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The Oracles of Troy by Glyn Iliffe

To quote the eminent philosopher and all around wise man, Homer Simpson, “I like stories.”  I especially like good stories and this series by Glyn Iliffe is magnificent.   294 more words

Book Review

Famous Bearded Women In History

Mummyville, Egypt.  Fabricated archeologist, and amateur photographer, Ivana Kissurmom, stopped by our Paris office today with these amazing pictures of famous bearded women from history. 164 more words


Lyanna Stark of Winterfell and Helen of Troy

Was this the face that launch‘d a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?

-Christopher Marlowe’s1604 tragedy Doctor Faustus

In  literary tradition, rape and abduction lead to war, and family and union lead to peace.

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Perfection (I)

So this must be beauty, form, perfection
Embodied — no dull artist’s expression.
What of Raphael, what of Da Vinci
Then, when compared to her (compared to… 357 more words


Friday Favorites #4

Love Letters from Helen of Troy

You always feared god-born Achilles
The most of all your fellows.
His divinity wove him taller,
Better, quicker, stronger. 80 more words


For Denisse

Fair Helen launched a thousand ships
Across the wine-dark sea
And though your beauty rivals hers
It may only stir me
But I’ll stand before any man… 53 more words

leda and the swan

I’m also currently doing some research into the Greek myths that enmesh the Trojan War (because Greek myths are fucking great). I just found this devastating poem by Yeats about Leda’s rape by Zeus when he appeared to her in the form of a swan. 143 more words

Olivia Satchell