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Words Crush Wednesday - The Homeric Version

The quote for this week’s Words Crush Wednesday was homoerotic enough that even in classical times some people looked at it and said “what’s that doing there?”  Seriously.   171 more words

Greek Mythology

Has my summer failed to achieve liftoff?

At what point does it become clear that something has failed to begin?

I had a fairly simple goal list for this summer:

  1. Work on re-write of…
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General Moaning

Book Review: Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Originally Posted at Goodreads on 5 March 2015

I will say this- of all the retelling of Greek myths that I have read, I enjoyed this one possibly the most. 268 more words

Reading

Words Crush Wednesday - The Homeric Version

So this week’s Words Crush Wednesday quote is a bit more homoerotic than last week’s, but it’s still mostly just “implying a romantic/sexual side to the relationship.”  From Book XXIII of the Iliad, back to the W.H.D. 568 more words

Greek Mythology

Elizabethan fancy dress at the BBC

Troilus and Cressida (BBC, 1981) 

This could very well get a little awkward, but since you insist that I go first on this one…..

The problem is, I really didn’t think much of Troilus and Cressida (sorry, I know it’s your favourite) neither the play itself nor the adaptation. 486 more words

Arms, and the Man, I sing...

One of the best things about doing illustrations for Cricket Media’s DIG magazine is the breadth of subject-matter I get to draw.

Over the next year I’m drawing splash-pages for each issue’s… 219 more words

Archaeology

Discworld Read-Along #9: Eric

Continuing my occasional series where I work my way through Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series, one book at a time.

Up next, the ninth book Eric 533 more words

Books