The love goddess then facilitated an extended bit of adultery between Paris and Helen of Troy, leading to the destruction of Ilium after a 10 year siege, Paris' famously unpleasant death, and the world's first soap operas -- Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.
Apart from generational favorites such as The Bible, or Paul Tillich's luminous writings, there is really no widely-disseminated guide that teaches young people how to behave in a world gone mad (MTV does not count) . . . . Personally, I find this to be a tragedy.