Inside the Walls of Troy - Author’s Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Clemence McLaren
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The author’s epilogue concludes the narrative by detailing the mythical and literary conclusions of the characters in the novel. According to legend, Helen is able to convince Menelaus she was a pawn of the gods and she returns to her home to live a long life. As the oracles predicted, it takes Odysseus ten years to return to his home. Helenus escapes from the sacking of Troy and founds a new Troy in a place called Buthrotum. He is able to ransom Andromache and they marry and have several children. There are conflicting accounts of the fate of Cassandra, who is said in one source to have been driven mad by the fall of Troy. Another source says she leads the women in a mass suicide, another that she goes with Agamemnon to Mycenae and is killed by his wife, and other sources...

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