Dimenticate Troia, gli scenari di guerra, i duelli, il sangue, la morte. Dimenticate la violenza e le stragi, la crudeltà e l'orrore. E seguite invece il cammino di due giovani, prima amici, poi amanti e infine anche compagni d'armi - due giovani splendidi per gioventù e bellezza, destinati a concludere la loro vita sulla pianura troiana e a rimanere uniti per sempre con le ceneri mischiate in una sola, preziosissima urna. Madeline Miller, studiosa e docente di antichità classica, rievoca la storia d'amore e di morte di Achille e Patroclo, piegando il ritmo solenne dell'epica alla ricostruzione di una vicenda che ha lasciato scarse ma inconfondibili tracce: un legame tra uomini spogliato da ogni morbosità e restituito alla naturalezza con cui i greci antichi riconobbero e accettarono l'omosessualità. Patroclo muore al posto di Achille, per Achille, e Achille non vuole più vivere senza Patroclo. Sulle mura di Troia si profilano due altissime ombre che oscurano l'ormai usurata vicenda di Elena e Paride.
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”We were like gods, at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.” This book!!! Gosh I loved this book!!! The moment I read the first page I was already certain of two things: 1.) This would become one of my all-time favourites and I’d gush about it Leggi tutto
Update: I did it. It’s done. I can finally say I read The Song of Achilles but... at what cost? Will I finish this book or will it finish me first? That is the question.
Madeline Miller did what the movie producers of the film Troy (2004) were too cowardly to do; she stayed true to the homosexuality of Homer’s Iliad rather than writing a censored version of the story which stank of homophobia. Achilles and Patroclus were passionately in love, which resulted in thei Leggi tutto
A new take on the Iliad, written by a high school classics teacher -- how could I not read this? The Song of Achilles retells the story of Greece's greatest hero from the point of view of his best friend Patroclus. The big twist: Madeline Miller casts the story as a romance between Achilles and Pat
I hereby award ALL THE STARS in the universe to The Song of Achilles . Equal parts charming and enchanting! I knew nothing about it going in, besides the fact that it is based off events in Homer's, The Illiad . Despite the fact that I took 4-years of Latin in high school, I couldn't tell you the first Leggi tutto
‘we were like gods at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.’ i must be a masochist because i can think of no other reason to endure the emotional and stunning pain of this story for a fourth time. but here i am. crying for my sweet, sweet pat Leggi tutto
"Achilles. Who was he if not miraculous, and radiant? Who was he if not destined for fame?" Reading this is like reading Romeo and Juliet. We all know the story. We all know the outcome. We all know that our desperate prayers for someone, anyone to step in and save these characters from themselve
Pa-tro-clus. This and this and this. HOW CAN MY HEART BE MENDED AFTER THIS!???? Sólo edito esto para decirles que TIENEN QUE LEER ESTE LIBRO OMG. Favorito del año hasta ahora. Lo amo lo amo lo amo y no hago más que pensar en él. Definitivamente lo voy a releer.
yall remember tht part where it was like: achilles: lol listen my mom can’t spy on us anymore 👅 patroclus: 👀 achilles: 👀
”He was a marvel, shaft after shaft flying from him, spears that he wrenched easily from broken bodies on the ground to toss at new targets. Again and again I saw his wrist twist, exposing its pale underside, those flute-like bones thrusting elegantly forward. My spear sagged forgotten to the ground Leggi tutto
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