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Who was Cassandra?


  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.

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August 05, 2013

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Beautiful drawings and an interesting slice of life. (The drawings take me back to last week. I didn't get as far as France, only the South of England - where we visited Charleston, meeting place of the Bloomsbury group).

Parc Lafontaine!You are taking me back 50 years to a Sunday afternoon outing. We rented a rowboat and paddled sightseeing on the lake. Same lake and same trees, I imagine, but all else must have changed.

Hi there, I really like your site if I'm truthful. Where did you will get it built?

I embraced most forms of French culture but frequently had problems with the music - pop and posh. True they created the best national anthem in the world (provided one doesn't have monarchist sympathies) but after that Pelléas et Mélisande, Messiaen's Les Oiseaux and Johnnie Hallyday all strained my Francophilia to the limit. But most of all that tendency to gargle which most French singers seem to adopt. Dudley Moore parodied it beautifully. Was that the way your street singer was singing? Verily your seid umschlungen Millionen is far better developed than mine.

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