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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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March 07, 2010

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Hmmm.... This seems to be my month for focusing on war stories. As a mother of three in the service, I end up with such conflicting feelings. Kids in their twenties always believe they are invincible. I find myself staring at the tragic side of war. It is disheartening that, in all these years since Homer and Thucydides, the human race has never evolved past warfare.

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