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Cassandra in Greek mythology, a daughter of the Trojan king Priam, who was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo. When she cheated him, however, he turned this into a curse by causing her prophecies, though true, to be disbelieved. After the fall of Troy, she became the slave of Agamemnon; having prophesied his death, she was killed with him by Clytemnestra.

From 1935 Cassandra was also the pen-name of the Daily Mirror journalist William Connor (1909–67). Cassandra's support for criticism of P. G. Wodehouse's wartime broadcasts from France while interned by the Germans was extremely influential; his ‘vitriolic’ style, on the other hand, often annoyed the government.

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Cassandra

Cassandra (kəsăn´drə), in Greek legend, Trojan princess, daughter of Priam and Hecuba. She was given the power of prophecy by Apollo, but because she would not accept him as a lover, he changed her blessing to a curse, causing her prophecies never to be believed. While seeking refuge from the Greeks during the Trojan War, she was dragged from the temple of Athena and violated by the Locrian Ajax. After the war she was the slave of Agamemnon and was killed with him by his wife Clytemnestra. She was also known as Alexandra.

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Cassandra

Cassandra In Greek mythology, the daughter of Priam, skilled in the art of prophecy, but condemned by Apollo never to be taken seriously. Her warning that the Greeks would capture Troy went unheeded. She was raped by the Greek Ajax the lesser, and then carried off as a concubine by Agamemnon; they were murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.

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