anonymous asked:

Hi! I really want to read the Iliad, but both times I've tried reading it I just become so overwhelmed. I read the Odyssey for school a few years ago and enjoyed it, so I was really hoping to read/enjoy the Iliad. I'm not sure if it's just all the different characters that are confusing me or if it's the language itself? Should I first do some research/have background knowledge of the story? (I already have a fair amount of knowledge of greek mythology in general) Any advice would be great!

First things first: make sure you’ve got a good translation, because there’s literally nothing worse than trying read twelve million lines of badly translated Homeric Greek. Personally I’d recommend Fitzgerald, but a lot of people (especially people who don’t read a whole lot of verse and are looking for something looser) prefer Fagles. Read up on that, grab a couple of different copies and see what feels most comfortable. That’s step one, and you may find that solves your problem without any further steps. If that doesn’t help, then it might be time to look into a reader’s guide. As for which one, I’m not going to be very much help with that because it’s not something I’ve ever used. (You might try the classics side of Tumblr. @terpsikeraunos? @thoodleoo? Maybe you can steer Nonnie in the right direction?)

Sherlolly Appreciation Week, Day 3- First Kiss

Thanks for the feedback a couple months ago! Seemed that a number of you liked the idea of me covering this day’s theme, so I went for it. Hope you enjoy it! ;)

First Things First

Sherlock shoved the lift button aggressively.

“Alright, relax,” John counseled. “The button didn’t pull Molly into an unexpected meeting.”

“It could have worked today, John! I could have done it!” Sherlock complained as the doors finally opened and they got in the lift. “It’s been almost three weeks now and I can’t understand why this is so difficult!”

“Maybe you’re making a bit more of this than you need to.” After receiving a glare, John put his hands up defensively and clarified. “No no, look, I’m not saying that asking Molly out isn’t a big deal. I’m just saying that maybe you need to put a bit less pressure on yourself to do it perfectly.”

“But I have a speech, John!”

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Antoine Griezmann to GolTV after the match

+ I’m here a bit forced to come, to be honest I don’t want to answer to any question but I have to do it. Football now is like… I don’t care about the result or about how we played, I care about Fernando’s health.

- Sometimes football is irrelevant and this one seems like one of them.
+ Yes, as I said before, I don’t care about the result. You can ask me a thousand questions about the match that I will answer unwillingly. Now let’s see what happens with Fernando, I hope he’s ok and that’s all. I hope he comes back with us soon.

- How was the locker room right now?
+ In silence, nobody wanted to talk. Some were in the shower, others with their heads low for what happened but not for the result.


Beronica AU ;; Part 1

In the middle of lunch time Betty and Kevin start talking about old love stories and Betty reveals an old lover called Veronica Lodge that got lost in New York. “A lap dance? Sure Kevin” Betty laughed briefly. “And then what?” she asked, Kevin didn’t respond immediately, though – he heard a bit of pain in her voice. “You could be both happy and silly, I suppose.” The boy said thinking about the lie that her friend was living because of her mother. 


Admiral Konstantine, deploy your fleet to these coordinates

We will join you shortly


You have lived a thousand lives before, and darling, you will live a thousand more.
So remember as you lay in your bed at night, you will live without him.

happy birthday @sansaregina! ♡