Gift Horse

(by Simon Petrie, September 2010)

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It would create history. It would give birth to legends. It would produce heroes, whose names would forever be linked to a bitter war fought over the love of a woman. Chief among these heroes would be Odysseus, inextricably intertwined with a decade-long siege of the city, and with the saga of his last, brilliant, tragically misguided stratagem: the hollow, brightly-coloured papier maché construction—gigantic enough to hold thirty brave men—which would become famous as the Piñata Horse of Troy.

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One response

18 09 2010
Debbie

Heh. I love it.

A tale that could have given rise to the well-known adage: Beware greeks bearing sticks. (They’re only after candy).

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