au ancient greece

so i was thinking about another modern au where the greek gods have had to adapt to modern society and so they’ve picked up mortal jobs and hobbies and interests and i got really into it.

hermes is a late night comedian, since that’s the way that most information is transmitted nowadays, and he still gets to poke fun at his siblings.

poseidon is a high powered eco lawyer. he works on high profile cases along the lines of the bp oil spill. he has beach-side houses all over the world and enjoys thrill-seeking outdoor activities like cliff jumping and cave diving. 

hades teaches high school english, along the lines of the dead poets society. he lives near his school and brings his dog to school every day. he loves teaching british literature like shakespeare and john donne. his wife comes to visit him and they eat lunch together every day in his office, which always has flowers in it. 

apollo works as a librarian at a university, and he moonlights as a slam poet. he teaches archery at the local YMCA and stays in on weekends with a mug of tea and a good book or movie.

vesta makes ceramics professionally. she feels most at home among the wheels and glazes and kilns of her workshop. there are always candles lit in her apartment that don’t seem to go out. she loves hosting dinner parties for her friends, who are her true family. 

dionysus works as a bartender. he owns a vineyard on the side but lets other people handle the corporate side of things. his favorite part of acting mortal is getting to know the people who come to his bar and connecting with them. he never forgets a face and he has a wall of pictures of his favorite customers behind the bar.

athena teaches middle school social studies/history because she’s discovered that she really enjoys working with children. at this age she can impart wisdom upon them and teach them logic and reason before they are too swayed by the opinions of the world.

zeus is a con artist and art thief. he never stays in a city for more than a week, but he has someone new in his bed every night. he frequents casinos and clubs and owns a villa out in California which is filled with more famous works of art than he ought to have.

hera is a very bitter and sarcastic wedding planer, like james marsden in 27 dresses minus the journalism bit. she is most famous among celebrity circles for having just the right “touch” when it comes to decor and menu planning and floral arrangements. she charges a ton but can work magic, from short-term planning to getting the bride’s wishes just right. she doesn’t believe in the sanctity of marriage but it has bought her summer homes in hawaii and costa rica so she’ll sell the idealized vision.

aphrodite runs several dating sites like eharmony and okcupid, but also some like ashley madison that facilitate affairs because she rules more over the sexual side of things than the love side, despite her image to the former. she loves rap and hip hop and takes kick-boxing classes and always looks like she has makeup on. she anonymously supports planned parenthood because she wants to support safe sex and allow people to find the information and resources they need. 

artemis owns a climbing gym and leads outdoor climbing adventures for her clients and also her buddies. she has tons of tattoos and piercings and a secret love for pop punk music like fob and p!atd. on the weekends, she runs lgbtqia+ support groups for children and teens in her neighborhood, and always lets them climb for free in her gym.

hephaestus owns a tattoo parlor and has a reputation for the most lifelike tattoos that always seem to be exactly what someone had in mind, as if he magically could see their thoughts. he’s a total teddybear and has a penchant for classical music and teaches at-risk children in his city how to repair bikes and cars on the weekends.

thetwolattes  asked:

Hi! I want to recommend a historical fic titled Blackbird by sixpence on AO3. It's a WW2 story that is thoroughly researched. I want to ask if you have any recommendation on any other well-researched historical fanfiction? Thank you!

Hi! Thanks for these requests (and the rec)! I have a few historical fics up my sleeve, hopefully these fit what you’re asking! 

(I’ve made royalty AU, so this will be everything but royalty! ☺️ You can find my royalty AU list here!)

Originally posted by ryokho

Historical AU

Blackbird by sixpences, Mature, 24k (WIP)
Captain Victor Nikiforov, an intelligence operative for the NKVD, has been trapped in Berlin by the German invasion of the USSR. Posing as a Nazi industrialist, his days are spent charming information out of Axis diplomats to try and keep the Red Army fighting another day. Yuuri Katsuki, a foreign-educated bureaucrat in the Japanese Embassy, has secrets of his own concealed beneath his unremarkable demeanour. When he uncovers Victor’s real identity, it will alter the course of both of their lives forever. WWII AU! This fic is so amazing!!!!

