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:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the selection of images.

    Do you have the references/source for the first image Vlieger de Simon The burning of Troye?

    Thank you very much
    Nils Röller