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  About Helen of Troy
Paradoxically the concern to elevate Helen from the realm of sordid anecdote and restore her to an epic role, was to have the effect of casting doubt on the epic itself.
Since it was vital that beautiful Helen should be virtuous, it was claimed that she had never been in Troy, that Zeus had put a phantom in her place or that a king of Egypt had snatched her from Paris to protect her.
All the same, Helen is cast with remarkable frequency as a burdened soul who finds it hard to recognize her own identity, in the work of both those who stick to the Trojan version and those who adopt the Egyptian variant.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/g_l/hd/abouthelen.htm   (4454 words)

 Bookreporter.com - HELEN OF TROY by Margaret George
Helen, daughter of the Grecian King Tyndareus, tells her story in the first person, which draws the reader deep into her persona from the beginning.
Helen took pleasure in the daily living she attained as a married woman, but she could never escape her destiny.
HELEN OF TROY is the story of a beautiful woman whose destiny was to be remembered in the entire literary world as the face that began a great war.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews2/0670037788.asp   (788 words)

  Helen of Troy
Helen of Troy is a lavishly produced TV mini-series, shot on location in Malta by the USA network.
Helen wasn't the daughter of a god who disguised himself as a big duckie, Achilles wasn't virtually invulnerable because he was bathed in the River Styx, Cassandra could not see the future, and so forth.
Helen of Troy (2003) is a TV miniseries filmed in Malta, and tells "the real story" of Helen of Troy, and the 10 year war between Sparta and Troy.
www.fakes.net /helenoftroy.htm   (2363 words)

 Helen, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Helen was abducted by the seducer Paris and held in Troy, and for her sake a large army sailed against that city in order to have her restored to her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta.
She became the handmaid of Helen to serve her as a slave, and only at the end of the Trojan War she was taken back to Athens by Demophon 1 and Acamas 1, two sons of Theseus by Phaedra, the daughter of Minos 2.
As Helen believed Polyxo 4 to be her friend, she went to Rhodes where Polyxo 4, widow of Tlepolemus 1 who died at Troy, was queen.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Helen.html   (2799 words)

 Helen of Troy - Stellan Skarsgard
Helen was the most beautiful woman in all of the world.
In this version, Theseus (Skarsgård) is made into a villain of sorts who kidnaps young Helen to make her his bride, but Skarsgård turns him into a likable, even affable, but still strong, man."...
Helen is kidnapped by a new-agey Theseus (Stellan Skarsgård) who's hip to sexual-harassment issues; he promises her he won't rape her and in fact doesn't lay a hand on her even when she's willing."...
www.stellanonline.com /helenoftroy.html   (561 words)

 Helen of Troy
As a small child, Helen was kidnapped from her home in Greece by Theseus, a well-known hero in mythology who was believed to have wanted to make Helen his wife once she was grown.
Helen’s unfaithfulness to her husband caused the Greeks to question the morals and scruples of Trojan leader Paris; Lewinsky’s affair with President Clinton caused people everywhere to consider the state of ethical standards in American leadership and society.
Helen herself sparks a lively debate on women and the moral standards by which they are judged, providing a source of entertainment and food for thought for students of all ages.
www.midthun.net /helenof.htm   (654 words)

Helen of Troy and the Trojan War were central to the early history of ancient Greece, and the Trojan War cycle was the culmination of many myths about the ancient Greek legendary heroes.
Helen is the object of one of the most dramatic love stories of all time and one of the main reasons for a ten-year war between the Greeks and Trojans.
Helen's mother was generally considered to have been Leda, wife of the king of Sparta, Tyndareus.
www.solarnavigator.net /history/helen_of_troy.htm   (1611 words)

 Helen of Troy
Commisioned to produce a picture of Helen for the temple of Hera at Agrigentum, Zeuxis decided he could realise his task only if the city supplied him with the five most beautiful maidens in the area as models - the sum of their beauty might at least approach Helen's.
Paris' mother Hecuba warns Menelaus not to meet Helen again after the fall of Troy, in case the sight of her in all her half-dressed glory overwhelms him.
Helen in this 21st-century film bears a worrying resemblance to the other vacuous, submissive Helens that dominate Western art, but it is only in recent history that she has earned this reputation.
home.freeuk.com /webbuk/helenoftroy.htm   (1335 words)

