(Homer, Aeschylus)



Leader of the Greek forces

That went to war against Troy

He won a victory

He sacrificed his daughter for safe passage

From a god

And brought a prophet back to Greece

As a trophy and a mistress

The antique word and calling, concubine


His wife would dominate the next act

In a drama of her own

In which he would finally become the victim

The real accomplishment he’d earned


C L Couch



By Travelling Runes –, CC BY-SA 2.0,

The Mykonos vase (750 to 650 BC), with one of the earliest known renditions of the Trojan Horse. (Note the depiction of the faces of hidden warriors shown on the horse’s side.)