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thought you knew myth, continued

aged father Priam. Many are adamant, however, that Neoptolemus killed King Priam using the infant himself-- he wielded Astyanax as a sort of club against the old man. Apart from its brutality, what is extraordinary about this version of the myth is that it is completely unsupported in literature and yet has been canonized into general mythological lore. The reason for this is that it is widely supported in Hellenic artwork. This is the only example I know of where mythology is

substantiated entirely in artwork.

Modius Fabidius: It's always a little confusing when history combines with mythology, but it can certainly be interesting. During a festival of the Sabine god Quirinus celebrated in Reate, a noble woman was called into the temple by a divine voice and was impregnated by the god. She bore a son, Modius Fabidius (awesome name, right?) who founded a city called Cures, whose name derives from the Sabine word “curis,” meaning spear.

nationals highlight videos

The months between national and state convention can be trying, full of PCD and Spanish students insisting Latin is a dead language. A common remedy for these ills is the post-convention video, typically filmed and compiled by state historians who document not only their chapter's achievements at the national convention, but also the funny, sweet moments which are why we keep coming back. With this in mind, I asked the creators of some of my favorite videos from Troy if I could showcase their work. I hope these highlights help (at least temporarily) soften the PCD.

At left: "To Home We'll Go," by Lucy Ku, Georgia Junior Classical League Historian (2017-2018).

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