Helen (often called "Helen of Troy") was the daughter of Leda and Zeus, and was the sister of the Dioscuri and Clytemnestra.
Since she was not yet old enough to be married, he sent her to Aphidnae and left her in the care of his mother, Aethra.
In still other accounts, she never went to Troy at all: Hermes, acting on Zeus's orders, spirited her away to Egypt and fashioned a phantom out of clouds to accompany Paris; the real Helen was reunited with Menelaus after the Trojan War.
www.pantheon.org /mythica/articles/h/helen.html   (407 words)

 Powell's Books - Helen of Troy by Margaret George
Helen's noble Spartan parents try to defy the fates when a seer foretells the tragedy Helen and her legendary beauty will cause, but, as the myth of Helen demonstrates, destiny cannot be altered.
Helen's years of seclusion in Sparta lead to a frigid marriage to Menelaus before she connects with Paris, the Trojan prince with whom she forges an inextricable bond.
Helen's story is so riven with calamity that George cannot allow her the pages to grieve for every tragedy that befalls her, but by attempting to lend Helen a modern sensibility, the author invites a modern assessment of a mythical heroine.
www.powells.com /biblio/1-0670037788-1   (1197 words)

 Helen of Troy
Helen grew up to be particularly beautiful and her mortal guardian King Tyndareus sought to prevent bloodshed by forcing her suitors to exacting a vow of non-violence and by standing by the side of Helen’s husband to protect her.
Helen somehow realized the Greeks were hiding in the horse and tried to dissuade them from more bloodshed but they ignored her.
Helen also has significant potential to tap into and manipulate mystical energies, but her level of expertise even over several centuries is nowhere near that of Aphrodite, Athena or Artemis.
www.geocities.com /aesgaard41/mythuniv_helentroy.html   (1068 words)

 Helen of Troy
Helen could be the symbol of such materialism because her beauty caused her to be possessed, but that possesion never made her happy, nor did it make the possessor happy.
Helen was so beautiful that her father was afraid that a disappointed suitor would cause a war so he made the suitors pledge to support the one he choose.
Helen's father had forseen difficulties as a result of Helen's beauty so he made all her suitors support the one who was victorious.
www.fjkluth.com /helen.html   (9163 words)

 Helen of Troy
Helen of Troy is produced and distributed by USA Cable Entertainment - part of Vivendi Group, the largest media group worldwide - and is to be aired in the US early next year.
Helen of Troy marks the third TV project to be almost completely shot in Malta in 2002.
Helen of Troy traces the story of how a savage war was raged over the beauty of one woman, who risked everything to be with her lover, the young warrior Paris of Troy.
www.aboutrufus.com /helen_of_troy.htm   (6596 words)

 helen of troy
Helen was proclaimed to be the most beautiful of all mortal women and was abducted at a young age by Theseus and Peirithous, who drew straws to see who would marry her when she reached the proper age.
When the wooden horse was brought into the city, Helen knew what was up and mocked the wives of the men inside the horse causing a few of them to almost break their silence.
To protect Helen, Zeus had Apollo wrap her in a cloud and bring her to Olympus to reunite with her brothers.
www.enjoy.org /hstech/thinkquest02/Mythology/Heroes/helen_of_troy.htm   (414 words)

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Whenever Helen is present in the story, she displays self consciousness about the scandal of her behavior, in leaving her husband for a foreigner and causing the war at Troy.
Not only does Helen disgrace herself by choosing a foreigner over her own husband, but she disgraces all of Hellas who goes to war for ten years over such an unvirtuous woman.
Although the Trojan women seem to blame Helen for their misery, the man who Helen left for a foreigner still claims her to be innocent.
www.lycos.com /info/helen--troy.html   (401 words)

 ReadingGroupGuides.com - Helen of Troy by Margaret George
While all these variations on the Helen story-as well as those by later commentators-agree on her powerful erotic appeal and its potential to cause havoc, they differ wildly on questions about the nature of her character and adultery.
Helen, who speaks for herself, is a widow preparing to bury Menelaus and then return to Troy in the hope of somehow seeing her beloved Paris once again.
Helen's survival grants her the opportunity to reconcile with her daughter Hermione and even with Menelaus.
www.readinggroupguides.com /guides3/helen_of_troy1.asp   (1618 words)

