By James Lee Burke

“It’s very unlikely to consider the Louisiana bayou with no conjuring up James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux books” (Chicago Tribune), together with this early masterwork that pits the Cajun police detective opposed to one of many New South’s such a lot twisted and strong forces. Oil speculator Weldon Sonnier is the patriarch of a stricken relations in detail sure to the CIA, the Mob, and the Klan. Now, the homicide of a cop and a weird and wonderful assassination try pull Robicheaux into the Sonniers’ hellish global of insanity, homicide, and incest. yet Robicheaux has devils of his own— and so they could spoil the tormented investigator and the 2 humans he holds most precious.

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Poseidon Consider it done. What you’ve asked me to do Needs only doing, not long speeches. I’ll rouse The Aegean waters until the shores of Mykonos, The jagged reefs of Delos, Skyros, Lemnos, And the promontories of Caphereus Are clogged with countless bodies. Go to Olympus, And when you aim your father’s thunderbolts, Watch for the moment when the Greeks set sail. The man who sacks cities, who desecrates temples And graves, the holy places of the dead, That man’s a fool. For all his pillaging, Sooner or later, his own destruction comes.

And you, mother, You, too, lead the dance, join in it Joyously, And turning As I turn, now here, now there, Sing out The wedding song, yes, celebrate The bride With blessed chants 42 380 TROJAN WOMEN [338–367] And clapping hands. Come, Trojan daughters, In all your finery, sing for the husband Fate has chosen I lie down beside. 390 chorus leader My queen, can’t you calm her delirium Before she dances off lightly to the Greek camp? hecuba O Hephaestus, holder of the wedding torch, The torch you hold here burns with misery, The opposite of all I ever hoped for.

There could be no more fitting final vision of Hecuba, against all odds the embodiment of human fortitude in the midst of despair. Peter Burian 37. See also the note on 1366–1422. 38. Dunn (above, n. 17), 102. In other extant tragedies of Euripides, the Chorus chant the closing lines in marching anapests (trochaic tetrameters in Ion). 25 This page intentionally left blank ON THE TRANSLATION Down three games to zero in the 2004 American League Championship best-of-seven series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees four straight times to win the Pennant.

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