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The silence of the girls

Barker, Pat, 1943-2018
Books, Manuscripts
When her city falls to the Greeks, Briseis's old life is shattered. She is transformed from queen to captive, from free woman to slave, awarded to the god-like warrior Achilles as a prize of war. And she's not alone. On the same day, and on many others in the course of a long and bitter war, innumerable women have been wrested from their homes and flung to the fighters. The Trojan War is known as a man's story: a quarrel between men over a woman, stolen from her home and spirited across the sea. But what of the other women in this story, silenced by history? What words did they speak when alone with each other, in the laundry, at the loom, when laying out the dead?
Main title:
Imprint:
UK : Hamish Hamilton, 2018.
Collation:
325 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9780241338070 (hbk)
Dewey class:
823.914HF
LC class:
PR6052.A6488
Local class:
FTFICFAFBCAF
Language:
English
BRN:
2271279
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