How did Helen fall in love with Paris in Homer's Iliad?

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This is a very good question and you would think that the Iliad would address this question at greater length, being that this was the causus belli of the Trojan and Greek conflict. However, if you look at the Iliad, it starts in res media, that is, in the middle of the conflict. To be more precise, we are in the tenth year. In light of this, the story just assumes knowledge of prior events.

The back story is that the gods fated Helen to fall in love with Paris....

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