The powerful goddess of wisdom, weaving and war arts. She was a fierce supporter of her beloved Greeks against the Trojans, and a particular guardian of the wily Odysseus. She appears often in both the Iliad and Odyssey. Click here to see Chiron featured as a "Myth of the Week.
Queen of the gods, and sister-wife of Zeus. Like Athena, she championed the Greeks, and hated the Trojans. The god of the river Scamander near Troy, and another champion of the Trojans. His famous battle with Achilles is told in Book 22 of the Iliad. A sea-nymph and shape-changer, mother of Achilles. The fates had prophesied that her son would be greater than his father. This frightened the god Zeus who had previously desired her , and so he made sure to marry her to a mortal, in order to limit the power of her son.
In post-Homeric versions of the story she tries a number of ways to make Achilles immortal, including dipping him by his ankle in the river Styx and holding him in a fire to burn away his mortality. Patroclus follows Achilles into battle, but it is their magnificent and very modern love story that makes this an epic.
A wildly romantic retelling of the Trojan Was as a story of longtime companions narrated by Patroclus.
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Miller plays with the historical record as established by Homer…. Talk about updating the classics. But Miller segues into that more public story with grace.
Her battle scenes are tense and exciting, as the young, half-divine Achilles comes into his own. That she did it with such grace, style and suspense is astonishing. Miller, a scholar of Latin and Ancient Greek, brings a remarkably conversational style to her Homeric retelling and manages to inject urgency and suspense into a tale whose outcome is already a foregone conclusion.
Readers may suffer from withdrawal as they reluctantly finish this book, and this reviewer hopes to see more soon from this talented author. Scouring ancient Greek texts for every mention of Patroclus, Miller conjures a lonely child whose sympathetic vulnerability becomes the foundation of the bond. The boys grow up together, becoming not simply companions but soulmates.
The resulting novel is cinematic—one might say epic—in scope, but refreshingly, compellingly human in detail. Her Homer has sung to her, and the result is The Song of Achilles. I read this book awestruck with admiration for the quality of its writing, its narrative pace and its imaginative depth. As a first novel, it heralds the arrival of a major new talent.
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It does what the best novels do — it transports you to another world — as well as doing something that few novels bother to: it makes you feel incredibly clever. By this criterion alone, Madeline Miller shows exceptional promise…a remarkably fresh take on one of the most familiar narratives in western literature…. It is quite an achievement.
Miller draws on her knowledge of Classical sources wisely…. Cornflower Books, www.
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Quotes Stavros : Hyperion's legions are gathering at Tartarus. That's where Hellenists will fall. Phaedra : That future's not set. Stavros : But likely. It'll be a slaughter. Phaedra : You have no faith. Dareios : Heathens. Stavros : That is true, Dareios.