Friday, July 18, 2014

Achilles & Patroclus - A Love to Last an Eternity

Got to love a man, Eric Shanower, who not only takes on the task of fully illustrating the entire Trojan War saga for a massive series of comic books, pulling information from so many authentic sources that even I am impressed by his thoroughness and I absolutely love research, but also has enough where-with-all to then create this stunning work of wearable art.

Purchasable from here.

Though a short story about the love of Achilles and Patroclus isn't on my radar, I do love their story. They make a wonderful couple and the love they had for one another was definitely strong enough to last an eternity. In the Iliad, you really have no other options but to cry for Patroclus's youth and eagerness/stupidity and sympathize with Achilles's complete loss and extreme anger.

So, with all that said, if you haven't yet stumbled upon it, I highly recommend the following book. It is well-written, well-researched, and a thrill to read. Take a chance on it and let me know how you liked it.

Available in multiple formats from Amazon and other retailers.