Posts Tagged ‘Polyxena’

A Powerful Personality

September 19, 2015

Achilles absent was Achilles still.  -Homer, The Iliad

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Zephyrus

August 31, 2015

Zephyrus -named for the West Wind- was the horse given to Polyxena by Antiope, the Amazon commander. She rode him throughout her stay with the Amazons and on her return trip to Troy and often relates her joy over this..

At one time:  I was on Zephyrus -what a horse! He so easily responded to my commands that I could have led him without uttering a single word, just by small motions of my hand or body.

Another time:  I was never more happy to see Zephyrus than when Antiope brought him to me, and I felt absolutely certain the stallion regarded me in the same way, for he truly responded wonderfully to my control of his reins, its familiarity being received with utmost contentment.

A Censure of Polyxena

July 27, 2015

  “Do not try to lecture me, foolish woman….I asked you to accompany us because I believed you had what it takes to be one of us. I was wrong. You will never be an Amazon.”      -Penthesilea