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Edy Vessel is Helen of Troy

Edy Vessel (aka Hedy Vessel): Italian actress born Edoarda Vesselovsky 1940; eleven movie credits between 1959 and 1963 including The Thief of Baghdad (1961), Sword of the Conqueror… 6 more words


Wednesday Poems: Daughter of Troy


 by Katherine Givens


Cassandra, Daughter of Troy,

your struggles began when you

rejected the advances of Apollo.

For refusing his love, 110 more words


The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller

Terrific book! Loved it. Lyrical. Captivating. Love story. Sad parts. Retelling of Classical stories before and during the Trojan War. Timely in that it describes a great love between two Greek princes, not unusual for the time period, but now on contemporary minds with the legalization of gay marriage. 240 more words

Teen Fiction

Don't dance with the devil, the tragic demise of social democracy

This proverb which warns against dancing with the devil probably dates back to the early medieval period, when there was a strong sense of the presence of the devil in the world. 896 more words


Poster of the Week - Helena (1924)

The oldest item yet to feature on Poster of the Week, this Russian-made poster for the German silent epic, Helena (1924, aka Helen of Troy… 823 more words


The Madness of Cassandra

Cassandra, a character found in Homer’s epic The Iliad and Virgil’s The Aeneid, has become the poster child for characters in literature who can see into the future and whose miraculous gift has become a curse. 1,312 more words