Book 2 Part 2.2: A Prophecy and A Prayer

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Agamemnon is such a moron. Really? You’re going to blame Zeus for all this? Because that’s so smart.

Also, I don’t know what happened to Nestor. He turned into, like, a Southern Pirate Who’s Pretending He Might Be Scottish? I’m not really sure?

Also, Menelaus really wants to be important, but he just isn’t.

ALSO, in other news, I am going to be upgrading so I will have room for pictures. Huzzah for having a retail job. ALSO, I got a new drawing pen, which was exciting.

Next time we learn random stories about random people that aren’t really necessary for the story.


To Read Homer and Random Greek Dudes Click HERE.

Book 2, Part 1.1: Dreams and Lies and Troy Will Die

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To Read a Summation of Book 1 Click HERE.
To Read Book 1, Part 5.2 Click HERE.


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There you have it! The beginning of Book 2! I should be able to finish this one up in three parts, but it may take four. I’m still planning stuff out.

Also, Phoenix amuses me. He’s the one pretending to be an insect while Ideomeneus is just like, what?

On Wednesday we will return! There will be Odysseus whacking people with sticks and running around. Huzzah!


To Read Odysseus is Persuasive Click HERE.

Book 1, Part 3.2: A Problem With Obedience

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One: I don’t know what happened to Briseis’ eyes – but her life is terrible.

Two: I doubt Patroclus actually gave Briseis a knife, but I have my reasons for putting this in.

Three: Talthybius and Eurybates were not on the character list (they aren’t very important and only show up like two more times). Talthybius shows up in Euripides play Hekuba and Eurybates is Obdysseus’ squire and is, apparently, described as “dark-skinned and curly-haired.” I originally drew Talthybius as the shorter one and Eurybates as the taller one, but after reading that I switched them around. [ALSO: if I ever turn Hekuba into a comic YES he will show up there… There is a mid-to fair chance this will happen one day before I die.]

Today’s post is shorter, but Sunday will probably end up being long *sigh*

WHICH by the way, will be called something like Achilles Cries to His Momma, so be excited for the appearance of Thetis.


To Read Achilles Cries to His Momma Click HERE.

Book 1, Part 3.1: Nestor Advises to No Avail

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No one ever listens to the smart people in epics. NO ONE. (It’s just as bad in Song of Roland, if memory serves correctly.)

Also, poor Phoenix is having an identity crisis.

NOTE: You probably are wondering who the Myrmidons are. Or. Maybe you aren’t. BUT IF YOU ARE: The Myrmidons were a group of warriors from Thessaly, in Greece. According to legend Zeus took a colony of ants and zapped them into a group of warrior-men (myrmex is the Greek word for ant). I’m not really sure why Zeus did this, but I’m sure it amused him.

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Return on Wednesday for Book 1, Part 3.2: Problems of Obedience.


To Read A Problem with Obedience Click HERE.

Book 1, Part 2.2: Enter Athena

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Achilles has some great insults I’ll have to keep in mind for the future…

Also, there was something else, but I don’t remember. *ponders* Oh! If you want to see what real Hellenistic bronze age helmets look like, instead of whatever it is I put on Athena’s head, see this page here or this page here.

Next Sunday will be Book 1 Part 3.1… which will probably be named the Insults of Achilles or something. I’m not sure yet, as I’m still writing the script for it. In the meantime, have a lovely day!


To Read A Note on Source Material Click HERE.
To Skip That and Read Nestor Advises to No Avail Click HERE.

Book 1, Part 2.1: The Sass of Achilles

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Next Week: Book 1, Part 2.2…


It should be noted that Odysseus did NOT vote for Diomedes, he voted for himself, Indeed ALL of the Argives voted themself the Most Formidable Hero, except for Patroclus who voted for Achilles, thus winning him the vote.

ALSO: if you want to read a similar story where a king yells at a prophet see 1 Kings 22. One day I will probably stick-figure it, because it’s one of my favourite Bible stories.

ALSO: Do not be surprised if the next time Calchas shows up he’s drinking a Pumpkin Spice Latte.


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Who You Need to Know Part I: The Argives

…also known as The Achaeans and The Dananns, because this is “Greece-Land” where everyone has at least five names because too many people have the same names and so they need nicknames in order to lessen confusion.

The Argives are from many different Greek areas, including some of the Aegean islands. More on geography later.

Main Characters

IANRArAchilles Achilles, son of Peleus and the sea-nymph Thetis. Momma’s boy. He cries a lot. Leader of the Myrmidons. “Best Friends” with Patroclus.

IANRArAgamemnonAgamemnon, a.k.a. Atrides, King of Mycenae, leader of the Achaean army, brother to Menlaus. Kind of a dick.

IANRArMenelausMenelaus, brother to Agamemnon, cuckold husband to Helen, King of Sparta, definitely not one of the mightiest Achaean warriors, sorry pal. There’s a reason your wife left you.

Odysseus, he cries and he lies, has his own story “The Odyssey” which is long and fairly pointless, he comes off less whiney and pathetic in The Illiad, where he has a best bro, Diomedes, goes off on night spy missions, steals things, and helps mediate between the aggressive, hot-headed, ill-tempered, Achilles and Agamemnon.

Diomedes, a.k.a. Tydides, youngest Achaean commander, friend of Odysseus, a bit impetuous, fears no man nor god, loved by Athena, but Ares and Aphrodite? Not so much. He also goes on night spy missions. I love him.

Supporting Cast

IANRArPatroclus Patroclus, lover “best friend” to Achilles.

IANR.AjaxAeantesThe Great Ajax, also spelled Aias, a.k.a. Telamonian Ajax, Achaean commander, huge and strong, bff is Little Ajax, together they are known as the “Aeantes.”

Little Ajax, also spelled Aias, a.k.a. Locrian Ajax, a.k.a. The Lesser Ajax, Achaean commander, son of Oileus, small and swift, bff is Great Ajax, together they are known as the “Aeantes.” [And yes, his stick figure self looks… unusual. Oh well.] [ALSO: If you want to know more about the two Ajax/Aias characters check out Classical Wisdom Weekly’s post about them.]

IANRArNestorNestor, a.k.a. Nestor the Wise, King of Pylos, oldest Achaean commander, acts as advisor to Agamemnon, a bit long-winded.

IANRArMachaonMachaon, a healer, not very important, shows up in Book XI. [He’s just chillin’, looking at the stars, waiting patiently]

IANRArCalchasCalchas, a soothsayer, mildly important, at least in Book I.

IANRArPhoenixPhoenix, a kind old warrior, helped raise Achilles, but we can’t blame him for how Achilles turned out.

IANRArIdeomeneusIdomeneus, King of Crete, not very important.


There you have it! All of your Argive/Achaen/Danaans all in a row. Next time you will meet their adversaries, the Trojans. Huzzah!

To Meet the Trojans Click HERE.