Metamorphoses Books X-XII

Two great tales in these chapters: Orpheus & Eurydice and the less famous Ceyx & Alcyone.Book XOrpheus & Eurydice  Edward Poynter, Orpheus and Eurydice. 1862. This story starts with the Hymen, god of marriage, arriving at the wedding of Orpheus and Eurydice. Already there is a bad sign:Though Hymen came to help him at the feastAnd waved his torch, its firesContinue reading “Metamorphoses Books X-XII”

Book Beginnings #15, Friday 56 #16:The Song of Achilles

Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. The weekly post goes up every Thursday and bloggers can add their links all week. Here is my belated post! My book this week is The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Synopsis from GoodReads: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiledContinue reading “Book Beginnings #15, Friday 56 #16:The Song of Achilles”

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