Posts Tagged ‘Greek Mythology; Troy; Ancient History’

Menelaus Reclaims Helen as Troy Falls

December 28, 2015

As Polyxena describes the scene: Menelaus strode up to Helen bent on avenging the injury and humiliation she caused him. He raised his sword -did I misjudge him?- and for an instant there I thought he might indeed kill her. But then she looked at him, tears streaming from her face, and if ever there was a sight to melt a man’s heart, it was that of Helen in grief, peering into his eyes, her lovely face it its pitiful best, amplifying her suffering. He paused in his observation and then sheathed his sword. Helen’s future was secure.

The Reader is Aphrodite

July 6, 2015

        To you, Immortal Goddess, I reveal my thoughts. ..Even as I recollect the events shaping my present condition, I am struck by the strangeness of it all, for rarely can it be said that happenstances so beyond my control were to affect my personal being in such a detrimental way. -Polyxena