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The Art of Concealment

Homer said that Helen of Troy was the most beautiful woman in the world, yet he never described her beauty – because it was beyond description. 159 more words

Books

H. Review

Film audiences in Berlin have enjoyed two opportunities to see the film H. this year, first at the Berlinale in February and then, more recently, at the Fantasy FilmFest in August. 593 more words

Reviews

The Ramifications of Rage

“Rage–Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles, / murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses, / hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls” ( 1,280 more words

Essay

Amours 1.215

De ses Maris, l’industrieuse Heleine,
L’esguille en main retraçoit les combas
Dessus sa toile : en ce poinct tu t’esbas
D’ouvrer le mal duquel ma vie est pleine. 580 more words
Sonnets

Amelia, With No Prior Knowledge, Liveblogs The Iliad- Almeida Theatre and British Museum

Today, 14th August 2015, the Almeida Theatre and the British Museum have launched, with the help of 50 performers, a mammoth reading of the whole of Homer’s Iliad, the tale of the Trojan War. 2,785 more words

Television

Antonio Canova's "Helen of Troy"

Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

I love this piece.

Photo credit: By Yair Haklai (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons.

Leda and the Swan

Dear Reader,

this is one of my favourite mosaics among those I’ve seen in Paphos in the archeological site Tombs of the Kings.

In most accounts Leda is to be known as mother of Helen, however there are discrepancies on how that happened. 142 more words

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