The Helens of Troy: My June Column at Bookslut

Ruby Blondell argues dazzlingly in Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation that Helen, daughter of Zeus and Leda, possessor of "the face that launched a thousand ships," was the greatest bombshell of all time. "No other character in ancient Greek myth," Blondell writes, "plays such a prominent role in so many disparate kinds of work: …