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Revisiting Troy (2004): An Anti-War Epic?

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Wolfgang Petersen’s film Troy, a  (very) loose adaptation of Homer’s Iliad, hit theaters in 2004, part of a wave of sword-and-sandal epics throughout the early 2000s that looked to achieve the same critical and commercial success first enjoyed by  1,042 more words

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller [Quotes]

I could rewrite this entire book here because I loved it so much. Instead I will just post my favorites here.

“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. 417 more words

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

 The Song of Achilles

“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. 265 more words

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Troy -King Priam

Hi guys!

We have watched the movie Troy (2004) and we are asked to choose any character in the movie.

The movie is about the Trojan War. 230 more words

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downtown Troy is the gem of upstate New York

After my cousin completed her second year of college in the city of Troy at RPI, she took me on our own little adventure to explore downtown.

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Briseis: Priestess of Apollo, The girl who lost her everything

Imagine yourself in a situation where men treat you as objects. Imagine yourself where you barely found your happiness only have it all taken away. 665 more words

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Hector; Prince of Troy, Heart of Gold

Hector, heir of Troy, most noble son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba, older brother  of (the less appealing) Paris. This devoted husband and father was the greatest Trojan hero of the Trojan War, the main defender and general of Troy,  a man in favor of Apollo. 482 more words

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