out of context: 9/11, homoerotica and the not-heroic dead

Finding words that do justice to a momentous event is always difficult — especially so, perhaps, in the age of Internet trawling, when a wary eye needs to be kept for the bothersome baggage that may be attached to the perfect-sounding expression. There is an easy mechanism, also time-hallowed, for winnowing out what may be right from what is clearly wrong: it’s called reading.
What do a 9/11 memorial, The Aeneid and gay ancient Greeks* have in common? Find out: "Out of Context".

* Actually Troy, but "gay Trojans" was just too much! The accepted archaeological site of ancient Troy is found in modern-day Turkey; the Troy of Homer and Virgil was Greek.

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