Iphigenia in Aulis as Crystallography | Poetry

Angelo Mao

The war process is commonly thought of in terms of warming. As in the conflict heating up, there are hot spots in the region. But it does not feel hot to be in the milieu of incipient conflict. It feels cold. Supersaturation. They swear an oath. Warmer temperatures keep solutes in solution free from binding to each other. Before Helen’s husband is picked, the suitors are bound with an oath....

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