bon evening, chaps! so like i said in my last post, i am always 100% happy to help you guys find books and resources about the ancient world - i genuinely unironically love researching and i get asked about the most interesting stuff! i’m just posting this to

a) make it clear that you’re never bothering me with rec requests and i will always do my best to find you something, even if it takes me a little while, and

b) to say that all of that being said, there’s some info that would make it much easier for me to narrow down the types of sources you’re looking for! basically, if you send me an ask about recs, if would be super helpful if you could say in it whether you have access to jstor and whether you have access to a university or college library. if you don’t, that’s no problem at all, i can still find you books likely to be available through a public library/regular bookshops/amazon! but i know how annoying it is when you get recommended a book you can’t get hold of, so letting me know if that’s the case will probs cut down on a lot of frustration and help me find you better sources. the jstor thing is similarly helpful bc i usually assume that people don’t have access unless they say otherwise, so letting me know if you do opens up a whole new vista of possibility.

/artemis out

Anonymous said: Hello, sorry to bother you. I was wondering if you knew any good books/sources to read about Artemis/Diana, primarily her role as a protective and/or vengeful goddess? Such as the story of her and Actaeon, or Arethusa, or Bouphagos. I hope this makes sense and is not too much of a bother.

hi there - that makes perfect sense and it’s not a bother at all! i really enjoy doing this kind of bibliographic research because i’m a giant loser, so for real, if anyone is after similar book recs i am absolutely happy to oblige.

okay now so before i start this is really a general point for all my followers, not this anon in particular, but if you’re looking for info on artemis or female deities in general, please be really really careful about your sources!!!! there are a LOT of books out there about moon goddesses and associated religious practices that should absolutely not be used as any kind of scholarly/academic resource, mostly dating from the seventies and eighties and mostly written by people with a religious investment in the concept of powerful female nature deities. in saying that i’m not knocking wicca or neo-paganism or reconstructionism, you do you, but there is a very big difference between peer-reviewed scholarly research and “the earth mother told me in a dream”. most of these books are misleading, poorly-researched, or just willfully wrong. (yes, i am still bitter about that virgin post.) you can usually spot these books a mile off and there are plenty of reliable sources out there, but please do take care to evaluate your sources on topics like this with a critical eye!!! (the same STRONGLY applies to websites - i would take any information from websites other than maybe theoi with a sack of salt when it comes to stuff like this)  

saying that, artemis is not a big speciality of mine but i took a look through our catalogue and these are the least earth-mother-y/most reliable-looking ones i could find. obviously if i’ve messed up or if anyone knows any better resources, please let me know!

that’s unfortunately all i could really find, but i hope that’s a start! and again, i am always happy to dig through catalogues for you guys, i 1005 unironically love it, so if anyone has a topic they’d like a hand researching please do hit me up

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"too many sequins" and fuck you too

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im so fucking ill but i refuse to co-operate with it because i’m going to hot dub time machine tomorrow and you cannot be ill for hot dub time machine

my favourite dress has been veto’d for hot dub because “it has too many sequins” and “will make u feel like a douche” first of all how DARE u

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dionysusdevoured said: HOW WAS SHITFACED SHAKESPEARE OH MY GOD MY ENVY

IT WAS SO GOOD OH MY GOD, it was two gentlemen of Verona and the drunk actor was Sylvia and she was SO FAR GONE. best moment: [enter proteus] sylvia: who’s this cunt?

(for anyone unfamiliar with the concept, shitfaced shakespeare is a Shakespeare play done completely straight, but with one of the actors completely plastered, so you get all the amusement of watching drunk people in stupid costumes trying to do something complicated but without having to take responsibility for anything they do) 

rexsoleil said: Hi ! Did you ever post a link to your paper about depictions of Orpheus in music …? If so, I'd love to see it !

hi! it’s still very much in the process of being written at the moment, i got a bit sort of sidetracked into the history of castrati for a bit there, but as soon as it’s done/hopefully accepted i’ll be posting a link, although that might take a while - it’s all gone a bit musicological but hopefully it’ll still make sense. man i’m just really glad people want to read it!! (if that’s something people are interested in i can post my bibliography so far, there’s some interesting stuff out there)

Anonymous said: omg i'm so happy that you made those itf photosets with quotes from the secret history! i started reading the book a few days ago - it's brilliant.

aw thank you, that’s so sweet! ahh i’m so glad you’re enjoying it, it’s such an amazing book 

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