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The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller (book review)

This is what I wrote on my book Instagram in early February 2017, a few minutes after finishing Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles –  1,261 more words


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller 

The Song of Achilles was such an amazing novel. I went in knowing very little – only that it was the story of Patroclus and Achilles told from Patroclus’ point of view. 428 more words

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It takes Apollo

When Achilles pulled his troops back, Patroclus, in an act of both defiance and love, went in his place, wearing his golden armor, and fought. He slaughtered many and it took Apollo,  252 more words

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Horse-Drawn Cart

I’m sorry I do this to you

Dragging you along

Behind my horse-drawn cart

Through all the bullshit

Like what Patroclus went through

For his love for Achilles.


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He is brighter up close. More than you could ever imagine. He is half-god, half-dream. When the war comes–and the war will come–his eyes will turn to ichor. 55 more words

Video: Homer's "The Iliad" translated and read by Stanley Lombardo

Stanley Lombardo, professor of classics at the University of Kansas, reads from his translation of “The Iliad.”

The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. 198 more words

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The House of Atreus, Part 4

When last we left our heroes, they were heading off to beat those women-snatching Trojans into a good ol’ foreign pulp. Yup, Helen had escaped, and because she was the only woman for Menelaus, the entire nation of Greeks (newly formed) were going after her. 1,138 more words

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