Our English Classes

A blog for Maribel's students at EOI and CEP Granada

The face that launched a thousand ships

Posted by maribel on 05/03/2011

Elizabeth Taylor as Helen of Troy in the 1967 movie Dr. Faustus.

“The face that launched a thousand ships” is a reference to the mythological figure Helen of Troy. Her abduction by Paris was said to be the reason for a fleet of a thousand ships to be launched into battle, initiating the Trojan Wars.

Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.

Christopher Marlowe. Doctor Faustus

More phrases, saying and idioms.

Advertisements

One Response to “The face that launched a thousand ships”

  1. Fine way of telling, and fastidious piece
    of writing to get facts concerning my presentation subject, which i am going to convey in
    school.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: