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coprime: two game-obsessed, winning-obsessed nerds (ships that I ship)
Sunday, April 9th, 2017 12:22 pm
Canon: The Iliad
Pairing: Achilles/Patroclus
Canon Level: Together

Achilles and Patroclus are like Baby's First Classical Slash Pairing. (The other choices for the title are either Jonathan and David or Gilgamesh and Enkidu.) I remember reading excerpts of the Iliad in class when I was fourteen and side-eying the translation because I did not buy that this was a strictly platonic relationship between these two. There is an undeniable amount of caring and devotion between Achilles and Patroclus, making their deaths incredibly tragic, but they just seem so happy with each other before that.

Suggested reading:
Survival by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jennaria
Ēlýsion pedíon by [archiveofourown.org profile] kkingofthebeach
Ruins of Troy by [archiveofourown.org profile] HailMary