Helen of Troy

Author: Andrew Lang


"Wherefore I sail’d not here for help in war,
Though well the Argives in such need can aid.
The force that comes on me is other far;
One that on all men comes: I seek the maid
Whom golden Aphrodite shall persuade
To lay her hand in mine, and follow me,
To my white halls within the cedar shade
Beyond the waters of the barren sea."


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Chicago: Andrew Lang, "XVII.," Helen of Troy, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in Helen of Troy (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed March 27, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9UY4TQSKG75QNN.

MLA: Lang, Andrew. "XVII." Helen of Troy, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in Helen of Troy, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 27 Mar. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9UY4TQSKG75QNN.

Harvard: Lang, A, 'XVII.' in Helen of Troy, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Helen of Troy, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 27 March 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9UY4TQSKG75QNN.