apple of discord

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apple of discord:

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or Alexander,
in Greek mythology, son of Priam and Hecuba and brother of Hector. Because it was prophesied that he would cause the destruction of Troy, Paris was abandoned on Mt. Ida, but there he was raised by shepherds and loved by the nymph Oenone.
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, in Greek mythology.
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The founding of the Portuguese town of Nova Colonia do Santisimo Sacramento in 1680 by Manuel de Lobo began 131 years of conflict between the Portuguese and the Spanish and earned it the title, Manzana de la discordia (Apple of Discord).
The issue of the Bulgarian support for Turkey's EU accession turned into the apple of discord for the allies of the Bulgarian ruling party GERB.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Iraqi parliament on Saturday started a session to vote on several draft laws on its agenda, not including the election law, an apple of discord between the Kurdistan Alliance bloc on one hand and the Arab and Turkmen blocs on the other.
The war originated from a quarrel between the goddesses Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite, after Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, gave them a golden apple, sometimes known as the Apple of Discord, marked "for the fairest".
Greek legend has the gods quarreling over a golden apple, which in turn brought about the destruction of the city of Troy, hence apple of discord. Storytellers, writers, and poets have often referred to the apple when romanticizing the beauty of a loved one, the apple of my eye.
The phrase, "The apple of discord" is classical in origin and not heard very often today.
This ideological gap is the real apple of discord, because interests can be reconciled by bargaining, but principles cannot.
Among the numerous plays he had staged between 1870 and 1881 (thus during the decade of Wagner's Bayreuth undertaking) were A Diplomatic Mission, Maria and Magdalena, A Success, Aunt Therese, The Apple of Discord, and Disgraceful Work -- titles that suggest Lindau's own commitment to the drama of the present rather than that of "the future." Lindau was no professional music critic, and he consistently prefaces his scattered remarks on the music of Wagner's tetralogy with disclaimers to this effect, though he is not reticent about voicing his opinions.
When the golden apple of discord was thrown on the table of the gods, it was Paris who had to judge between the rival claims of Hera, Aphrodite, and Athene.
LAHORE:Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Saturday the unwarranted demand of an NRO [National Reconciliation Ordinance] was an "apple of discord" between the government and the two main opposition parties.
An apple of discord was said to be an old hostility between two groups of same community tribesmen.