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Aramis: Fictional character in the novels The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père. He and the other two musketeers Athos and Porthos are friends of the novels' protagonist, d'Artagnan.
Helen of Troy: Queen of Sparta and wife of Menelaus. The most beautiful woman in the world and cause of the Trojan War.
Paris: Trojan prince, brother of Hector. His stealing of Helen precipitated the Trojan War.
Agamemnon: The son of King Atreus and Queen Aerope of Mycenae, the brother of Menelaus. When Helen, the wife of Menelaus, was abducted by Paris of Troy, Agamemnon commanded the united Greek armed forces in the ensuing Trojan War.
Clytemnestra: The wife of Agamemnon, king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Mycenae or Argos. She was a femme fatale who murdered her husband, Agamemnon and the Trojan princess Cassandra, whom he had taken as war prize following the sack of Troy.
Desdemona: Shakespeare's Desdemona is a Venetian beauty who enrages and disappoints her father, a Venetian senator, when she elopes with Othello, a man several years her senior. When her husband is deployed to Cyprus in the service of the Republic of Venice, Desdemona accompanies him. There, her husband is manipulated by his ensign Iago into believing she is an adulteress, and, in the last act, she is murdered by her estranged spouse.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky: (1821-1881) Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social and spiritual context of 19th-century Russia.
Troy: Ancient and mythical city/state located on the northwest coast of present day Turkey. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Greek mythology and especially in the Iliad.
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