Invocation of Clio

Child of Zeus,

Speak to me

Of Achilles and Hector,

Of Paris's abduction

Of fair Helen of Sparta.

Did she leave

Of her own free will?

Let me hear

The crashing of swords

That collided

So long ago.

Sing to me

Of Oenone

Who loves Paris.

The woman who

Held a grudge,

Then forgave her betrayer,

Only to find him dead.

Sing to me

Of the woman

Hanging from the tree branch.

Tell me

The stories

Of Troy.