"Yet the most pitiable thing of all was the cry I heard from Cassandra"

The rape of Cassandra, red-figure cup, ca.440-30 BC
Public DomainThe rape of Cassandra, red-figure cup, ca.440-30 BC - Credit: Bibi Saint-Pol/Wikimedia Commons
 Cassandra was a daughter of King Priam of Troy, brought home by Agamemnon as his slave. The god Apollo gifted her with unfailing prophetic ability, but also punished her with the curse that her warnings would always go unheeded.