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Achilles & Patroclus

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Bloomsbury, 352pp, £8.99, 2012
ISBN 978 1 4088 2198 5

In The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller reimagines the story of Achilles and Patroclus from Greek mythology, using Homer’s  920 more words

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Review: The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Published: September 20, 2011

Rating: 5/5

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Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles.

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‘The Charges of Patroclus’

by Cora MacGregor

He who once, child-like, wept, seeing needless

Death, now, clad in bronze, attacks a fourth time.

Ablaze with another’s glory, heedless,

Like something inhuman, like something divine. 60 more words

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Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Hello and Welcome back! I took a break after doing my twelve days of Xmas to let myself settle back into my life in Montreal, sort out all my new activities, and most importantly read some more books! 981 more words

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This ancient gay love story was once as popular as our Romeo and Juliet    

We’ve all heard the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet but did you know that a queer love story was just as popular in archaic Greece? 831 more words

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Controversy Looms as Mythical Achilles is Played by Black Actor in New BBC Epic

Social media users have expressed their anger at a new series produced by the BBC and Netflix in which Greek mythological figures such as Achilles, Patroclus and Zeus are being played by black actors. 209 more words

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