Helen of Troy: The Story Behind the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Helen of Troy: The Story Behind the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Bettany Hughes


For 3,000 years, the lady referred to as Helen of Troy has been either definitely the right image of attractiveness and a reminder of the bad strength attractiveness can wield.In her look for the identification at the back of this mythic determine, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes makes use of Homer’s account of Helen’s existence to border her personal research. Tracing the cultural influence that Helen has had on either the traditional international and Western civilization, Hughes explores Helen’s function and representations in literature and in paintings during the a long time. it is a masterly paintings of historic inquiry approximately one of many world’s most renowned girls.

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