Saturday, July 2, 2016

Rainbow Snippet - A Shared Love

















Andreas, Theron, and Coridan are traveling to Corinth and thence to Delphi. Along the way they must pass Agamemnon's  ancient fortress of Mycenae, now the abode of thieves.

The brooding bulk of the Mycenaean hill fort stared down on them, sizing them up like goats waiting to be sacrificed for its splendor. The weight of the cyclopean stone wall, haphazardly darkened by fire, threatened to bow his back permanently.

Andreas had never seen anything built on this scale with, of all things, giant stones. In his experience, homes were made of mud brick and wooden palisades protected villages. Even Tegea's stone walls couldn't rival what he saw before him now. How imposing must the city have been in all its glory?


He doubted Perseus had known when he forced the Cyclopes to build his ramparts to what end his kingdom would come.

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11 comments:

  1. Really vivid! I have a strong sense of how impressive this place is.

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    1. Even in its decline, Mycenae would have been humbling.

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  2. The description of the hill fort is wonderful! (Well, it all is, but that's my favourite part - the brooding bulk sizing them up like they were sacrificial goats).

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    1. Thank you. Agamemnon earned his reputation as a hubristic thief at Troy and his descendants have not renounced it.

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  3. I love how awe-struck he is.

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    1. Andreas is a humble helot with no worldly experiences. He's being exposed to so many new and wondrous things.

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  4. Nice imagery. Sounds like an awe-inspiring site!

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    1. It is! I've been watching videos about the ancient site.Wow, just wow!

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