America's Maenad moment

Now would be a good time for America to brush up on its Greek mythology

A mosaic representation of a Maenad.
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Now would be a good time for America to brush up on its Greek mythology.

A flip through The King Must Die, Mary Renault's exploration of the life of Theseus, would in particular be instructive. One of the great heroes of Greek lore, Theseus absconds with the beautiful Princess Ariadne — only to find himself witnessing nightmarish violence at her hands.

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