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Cassandra

“My lord,” she said, as Agamemnon took the reins. Around them the tired yet triumphant army, what was left of the Mycenaean contingent, hurried their slaves and the trophies of war they carried openly now into procession behind the king’s … Continue reading

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a father’s love

bridal offering a proud father marches her into the sunset blood of a virgin untouched by a father’s love first blood washing her father’s feet * cassandra wept – the last drop would be her own * medusa’s beauty masked … Continue reading

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Iphigenia in England

Following on again from my recent post In the annals of ancient Crete… Boccaccio’s story of Iphigenia was adapted by the Seventeenth Century (Restoration) English poet (and Poet Laureate) John Dryden as Cymon And Iphigenia, and this was set to … Continue reading

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In the annals of ancient Crete…

For some reason I remember Day 5 of The Decameron starting: ‘In the annals of ancient Crete’. Clearly this is impossible. What is just possible is that I read a translation that started: ‘In the annals of ancient Cyprus’, but … Continue reading

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