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Reflection: The Song of Achilles

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To ease myself back into this blog, I thought I would talk about one of my all time favourite novels: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. 236 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

Opinion Leaders

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

Ancient Greece


“his blonde hair

looks as magical in the sun

as it does in the tint of the moonlight

that passes between our faces”

More little details

“…Patroclus planted a heel

against his chest, wrenched the spear from his wound

and the midriff came out with it–so he dragged out both…

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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


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 (intended here as a biological term). 1,023 more words

European Traditionalism