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[20 Jan 2008|09:37pm]

achilles_angel
greek_love promotion!


Calling all those who have an interest in Achilles/Patroclus! greek_love is a long standing community that encourages exploration of the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus. It welcomes art, fiction, recommendations, discussion and much more.

We will soon be holding our second challenge fest; so if you're interested, do feel free to join the community. (Participation is in no way compulsory for the fic fest.)

Apologies to the mods if this is not allowed - do feel free to remove it if necessary.

X-posted to _thousandships, classics_slash, folklore_slash and troyslash

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The story of Cassandra of Troy - a poem [31 Oct 2005|10:03am]

shiningmoonscp
[ mood | artistic ]

Once there was a girl
Beautiful and polite
To the world she was a pearl
Coming into a plight

Gods love beauty
While she tried
Doing her duty
Of hunger he died

Turning away his kisses
Didn’t love that way
The way he misses
He turned on his sway

Gave her the sight
The future she saw
The girl was bright
Disbelieve as jaw

Her father and mother
Didn’t choose her
But her strong brother
That would bring stir

Only they believed
Didn’t laugh at her words
They had perceived
But they were girds
 

Would it have helped some?
Cause non can change fate
And would they have become
The hero’s so great?

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Iambic Pentameter [16 Aug 2005|04:25pm]

davywavy
I recently got me thinking about poetry, and to realised that whilst everyone talks about Iambic Pentameter, I, like most people, hadn’t a clue what it was. So I looked it up, and found out that it’s a poetical form with five Iambs to the line.
Which probably means little enough to you, end even less to me. However, not to be downhearted I persevered and learned more and, with a confident spring, I decided to test my newfound knowledge and write some Iambic Pentameter. Picking randomly for a subject, I struck upon Troy and the Iliad. It was the first thing into my head, and all that demonstrates is that my subconscious really doesn’t like me.
Still, not bad for a first effort, I think. Opens well and gets weaker, but I’m quite pleased.

The song of Agamemnon and Achilles.

I called your name and asked your trust in war
I sang of long forgot allegiance mine
You took your sword and gave your word to me
But I was not to be denied in love
And took to bed Briseis your concubine
Then Gods avenged on me the theft of thine
Honour’s just claws demand a price be paid
And Zeus withholds his spear from us until
Demands of sullied honour are obeyed

To raise the anger of our men and set
Their spears at foemans armoured breast I gave
The call that all may leave. In hope that brave
Aegean men have steel inside their hearts
Reject my words and press the fight instead.
Flying war, seeking home they turned their ships
Towards the distant shore of Greece and fled
But stood forth brave Odysseus who cried for peace
And told the tale of ten long years of war.


Twenty lines is quite enough of that,/i>, thank you very much.

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New Achilles/Patroklos fic [26 Apr 2005|05:35pm]

arysteia
Achilles and Patroklos, somewhere *before* the walls of Troy. PG.

By a Thread

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Cassandra of Troy [29 Mar 2005|11:51am]

bloodie
I finished my story, if anybody's interested in reading it.

http://www.fictionpress.com/read.php?storyid=1801796

x-posted

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Newbie [06 Mar 2005|11:12am]

bloodie
And a newbie veritably obsessed with the War, as anybody I know will tell you...

My favorite character being, (again, as anybody I know will tell you) Cassandra. Why? Because...she's one of the few intelligent heroines of Greek myth, ranking right up there with Medea and Penelope.

I really didn't like the Brad Pitt movie. I mean, yeah, I watched it for the second time (for the hell of it) a few days ago. And to be fair, it wasn't as awful as I'd originally thought it...but my main gripe is that Paris doesn't die. I mean, he should. They kill Hector, but they don't kill Paris? Come on! But, yes, I won't go there.

I'm currently in the process of writing a libretto for a musical about Cassandra. I haven't updated since the death of Patroclus, but I'm planning to finish the entire thing within the week...but what I have so far is here.

http://www.fictionpress.com/read.php?storyid=1801796

x-posted

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Hunting for Resources [02 Mar 2005|05:21pm]

mresundance
[ mood | accomplished ]

I'm working on a piece of historical fiction that takes place during the late Bronze age (1300-1200 BC), in the area around the Black Sea (Turkey, the Caucasus Mountains, and the Volga river regions specifically). I'm fishing around for good books and resources to reconstruct (what I think) it would have been like at the time. Any suggestions?