  Amazon.com: Helen of Troy: Books: Margaret George   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Helen's noble Spartan parents try to defy the fates when a seer foretells the tragedy Helen and her legendary beauty will cause, but, as the myth of Helen demonstrates, destiny cannot be altered.
Helen's years of seclusion in Sparta lead to a frigid marriage to Menelaus before she connects with Paris, the Trojan prince with whom she forges an inextricable bond.
Helen's story is so riven with calamity that George cannot allow her the pages to grieve for every tragedy that befalls her, but by attempting to lend Helen a modern sensibility, the author invites a modern assessment of a mythical heroine.
www.amazon.com /Helen-Troy-Margaret-George/dp/0670037788   (3344 words)

 WIC - History of Women through Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although she had few spoken lines, Helen, the most beautiful mortal on earth was frequently manipulated on the comedic and tragic stage of Greek mythology.
Daughter of the mortal Leda and fathered by Zeus, Helen was used by the gods allowing her no choice in any of the events: therefore, she is painted as a puppet of the gods.
At the age of ten, Helen was kidnapped by Thesus, however, the Dioscuri brought her back to her father who later chose Menelaus from numerous suitors to be his daughters husband.
www.wic.org /artwork/helent.htm   (296 words)

 Hollywoodfyi.com:  Helen of Troy - USA Network Event starting April 20th
Helen is the illegitimate daughter of a the most powerful God, Zeus.
Helen's hand in marriage is given to Menelaus, King of Sparta.
Paris travel to Sparta is to stop an invasion of Troy, but on this fateful journey he meets finally, Helen whom the goddesses had promised to him.
www.hollywoodfyi.com /helenoftroy.html   (317 words)

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Hecuba had a dream while Paris was only a baby that he would cause the destruction of Troy, which caused her to desert him on a mountain in the hopes that he would die.
Helen and Paris sailed away before the return of Menelaos, and were married on an island before they returned to Troy.
Helen's flight to Troy with Paris was not of her own decision, and was greatly influenced by the will of Aphrodite and Zeus.
www.arthistory.sbc.edu /imageswomen/papers/hamiltonhelen/helenoftroy.html   (2461 words)

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 rogueclassicism: Helen of Troy
This Helen – whose father is the god Zeus, who raped her mother Leda in the guise of a swan – grows up forbidden to look in mirrors, lest she see how beautiful she is. Neither can she leave the environs of her home, lest that beauty bring misfortune to her family.
Like George, she sees a much more independent Helen than we are used to, a woman who came from a society where it was customary to be trained as a warrior from an early age, to inherit the throne and to choose one’s own husband (sometimes more than one at a time).
If Helen is an innocent victim then she was raped by Paris, prompting lurid and pornographic depictions of her abduction; if she is guilty of abandoning her husband and daughter, Hermione, then she is a she-monster, more deadly than Medusa.
www.atrium-media.com /rogueclassicism/Posts/00004197.html   (831 words)

 Troy 2: Helen of Troy
According to legend, Zeus came to Leda in the form of a swan and fathered Helen, who was born from an egg laid by her mother (image).
Helen was raised in the house of King Tyndareus of Sparta, along with her two brothers and her sister.
Helen was rescued by her bothers, Castor and Polydeuces.
ablemedia.com /ctcweb/consortium/troy2.html   (644 words)

 Helen of Troy - History for Kids!
Helen, the daughter of Zeus and the queen of Sparta, was the most beautiful young woman in the world.
Her stepfather (the king of Sparta) was afraid that if he said she could marry one of the suitors (the men who wanted to marry her), all the other suitors would fight him, and there would be a big war.
Helen's sister Clytemnestra married Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, Menelaus' older brother.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/religion/myths/helen.htm   (277 words)

 Has Helen of Troy Turned a Corner?
Shares of Helen of Troy (Nasdaq: HELE) jumped almost 20% after the company released second-quarter results today, and they now stand close to their highs for the year.
In the quarterly conference call, management highlighted that sales trends have been favorable for the first two quarters of Helen of Troy's fiscal year, but it is choosing to remain conservative for the balance of the year, probably because sales trends have been uneven for some time.
Overall, Helen of Troy has reported a couple of impressive quarters, and as long as the improved results are indicative of things to come, the 20% jump in the stock price seems warranted.
www.fool.com /news/mft/2006/mft06100621.htm   (598 words)

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