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Cassandra by Christa Wolf

The next book in our series of translated speculative fiction is Cassandra, a retelling of the events of the Trojan War, by Christa Wolf and translated from German by Jan Van Heurk. 542 more words

Book Review

Words Crush Wenesday: The Homeric Version

Okay, today’s Words Crush Wednesday quote is going to be a super-long one!  Because I’ve decided to do the Blogging A-to-Z Challenge (see link on side-bar) so starting next week, my quotes are going to have to be tied to the letter of the alphabet assigned to that particular Wednesday.   565 more words

Greek Mythology

Thucydides: Introduction

Today I leave behind my study of Greek tragedy and begin the second true history work of my Great Books project. Thucydides was a younger contemporary and sometime protégé of… 1,130 more words


Thesis musings

Don’t let the title set off warning klaxons shouting “boring!”:  my thesis is going to be about the Trojan War, as dealt with in literature and art for 3000 years. 1,073 more words

Greek Mythology

Words Crush Wednesday - The Homeric Version

Here’s hoping I can type this.  I cut the tip of my finger on a sliver of glass (I shoulda known that shadow box was on clearance for a reason!) and it hurts like heck, especially whenever I apply pressure…and it’s hard not to do that when you’re typing, y’know?   326 more words

Greek Mythology

Cassandra's vengance:

As posted on Tumblr.

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. 17 more words


Concrete Visual Language / The Iliad

Reading The Iliad is like having players do the play-by-play commentary in a football game.

While reading The Iliad

what I see is detail and motion comparable to that achieved with highly technical special effects, but in… 440 more words

Asperger Brain In Gear!