Friday, May 13, 2016

Did Helen of Troy Trigger World War 0?

A rather imaginative reconstruction of the events surrounding the Sea Peoples and the ending of the end of the Bronze Age.



The burning of Troye - Vlieger de Simon 

I'd never heard of the Luwians before; in my mind, Troy was a branch of the Mycenaen civilization, and the Trojan War was just a particularly bitter internecine fight. Well, I read the Durants about 50 years ago, so maybe I forgot. But what about Helen? Did she exist, or was she a bit of Homeric Rule 5?  A few actresses have played Helen down through the ages:


Elizabeth Taylor


Sienna Guillory

Diane Kruger
Rossana Podesta
Late Night With Rule 5 Monday done come on Tuesday (our time) at The Other McCain, thanks to Wombat-sochos participation as a delegate to the Nevada State GOP convention in Reno.

And there's even more artwork:



















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