Jerome-Martin Langlois, Priam at the Feet of Achilles, 1809
Priam at the Feet of Achilles (1876), Joseph Wencker
Theobald Chartran (Besancon 1849-1907 Neuilly-Sur-Seine), Priam begging Achilles for the body of Hector, 1876, Gallerie Mendes
And here’s a scene from one of my favourite Shakespeare adaptations, in honour of his birthday.
What a lovely Google doodle today. Happy St George’s Day!
just finished: Apuleius’ The Golden Ass (translated by Robert Graves)
Hey guys, just letting you all know that if you’re ever looking for a quick, extremely funny, extremely eventful, good-old-ancient-grecoroman-violence type book, this is absolutely perfect. Not only is Apuleius the most clever, witty, hilarious writer, but he’s probably the most awesome dude ever. Also, it includes three whole chapters on the CUPID AND PSYCHE MYTH (come on, favorite myth ever guys) and many really awesome magic-filled stories with the most badass women in history. But really, this story is not only about Lucius’s physical transformation from human to donkey and back again, but his spiritual transformation and shift from magic to religion…. and if you shouldn’t read it for any other reason, it is the only Latin novel that has survived in it’s entirety. Plus this is a more-than-excellent translation, and Apuleius knows very well how to capture his audience’s attention and keep it.
And don’t miss the thrilling sequel, “The Smokin’ Titties”!
Apuleius, Metamorphoseon libri (Asinus Aureus)