I like hints of how things functioned in ancient mechanics; what were the loom warps weighted with? A quiet ‘atelier’ away from the dust and sweat of the battle ground; gossip and resentment at the cause of the war, as the women work at their weaving.
‘Troy. The atelier. Stitch-frames and large warp-weighted looms
‘… Paris is hated … ‘
Right-angled to the sills
‘… and so is she … ‘
Source: Christopher Logue, War Music: An account of Books 1-4 and 16-19 of Homer’s Iliad, London: Faber and Faber, 2001, p. 98