Masks off by emulikule, Teen, 27k
And so the story goes that a playboy comes to a town, makes it fall in love with him and then proceeds to get himself enticed by the most mysterious person there. Late-19th century AU! One of my favourites, thumbs up!

For The Sake of You by anglmukhii, Explicit, 4.9k
He was a dancer. And Victor was the Emperor. There would always be a thick boundary that separated them. And no matter how hard Victor tried to erase it, it would always be there. Victor, however, doesn’t see it that way. Byzantine Empire time period AU! SO good!

the death of a bachelor by exile_wrath, Teen, 9.1k (WIP)
In which Yuuri is a bartender with a thing for the hot patron which could probably kill him but also wants to have sex with him. To be fair, Yuuri is pretty down to sleep with him too. 1920s mafia AU! OMG!

Healthy Impropriety by mtothedestiel, Explicit, 29k
Victor is the wealthy master of the Nikiforov estate. At a society party he’s swept off his feet by the mysterious, suave, and very drunk Katsuki Yuuri. Victor aims to declare his love and secure Mr. Katsuki’s hand in marriage, but first he has to find him! THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVE FICS EVER

what remains of the dance by dyules, Gen, 1.6k
Viktor Nikiforov, head butler of Feltsman Court, falls in love with the visiting young viscount’s new dancing master. Victorian AU!

Casablanca on Ice by richardnixon, Teen, 6.4k (WIP)
It’s the middle of WWII in Casablanca, Morocco. An American expatriate, Victor, makes a generous living for himself as a nightclub owner, and everything changes one night when his ex-flame Yuri walks into his club. LOVE!

The crane and the swan by mintyrosetea, Mature, 29k (WIP)
March 1959: FIGURE SKATING WORLD CHAMPION Viktor NIKIFOROV from U.S.S.R. completed his short program yesterday with a very good score of 92.2. After the program, the Soviet skater was assisted in taking on his skate covers by the Japanese skater Yuuri KATSUKI before the latter stepped onto the ice for his program. WOW THIS IS AMAZING!

Welcome Aboard Eros, Commander by IdunAurora, Teen, 5.7k
Commander Nikiforov is frustrated. For years, he has been chasing Eros, the most elusive pirate ship to ever sail the Seven Seas, and its even more elusive captain, whom it appears no one has ever been able to lay their eyes on. Awesome pirate AU!

Love in Exile by MartyMuses, Not Rated, 21k (WIP)
Once a well know ballet dancer in St. Petersburg, Victor Nikiforov finds himself exiled to Sakhalin Island as a political convict in 1881. Strange circumstances lead his path to cross that of a young Japanese man, one of the very few still living on the island.

A Many-Splendored Thing by FilletteRevolutionnaire, Teen, 1.3k (WIP)
Star dancer Victor Nikiforov of the Paris Opera Ballet, on top of the world and looking for a new challenge, is looking for a protege. He makes a bet with a colleague that he could turn anyone into a sensation – even someone as meek and unremarkable as that quiet young man with the Japanese performers. Late 19th century AU! Love it!

Blame Phichit by whydoyouask, Mature, 1k
Victor and Yuuri, both well known athletes, meet in a symposium a night before the olympics. Things happen that neither of them regret -even though Chris was present. What will happen when they compete against each other the next day? Ancient Greece AU! LOL THIS IS GREAT AHHAHAH

Death of a Bachelor by HQ_Wingster, Teen, 10k (WIP)
What if Yuuri and Viktor had met before in a past life? When they meet in the present, the past feelings fall upon their hearts. WWII to present day fic!

The Song of Achilles - Fic Challenge

Hello lovelies, I thought I would borrow the idea and complete a The Song of Achilles/The Iliad fic challenge. Hope you all like my suggestions…

1.What is the last fic that you read that you liked?

as I see it now by bygoneby a modern road trip au!

And the last canon fic that I really enjoyed was  Carry My Strength by fandomlimb a smutty, cute fic with Patroclus & Achilles before they go to war. 

