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16th April

1178 BC Odysseus/Ulysses returns from the Trojan War

1889 Charlie Chaplin born

José de Diego Day, father of the Puerto Rican independence movement

World Voice Day


Doomed Love

Lies forged from blooms of steel

And quenched in blood,

Their last hopes interred

In the womb of a murderous gift.

Breathe silence 

Lest sands painted crimson in rage… 35 more words


Why the movie Troy was wrong

Troy was a movie that was about the Trojan war. It starred Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Diane Kruger and Sean Bean. Their characters were Achilles, Paris, Hector, Helen, and Odysseus respectively. 348 more words

Memnon Versus Antilochos

Antilochos, a Greek prince of Pylos, is about to receive a lethal beating from the Nubian King Memnon. One might think that the Greek is the better armored fighter in this confrontation, but from what I’ve researched, maces like Memnon’s come in handy against armored opponents. 63 more words


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Adapted from Goodreads: Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. 668 more words

Historical Fiction

Vs. The Trojan Horse

Here’s the deal. Everyone knows the story of the Trojan War. There was this super hot chick, Helen of Troy, and there were the Greeks, and the Romans, and this guy named Troy…uh, so, they all go to Mount Olympus with the half man/half cooking utensil God, Pan…once there, Danny DeVito and James Woods sing about Hercules, and then war breaks out, and there’s a little metallic owl flying around, and everyone is rescued by Xena, Warrior Princess. 582 more words


Tuesday's adventure

Sleep is good when you can breath through both nostrils. It was so good in fact that I almost didn’t wake up for breakfast. Aimee was ready to go before I was. 1,906 more words

EuroSpring 2014