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Prosect Barker shuns the lofty symbolic tone of Greek myth. Her protagonist, Briseis, is fully realised. The women in her circle laugh and joke, puke and piss, and mock the men who wield power—Ajax and Hector are fallible, flesh-and-blood males. Barker is best known for her Regeneration trilogy, which reflected on the First World War through the twin lenses of psychotherapy and poetry.

The Trojan War is the backdrop here, and the narrator spares no detail when it comes to the slaughter. A seething anger, more powerful for being carefully modulated, ripples through the novel. The yarn skips along brightly, yet demands we reconsider the male-centric forms that underpin civilisation.

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❶Sex in Ancient Greece: to have or not to have? Photo credit: Jean Cousin. Ancient Greece — fact or fiction? Current scholars tend to favor the theory that the library suffered from a slow decline rather than catastrophic destruction and that its fortune was tied to that of Egypt. Indeed, the very idea that a woman could have enough influence to end a war would have been considered quite ridiculous to the Greek audience members. The cups from which diners drank at these events are often painted with erotic scenes, ranging from lingering glances to full-blown orgies.

Some scholars suggest that part of the library may have been destroyed at that time, while others maintain that it remained untouched.

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Aphrodite was said to have had a number of lovers, both mortal and divine, including Ares, the Olympian god of war. The Greeks liked their boys young Just as young brides were sexy, it was as adolescents that males were found attractive by other men.

These arrangements might be expected to lead to unhappy marriages, but we do find examples of loving couples. Since the rediscovery of Troy in modern-day Turkey in the 19th century, archaeologists have uncovered increasing evidence that Troy Prospecf already destroyed by the time the war was supposed to have occurred.

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