2. What was the first fic that you remember reading?

That would be The Good Soul by scarlett_the_seachild it’s quite long but the fic gives a lovely detailed (fictionalised) account of Achilles’ and Patroclus’ time in Pthia and how their relationship developed from enemies-friends-lovers!

3. What are your three of your favourite chaptered fics?

The Good Soul by scarlett_the_seachild

Lux Aeterna by Ramonaflowersz

The Trials of being a Halfblood by Team_Alpha_Wolf_Squadron

4. What are your three of your favourite oneshots? 

The Torment of Achilles  by sunnyday30

To Be Loved By Him by faerierequiem

Recognition by captainskellington

5. A fic that would make a really good film?

I think Lux Aeterna  would make a really good film. This is because there’s a mystery to be solved, it’s a reincarnation au so you could have Patrochilles in Ancient Greece as well as the present day and you’re rewarded with some cute boys falling in love!

6. What fic do you think is severely under appreciated?

I think The Song of Achilles as a fandom is severely under appreciated! But I’d say one fic that I don’t think is getting enough love is:

A Good Life by Rainbow_Femme Patroclus is transgender and Achilles has prosthetic limbs. It’s a modern au from them meeting to after they’ve been married a while with lots of fluff.

7. What is the funniest sentence you have ever read in a fic?

“Cherry chapstick, nice. Next time, don’t practice kissing on my boyfriend. Thanks.“ 

From the entertaining Untitled by C_mira.

8. Sentence that broke your heart? 

‘Friend? You would come into my tent to belittle him so greatly? He was no mere friend, he was philtatos.’ … ‘Patroclus was half my soul, the very best of men and most beloved of my heart as you well know!’

From The Torment of Achilles by sunyday30

9. Is there a prompt you have?

@jibblyart created this lovely fan art:

I’d like a fic inspired by it where Achilles, Patroclus and Brisies are all at University. Brisies decides to take Patroclus to this fashion show and introduces him to Achilles. Patroclus then finds out Achilles is also a major in a science like him, but much more into extra curricular activities and they proceed to bond and fall in love!

10. Favourite piece of fanart inspired by the fandom? 

I really like this piece by @antodraws because I think it reflects the image I have of Achilles in my head:

Or this by @menoitides because i’m all here for beautiful ancient greek boyfriends:

Hope everyone has fun! x I Tag: @rainbow-femme , @achilltatos , @songs-of-patchilles , @100goldenurns , @queermythsandlegends, @menoitides and @crownkillers, and anyone else that wants to do the challenge!


“Magnus. Is that… is that Greco-Roman in nature?“

Had some downtime at work, decided to have some fun, then got a little carried away when I brought it home… It was fun to show my coworkers how I illustrate in Animate, though!

Truth be told, “Magnus“ as a name is MUCH more Roman than Greco, but I uh like drawing ancient greek stuff more. The Chance Lance’s design is based off of decorative palmettes found in Greek pottery. He’s in hoplite armor with a raven on the leather cuirass to symbolize his hometown. Spoilers abound on his Shield of Heroic Memories, beware! The greek lettering says MAGNUS and ZOE MEGRAPHSEN (”Zoe drew me,” it’s how pottery painters signed their work. I am a massive nerd.)

Radiance Masterlist

(Greek God!Crush x Reader Ancient Greece AU) [Complete]

Zeus had enough of (C/N)’s behavior, and as a result, (C/N) was forced to live as a mortal until Zeus was pleased with his change. As a common girl living in Greece, you unknowingly and accidentally run into the God of Radiance. Sparks had clashed the moment you met, but there’s more than meets the eye. Can you trust this guy?

