Hydria, attic red-figure, 470-260 a. C.
“I visioned Cassandra as a very significant figure for our times (...). I was interested in getting to the crucial point as to the beginning of our culture when the alienation before us had begun. This alienation that has now brought us so near to self destruction. I was interested in that precise moment with the event of patriarchal and hierarchical society when women's literary expression had disappeared for millennium".
Christa Wolf "Cassandra" 1984