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Words Crush Wednesday; M is for Memnon

Since it’s M-day in the April A-to-Z blogging challenge, I wanted to write about Memnon, but it’s also Words Crush Wednesday, which made this a bit more difficult.   1,303 more words

Greek Mythology

I is for Iphis

I’ve mentioned her before–and I’ll likely mention her again–but Iphis is one of the least known figures in Greek myths.  Seriously, she’s only mentioned like twice in all the surviving literature.   1,827 more words

Greek Mythology

Words Crush Wednesday; G is for Glaucos

So, once more it’s Words Crush Wednesday, but it’s also still the Blogging A-to-Z Challenge!  And that means I’m going to have to do something a little tricky here.   1,450 more words

Greek Mythology

F is for Fabulae

Well, F isn’t a Greek letter, so I toyed around with writing about the English name for some Greek concepts (groups?) like the Fates (Moirai) or the Furies (Erinyes), or using a name starting with phi, the nearest equivalent of F, but then I thought of the… 2,150 more words

Greek Mythology

Odysseus and Individuality

The Iliad is the story of Achilles moving from rage with an ally to sympathy with an enemy. Many other characters appear and the extremism of Achilles’ character, which leads him to remove himself from battle and therefore the narrative, lends itself to allowing other characters to present other possibilities of human personality. 980 more words

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M.M. Bennetts Award Finalist Review and Interview - 2

The next novel on the M. M. Bennetts Award finalist list that I’ll be reviewing is Hand of Fire, by Judith Starkston.

First, a confession. 1,792 more words

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D is for Diomedes

Actually, a lot of names in Greek myth start with delta, but…Diomedes is the one I know the best, so he’s going to be easiest for me to talk about quickly and get back to work. 3,627 more words

Greek Mythology