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Greek is good!

Just woke up two days in a row to acceptances - today of a long poem to The Pedestal Magazine, and yesterday of a story to the School Magazine. The poem is set in a fantasy version of Bronze Age Greece with real centaurs, and the story is in a purely historical Classical Greece (Piraeus, the port of Athens, during the Peloponnesian War), though it involves a cat (extremely rare at that time). I'm pretty sure that this is the first time that this has happened (to me).
     Also, I have galleys for a story the Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011. And Russell's cooking lamb chops ;)

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gillpolack
Jul. 23rd, 2012 08:54 am (UTC)
What a nice couple of days you are having!
jennyblackford
Jul. 23rd, 2012 09:02 am (UTC)
Thanks, Gillian! My throat is responding to antibiotics, too, which is an excellent thing!
endlessrarities
Aug. 4th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Yay! Brilliant news. Thanks for the cats in Ancient Greece info - I was never sure if the Ancient Greeks were familiar with cats or not...
jennyblackford
Aug. 4th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
There are fairly wild contradictory claims, and the truth seems somewhere in the middle. There have been probable cat bones found in Mycenean sites, but they'e not definitely depicted on anything Greek until relatively late classical (4th century-ish). They were well known to the classical Romans. I've got an Egyptian ship captain giving a kitten to a Greek farmer who he trades with, for his daughter.
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