Questions tagged [the-cure-at-troy]

Questions about the literary work 'The Cure at Troy' (1990/1991) by Seamus Heaney. It is a verse adaptation of Sophocle's play 'Philoctetes'. Should be tagged with [seamus-heaney].

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Why is Seamus Heaney's "The Cure at Troy" so often quoted in political contexts?

The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's translation and adaptation of Sophocles's Philoctetes set during the Trojan War. It seems to be very often quoted by politicians: most recently by British prime ...
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