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The Song of Achilles

This illuminating book has taught me that when approaching a book, it is best that I do not know any knowledge about it.  Knowledge as in plot, summaries, reviews, anything.   211 more words


Amelia, With No Prior Knowledge, Liveblogs The Iliad- Almeida Theatre and British Museum

Today, 14th August 2015, the Almeida Theatre and the British Museum have launched, with the help of 50 performers, a mammoth reading of the whole of Homer’s Iliad, the tale of the Trojan War. 2,785 more words


Review: 'The Song of Achilles' by Madeline Miller

It’s been awarded to the eyeballs, so ‘The Song of Achilles’ has been on my reading list for a long time, and what a song it has to sing. 448 more words

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Review: The Song Of Achilles

There are some books that you read and enjoy so much that you immediately want to run down the streets with armfuls of the book, shoving it at random people because the story is genius and you think everyone deserves to read it – 500 more words


Book review: The Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller)

Title: The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Page count: 352 pages
Rating: 5/5 stars (and as soon as I find a way to give more than a 100% rating I will up the rating) 965 more words


Words Crush Wednesday - Homeric Version

Since it’s Pride Month, I thought I’d let the rest of the month’s Words Crush Wednesday quotes focus on the homoerotic passages in the Iliad… 541 more words

Greek Mythology

A book that was originally written in a different language: Iliad

Reviewing Homer’s Iliad seems absurd. It’s such an important piece of writing that other things I love have stemmed from so it doesn’t feel like something that can be condensed into a casual review. 370 more words

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