Originally posted by theworldisworthagif

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  • Guess who created a Hamilton AU w/ thesmallestalligator with greek heroes for characters.
  • Gwash as Odysseus: Both were great leaders who just wanted to fucking go home.
  • Alexander Hamilton as Icarus: Escaped his island, however, he was too cocky and died.
  • Jefferson, Madison, and Burr as Minos, Rhadamanthys, and Aeacus: The three judges of the dead.
  • Hercules Mulligan as Heracles: Name is similar (and the same in the Roman adaptation) and he played an important role in taking down King George III who is Busiris.
  • King George III as Busiris: Busiris was a king of Egypt who was just not a good dude and killed foreigners he was blinded by his beliefs and self-absorbed.
  • Charles Lee as Narcissus: Their downfall, much like Busiris, also came because they were too self-absorbed and blinded by their own beliefs.
  • Samuel Seabury as Echo: Talked too much and echoed King George III
  • John Laurens as Achilles: Died in battle (I cri)
  • Lafayette as Jason: Both travelled long distances to accomplish their goal.
  • Angelica Schyuler as Atlanta: Atlanta was a brave and strong hero, much like Angelica.
  • Eliza Schyuler as Orpheus: They were widoes who longed to be back with their lovers and family (Eliza outlived not only Hamilton, but also all of her children)
  • Peggy Schyuler as Procris: They're super badass but nobody knows them.
  • Maria Reynolds as Pandora: Everything was find until SHE SHOWED UP AND FUCKED IT.
  • Phillip Hamilton as Pelops: He was murdered by Eacker, who is portrayed by Tantalus.
  • George Eacker: Tantalus literally only because he murderer Phillip who is Pelops.
Roman Music Reconstructed/Reimagined - YouTube
What music of the Roman Empire might have sounded like back in the day and what it could have sounded like, had it lasted into later eras. Contains a mix of film scores, video game soundtracks, modern reconstructions, and pieces inspired by Ancient Rome, as well as Ancient Greece and Byzantium.

a playlist assiduously curated by yours truly for your listening pleasure.

runtime: 3 hours, 50 minutes.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any steter fic recs?

Hey, nonny! Here’s a bunch of fic to sink your teeth into, most completed but a few works in progress to get on, various lengths and genres. I’m still reading a couple of the longer ones myself. Please do read the tags and author’s notes before diving in! I hope you find some new authors to follow. It’s definitely worth checking out their other works, as a lot of them are serial writers for Steter. ;)

Originally posted by dailysteter

Completed Recs:

Sir Peter: A Knight’s Tale - @teamhardigan (Medieval AU, ABO)

Beautician and the Beast - @cloudedevening (Dog groomer Stiles AU, Peter likes being pampered in wolf form)

Sucker Punched - @cloudedevening (Boxing AU, series)

Into the Sea of Waking Dreams - @yogi-bogey-box (S2 divergent, haunting)

Fame is a Vapor - Triangulum (AU, famous fashion designer Peter, LDR)

Of Silver Bands and True Moons - @mysenia (Spark Stiles, mates)

Of Old Beasts and New Gods - ToyBoxOfSuz (Medieval AU, werewolves, epic)

Caught and Collared - @rightsidethru (Gorgeously filthy, kinky smut)

Baby Bi - @the-redcrate (Bisexuality, gender fluidity, supportive Peter)

My Love Won’t Wait - taylorpotato (5A divergent, dark, plus awesome fanvideo)

Uncomfortable Revelations - @rufferto9 (Void Stiles, unestablished, angst)

Sanctuary - @thisdiscontentedwinter (Hale Wolf Sanctuary, alive Hales, PTSD)

Deserving - @rebakitt3n (Stiles and Peter are dads, fluff, pumpkin carving!)

Goddess Below - Unloyal_Olio (Ancient Rome AU, ABO, dubcon)

Beloved - @udunie (Ancient Greece AU, erastes/eromenos, dubcon)

Works in Progress: - @thesushiowl (Camboy Stiles AU)

A Spoonful of Sugar - Twisted_Mind (S3 divergent, sugar daddy Peter)

Howl - @the-redcrate (Softcore porn magazine models AU :D)

The Last Trolley Stop - @mia6363 (Kids’ show actors AU, Kira/Bobby)

Under the Songbird’s Wing - @mia6363 (AU, captivity, dark, Satomi, Deucalion)

Red. And a Little More Red. - brawlite (Pack, pining, midlife crisis)

Sugar Honey Iced Tea - @mysenia (Sentinel/Guide AU)