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Helen of Troy

Helen of Troy is famously described as having "the face that launched a thousand ships."
  Greek mythology:  "the face that launched a thousand ships" — "the most beautiful woman in the world" — the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris; the Greek army sailed to Troy to get her back which resulted in the Trojan War
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  • Helen of Troy is famously described as having "the face that launched a thousand ships."
  • Would I have refused to follow my "Helen of Troy" simply because...
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • What she said to a four-year-old about Helen of Troy: "A feisty woman who screwed things up."
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • She reached down and closed her hand around the hilt of the dagger Annabeth had given her—Katoptris, Helen of Troy’s weapon.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero

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  • Bad poetry, but even Helen of Troy probably started with, like, a limerick, right?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Helen of Troy, one thousand pounds!
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • This is the guiding power that runs through the work of Dante in the female figures of Beatrice and the Virgin, and appears in Goethe’s Faust successively as Gretchen, Helen of Troy, and the Virgin.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • And Helen of Troy was just a woman.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Like Helen of Troy, she explained: also it sounded like Hailan, her real name, Sea Blue.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • It didn’t look very special, just a triangular blade with an unadorned hilt, but it had once been owned by Helen of Troy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena

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  • It seemed possible that she was Helen of Troy but I knew she wasn’t Cleopatra because she was not a redhead; she was a natural blonde.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • But how about "Helen of Troy"?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Helen of Troy, whatever your true name may be—And I had known it . aha I had let it slip away.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • The only thing that fretted me was that rushing off to Nice might have caused me to miss "Helen of Troy," cette grande blonde!
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Helen of Troy?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Chapter 4 About a minute and forty seconds and several centuries later "Dr. Balsamo-Helen of Troy" pulled her mouth an inch back from mine and said, "Let me go, please, then undress and lie on the examining table."
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • She sheathed Katoptris, wondering how Helen of Troy had stayed sane during the Trojan War, if this blade had been her only source of news.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • She couldn’t use it for a weapon any better than Helen of Troy could, but it was still a looking glass, and what she saw in it was a scared girl with no chance of winning.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • My friend simply mistook you for Helen of Troy, the most beautiful mortal of all time.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Who cares how old Helen of Troy is?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • But somewhere is Helen of Troy and all her many sisters and there is still noble work to be done.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Helen of Troy [7] , King Arthur [5] , Robin Hood [5] , Gilgamesh [7] , William Tell [8]
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