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Achilles, Patroclus and Thersites

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Illustrator: H. C. Selous

Engraver: Unknown

Original Illustration Size: 117 x 132 mm / 4″20 x 5″6

Illustration Number: 8/18… 60 more words

Tragedy

Sumerian Mists (Part 1 of 2)

The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the most ancient mythological poems we can read. It is part of the Sumerian mythology and, as we know, the Sumerians were Europeans. 992 more words

European Traditionalism

Homers' Odyssey - Book III - Extras

Now that we went through book III of Odyssey, we can explain some of the names mentioned in the post.

Patroclus

Patroclus was a dear friend of Achilles who was the greatest warrior of Achaeans.  462 more words

Mythology

Thetis Bringing the Armour to Achilles by John Flaxman

Thetis Bringing the Armour to Achilles by John Flaxman 
Published in The Iliad of Homer, 1793

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one of my favorite things to do is read 1 star amazon reviews from people who are astonished and upset that someone wrote a book about achilles and patroclus being gay

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The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

This book is not what I thought. At all. I picked up this book because it was a suggested read of one of my favorite authors. 537 more words

Fiction

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

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. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.

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