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Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Title: The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Standalone novel
Published: September 20th, 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 384
Genres: Historical fiction, mythology, LGBT
Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/5 stars… 897 more words


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

I wrote this review in November 2013 whereupon it went into my drafts folder in anticipation of being edited before I pressed the ‘publish’ button. Fourteen months later and I think it’s fair to say the time for editing has long since passed. 1,123 more words


So I've written a play. Now what?

Seriously, what do I do with a play?  A book I can self-publish.  A movie script I can chuck in the rubbish bin.  But a play?   253 more words

Greek Mythology

Life in Athens (10)

Life in Athens (10)

τη˛ δε ‛υστεραια˛ ‛ο Θεοδωρος εφοιτα εις διδασκαλου οικον. εγραφε τε και εμαθε τα του ‛Ομηρου επη τα περι του Πατροκληος. ευ δη ανεγνωκε τα επη. 150 more words

Life In Athens

Achilles and Patroclus

The love story of Achilles and Patroclus gave the Greeks a big headache: They did not worry whether Achilles or Patroclus were gay – it never crossed their minds. 1,755 more words

Ancient Greece

I forgot about Penthesileia

When I was describing my dream TV show, I forgot to talk about how I wanted to work in Penthesileia into the final season.

The way I see it, Achilles is still mourning for Patroclos, and goes out riding by himself, trying to come to terms with his grief, but wearing in full armor, just in case.   138 more words

Greek Mythology