I specifically need resources (books, magazine articles, websites) that discuss: pre-Scythian cultures and people in the Black Sea region, archeology from that time period (what objects were left behind by the people there), trade in the region, Mycenaean culture, Troy, and the Trojan war. Texts that discuss women would be very helpful too! :)

Sources I already have gotten my paws on, just FYI:
The Iliad
The World of the Scythians, Renate Rolle
Herodotus: The Histories

Thanks!

Cross-posted: historygeeks, trojan_war

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[21 Nov 2004|08:36pm]

eyesofblue4me
I made a troy community, called tragedyoftroy. Look on my user name and it should be on my friends list. Please join!

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War is the only answer when love will conquer fear [14 Nov 2004|01:25pm]

roguebelle
Just letting everyone know that I have, at long last, updated Wild-Eyed! And, it's hit 100 reviews, after only seven chapters! So thanks so much to everyone out there who's been reading and reviewing. You guys rock my world. And to those of you that haven't... it's not too late to be on my good list. ;) Mwah!

x-posted like mad, 'cause I'm a whore like that

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[FIC] The First Farewell 1/1 [28 Jun 2004|02:57pm]

cairnsy
Title: The First Farewell.
Pairing: None.
Rating: G.

Summary: Upon Paris and Helen’s arrival in Troy, Hector seeks out his prophetic younger brother, Helenus. Possibly the first in a series of Hector and Helenus pieces.

Notes: Helenus generally doesn't get enough love from classic geeks, even though I think he's quite possibly the most interesting character associated with the Trojan War. Too often Helenus' prophecies are mistakenly assigned to Cassandra, and the importance that Helenus plays in the story ends up down played.

Also, new member to the community. Hope I'm doing this right!

X-posted in various places.

The First Farewell.Collapse )

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We can't get out once they are in [27 Jun 2004|06:40pm]

roguebelle
Have updated Wild-Eyed. I like this chapter. Helen and Paris come to Troy. Cassandra reacts. Violently.

annoyingly x-posted ;)

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[25 Jun 2004|11:53pm]

arysteia
Achilles/Patroklos, but from a different viewpoint. Epic Cycle rather than strictly Iliad based.

Telling

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Fic: Fall [24 Jun 2004|12:57am]

prozacpark
Title: Fall
Pairing: Helen/Aeneas
Summary: The Fates deliver Helen, the woman who set Troy aflame, into the hands of Aeneas.
Rating: R
Note: At the end of the war, Aeneas attempted to kill Helen, but Aphrodite stopped him. This is a variation on that scene.

[ Read here: Fall ]

Crossposted to _thousandships

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Troy the Movie [10 Jun 2004|10:53am]

wonderfungus
I recently saw the film Troy:

Is it pretty accurate to the text? I've never read it, so I was curious. I know the basic plot with Helen and the horse, but as for details and deaths, I was unsure.

Do you think the actors portrayed the characters well? I thought Eric Bana was great, but I don't know what Hector was like. They could have done better without Brad Pitt or Orlando Bloom.

What did you think of their British accents? Did it bother anyone else?

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an intro and an offering [30 May 2004|09:27pm]

darkstar_night
[ mood | excited ]

Hmm, what should I say? Well, I've been in love with the story of the Trojan War since studying the plot (but not the actual text) of the Iliad in seventh grade. Not so in love with Troy. Some pairings I adore:

Helen/Andromache

Hector/Andromache

Achilles/Patroclus/Briseis (but mainly just the A/P...OTP!)

Odysseus/Menelaus

...and Hector/Paris, but only in the movie

I'm fascinated by Agamemnon, although I think he's a bastard, from his background to his marriage with Clytemnestra, my favorite character in all of Greek mythology.

Aaanyway, this is just a little fic I wrote. Hope you enjoy. :) x-posted in _thousandships, troyslash, classics_slash, and epic_het.

Title: Hands
Rating: PG-13, possibly a light R
Pairings: Helen/Andromache, Helen/Paris, implied Hector/Andromache and Hector/Paris
Author's Note: Well, I've never seen a Helen/Andromache fic, and that just sucks. ;) It was begging to be written, so I wrote it. Helen's POV.

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