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Writing Assignment #2

LGBT themes in classical mythology

As LGBT issues have recently come into more mainstream media with pushes for same-sex marriage and other equality rights, the idea of looking into the past to see just how far ago we can see societies writing about some of these same issues and identities is interesting. 787 more words


True Motives

Achilles just told me he overheard Hades planning to stop me from posting anything else on this blog. Apparently he’s going to say it’s because you guys function just fine up there with your current theories on Ancient Greek history. 321 more words


The Telephone Game

I’ve heard that you guys play a game up there where someone comes up with a phrase and you whisper it around in a circle, trying to keep the phrase the same. 381 more words


The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles is narrated, through truly beautiful prose, by Patroclus. The love that Patroclus feels for Achilles radiates from every sentence. It’s a tragic story, but one I am a better person for having read. 54 more words


The Ultimate Boredom

I wish I was a hero. Then I’d be rocking out in the Elysian fields instead of dying-again!-of boredom here in the Plain of Asphodel. The limit of entertainment down here is taking a walk….over and over again. 268 more words


Patroclus heals Eurypylos

The common garden plant Achillea, also known as yarrow, was named after Achilles from this passage in the Iliad. It is supposed to be the plant which supplied the root with which Patroclus healed Eurypylos. 118 more words

Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Title: The Song of Achilles
Author: Madeline Miller
Standalone novel
Published: September 20th, 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 384
Genres: Historical fiction, mythology, LGBT
Rating: ★★★★★ – 5/5 stars… 897 more words