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

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