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The Argive queen is Helen, also known as Helen of Troy. The hint that Argos could refer to Mycenae (Helen was the wife of Menelaos), combined with the mention of beauty (see Marlowe's "Was this the face that launched a thousand ships / And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?" in Doctor Faustus) was very helpful. The phrase "Argive queen" ...


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There have been many people named Brutus. The most famous one is probably Marcus Junius Brutus, who is one of the figures discussed by Plutarch and is a character in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Another well-known Brutus is Lucius Junius Brutus, semi-legendary founder of the Roman Republic. But the Brutus that Wyatt is thinking of is Brutus of Troy, a ...


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The poem to me, a genius, I read this and to me it is very clearly and I mean clearly, a what is life about, what is life's meaning poem. It starts with a beginning, identifying perhaps being born rich is better and moving through potential phases of meaning in ones life, do we finally reach our gold, do we then settle on our laurels and enjoy life, then we ...


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