Achilles and Patroclus would be those guys in high school who had such a bromance that everyone used to joke about them becoming a couple one day but then years later you check their Facebook pages and they’re engaged and living in Malibu.
Do you ever just remember that the ultimate glory for Greek heroes was to be remembered after death? That their names would be passed through history and remembered?
And that Achilles asked to be buried with Patroclus so that their names could live on as a pair. They belonged together even in death, and their names have lived on for over 2000 years and do you ever just stop and wonder how you have contributed by just remembering them?
I’ve been feeling a bit BLEH about drawing lately, so I took a break today and drew some Song of Achilles fan art. This is Thetis, Briseis, Achilles, and Patroclus as I imagined them to look when I read the book!
Patroclus goes up to the counter and orders Achilles’ drink for him because he refuses to go and do it himself. The barista makes the coffee too hot. It burns Patroclus. When Achilles finds out he storms in and throws the rest of the coffee at the barista, who throws off his apron and quits in frustration.