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Your Kingdom for a Horse

A couple of days ago, I talked about Rome and mentioned briefly that one of its supposed founders, Aeneas, had fled from Troy following the Trojan War. 1,102 more words

Brilliant Europeans

War Declared on by Sparta

Skills Project #1

Prince Paris had recently been in a competition with three goddesses: Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite, to decide on who was the fairest. Each had offered him gifts if he had chosen them, Athena offered him wisdom and the ability of the greatest warriors, and Hera offered him political power and all of Asia; he took Aphrodite’s gift for she offered him Helen of Sparta, and she would make Queen Helen fall in love with him if he picked her.¬† 367 more words

Skills Projects


Day 16
Poem 16

Yesterday’s prompt was about doubling. Yesterday I also watched the first episode of this season of Orphan Black. All the talk about Project Leda brought me to one of my favorite stories to explore: Leda and the Swan, as well as the fates of her daughters. 125 more words

Anne Boleyn Regina (& some exciting news about my perfume line)

Knowing my obsession with all things Anne Boleyn, yesterday a Facebook friend shared this story from the Daily Mail with me. ¬†Apparently, noted Tudor historian Alison Weir found the above print on Ebay and believes it could be a lost copy of a 16th ¬†century portrait of Anne–possibly her coronation portrait, as it matches up well with written descriptions of what she was wearing that day. 892 more words


Helen of Soy

Funny thing about drinking all your food- you have to use the restroom a lot. So far I’ve had 3 bottles, and it’s not so bad. 62 more words


The Iliad, Homer


Change of genre from what’s usual: epic!

The Iliad recounts the siege of Troy. It is the story of Achilles killing Hector for killing Patroclus, Achilles’ best friend. 184 more words