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Cassandra Troy

Ajax taking Cassandra, tondo of a red-figure kylix by the Kodros Painter, c. 440-430 BC, Louvre

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Red-figured hydria, depicting the rape of Kassandra by the lesser Ajax, son of Oileus, in Athena's temple at Troy. In the centre, the Trojan princess Kassandra kneels on the base of the statue of Athena, the Palladion. Attributed to the Danaid Group. Made in Campania, Italy. GR 1824,0501.35

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Helen of Troy - the daughter of Zeus and Leda, Helen was the Queen of Sparta and considered the most beautiful woman who ever lived. Her abduction by Paris led to the Trojan War. She is portrayed here by Diane Kruger.

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Pre Raphaelite Art: Cassandra, Evelyn de Morgan (1898, London); Cassandra in front of the burning city of Troy at the peak of her insanity. Cassandra was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. She had the power of prophecy and the curse of never being believed. Evelyn De Morgan (nee Pickering; 30 Aug 1855–2 May 1919) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter. She was married to the ceramicist William de Morgan. She did many beautiful paintings of classical and mythological figures.

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cassandra: noble by birth & renowned for her near-divine beauty & ready wit, her oft-bruised femininity &d steady chaste virtue, coveted by lustful apollo, brought about her ruin; when portentous voices whisper to her through the wind & from beneath the ground & she translates them aloud for everyone to hear, she is ridiculed & spurned. her fall prefigures that of troy but no one listens as her distress tumbles from her eyes.

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XXXV-Cassandre, fille de Priam, roi des Troyens, et d'Hécube. Elle joue du tympanon. (CASSANDRA, daughter of King Priam of Troy) -- Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), Le Livre des cleres et nobles femmes, v. 1488-1496, Cognac (France), traducteur anonyme. -- Illustrations painted by Robinet Testard -- BnF Français 599 fol. 29 -- See more at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cassandre_BnF_Fran%C3%A7ais_599_fol._29.jpg

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Solomon Joseph Solomon (1860-1927) Ajax and Cassandra Oil on canvas 1886 Ballarat Fine Art Gallery (Ballarat, Victoria, Australia) ___ Cassandra, a daughter of the Trojan king had spurned the advances of Apollo, who punished her by ordaining that although she should always make true prophecies they would not be believed. The Trojans rejected her warnings that Troy was in imminent danger and when the Greeks sacked the city Cassandra fled to the Temple of Athena. LOVE THIS!

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Cassandra (Alexandra) - the fairest among the daughters of Priam and Hecabe; a princess of Troy cursed to see the future but never to be believed

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