Tuesday, October 29, 2013
And Troy would have been a lot gayer
If the ancient Greeks had recognized same-sex "marriage", then Achilles would have had his relationship with Patroclus solemnly recognized and, therefore, would not have been so sore about the loss of his beard, Briseis. Thus, Achilles would not have gone off in a sulk, and the Trojan War would have ended much sooner. And Hector would not have been killed. And the Iliad would never have been composed and the sequel as well, but that's a bonus: we would not have had to worry about Homeric authorship!