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homeric cannon achilles/patroclus 
30th-Aug-2011 04:57 pm
i was just wondering if there were any fics out there of the Achilles/Patroclus pairing that stay within the Homeric cannon? that being where Patroclus is significantly older than Achilles and he isnt his cousin? i know there are other variations of this pairing but i like sticking to the traditional :)
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30th-Aug-2011 07:40 am (UTC)

I'd strongly recommend By a Thread by arysteia who feels very strongly about canon Achilles/Patroklos, which becomes very clear within her stories.
There's also a nice little piece, Seashore by centaurea_m which explicitly states that Achilles is younger.


However, I think that there are more stories which stick to the canon without explicitly stating those facts, but it becomes clear between the lines in the way their relationship works etc.




31st-Aug-2011 06:09 am (UTC)
thanks :)
29th-Jul-2015 08:09 pm (UTC) - Homeric Canon Achilles/Patroclus
Well, you posted your query almost four years ago, so I don't know if you're at all still looking for canon Achilles/Patroclus fics. But just in case you are, I wanted to promote my own, which you can find on fanfiction dot net (rated M, though it's really fairly tame). It's titled "Promises and Prophecies." I fell in love with the Achilles/Patroclus romance when reading The Iliad in Freshman year of college, and have written a little bit about them, with Promises and Prophecies being the one piece I have posted. I have tried to be very Iliad-based in it (and am certainly not influenced by the movie "Troy!"). Patroklos (as he was spelled in the translation I read) is A's cousin in it, but he's the older cousin. If you haven't read it, I hope you might feel like checking it out.
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