|In this painting by Francesco Albani|
(more or less contemporary to Marino's poem)
Venus shows the golden apple
The Judgment of Paris in G. B. Marino's version: Venus' victory song.
"Come, O my Graces, and come, O Loves,
my powerful forces, unconquered squads!
With the greenest laurel leaves crown
your finally victorious mother!
Go sing in high, resounding verse, and
let the thin, delicate breeze reecho:
Long live Love, long live Love, who in heaven
and on earth subdues both peace and war!"