Farmers work in the sun growing wheat, sunflowers, olives, corn— in fields where Greek ships once landed and soldiers came to conquer Troy. A giant wooden horse has displaced King Priam’s throne. Children climb into it and laughingly give V-for-victory signs. The wind from the Aegean blows sweetly through summer grasses. Birds sing in oaks and cypress pines. Poppies grow out of crevices and resemble drops of blood. Hard to quickly piece together names and events from three thousand years ago— who killed whom for love, honour, revenge or politics? To debate the worth of dying for a cause? The…

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