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A look at the other players of Troy

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(Photo: The Women of Troy: A Novel by Pat Barker)
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Pat Barker’s last novel, “The Silence of the Girls,” began the story of Briseis, the forgotten woman at the heart of one of the most famous war epics ever told. اضافة اعلان

The Women of Troy” depicts the fall of Troy. The Greeks have won their bitter war. They can return home as victors — all they need is a good wind to lift their sails. But the wind has vanished; the seas becalmed by vengeful gods, and so the warriors remain in limbo — camped in the shadow of the city they destroyed, kept company by the women they stole from it.

Helen — poor Helen, all that beauty, all that grace — and she was just a moldy-old bone for feral dogs to fight over.

Cassandra, who has learned not to be too attached to her own prophecies, they have only ever been believed when she can get a man to deliver them.

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