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So you’re telling me one of the first ever recorded puns went like this?
Odysseus: I’m nobody.
Cyclops: Hi Nobody I’m Cyclops
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fuckindiva · 3 hours ago
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Euripides’ Hippolytus (tr. David Grene)
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judiejodia · 12 hours ago
"I can change him" well i can tear him apart in the mountains of Thebes
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dancingchopines · 12 hours ago
Classic majors of Tumblr, what are your favorite academic books in English about Greek mythology(not just translations, but ones with good footnotes and analysis)? I read a lot of the ones meant for children when I was younger, read some very dry translations, and I think I can now handle ones meant for an older audience seeing as I’m now 22. 
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counterwiddershins · 13 hours ago
TIL that in one version of the Trojan War story (including the one chosen by Stephen Fry), Helen goes to Troy with Paris and her baby son, Nicostratus. (No mention of Hermione, for some reason. Dude, who the heck is going to be in the Pyrrhus-Orestes love triangle??)
But also would anyone care to write the adventures of Nicostratus and Astyanax as they both try to make their way out of the ruins of Troy to find their mothers? I'd be into that kind of road trip.
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diomedrian · 14 hours ago
Idk what I thought the M in M. L. West stood for but it sure as hell wasn't Martin
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thus-said-the-soul · 18 hours ago
“You have bewitched me body and soul.”
Latin: Fascinas me, forma et anima.
Greek: γοητεύας ἐμέ, τό σῶμα καὶ ἡ ψυχή.
— Deborah Moggach, Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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lionofchaeronea · 19 hours ago
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Funerary portrait (encaustic on wood) of a young girl from Roman Egypt. Artist unknown; ca. 25-37 CE (latter part of the reign of Tiberius). From the Fayum; now in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
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thoodleoo · 21 hours ago
girls in 2000 BC out here like omg my mom sold me to orpheus
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opticalparadox · 21 hours ago
"Helen of Troy was a MILF" is an objectively true statement but it really hit me like a landmine on tumblr today
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classics-cassandra · a day ago
Idk who needs to hear this but watching Troy: Fall of a City isn’t valid Greek literature revision and you need to revise the actual text of Iliad 3
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kissmepavese · a day ago
briseis in 1250bc omg my mom is selling me to achilles
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fuckindiva · a day ago
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Euripides’ Hippolytus (tr. David Grene)
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tarantula-hawk-wasp · a day ago
800 BC my mater is selling me to Homer 😲😳😬
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lookthetart · a day ago
It's so strange when people refer to the senators who killed Caesar as "Caesar's friends" and use the ides of March as this grim proof that friends will betray you. Like Ma'am, my boy Caesar was dragging Cassius and his skinny ass on a daily basis at that point, I don't think they were besties
Caesar actually suspected him, so that he once said to his friends: "What do you think Cassius is plotting? I don't like him very much, he's too pale". (Plutarch, Life of Caesar §62)
And also:
We are told that when Antony and Dolabella were accused of plotting revolution, Caesar said: "I fear not these fat, well-groomed fellows, but rather those who are so pale and thin", meaning Brutus and Cassius. (Plutarch, Life of Caesar §62)
So yeah the skinny kids surely didn't like Caesar, but the sentiment was reciprocated. And btw Caesar's only bestie was fat ass Mark Antony
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lunaescribe · a day ago
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Read the Iliad finally, drew my favorite Achean soldiers. I had planned to clothe them-but well-if the Greeks made most of their depictions nude who am I to break Classics tradition. Curious to see if the pairings and poses label them without me adding names...if not the answer is in the tags!
if you like my work considering gifting me a coffee! Link on my tumblr tag list : )
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