(PROSTAGMA) is an epic in continuous development, following Luriam in his decent into the wailing reaches of the Underworld, through the medium of Cocytus, one of the Four-Rivers. Mostly elapsing in Ancient Greece and designed to integrate with Hellenic Mythos, its name — prostagma — derives from the ancient greek word of the same format, whose meaning was that of an official order, usually in a situation of war or battle.
Luriam, a Rhodian soldier in life and a participant of the battles in Southern Attica, now ventures into the depths of Erebos in search of a tablet fabled with the gift of memory-erosion. What he wants to forget, and furthermore, his prostagma, is made to slowly unravel throughout the Cantos.
I’m hopeful that your reading and feedback may nudge this work in his most rightful direction; as a novice in the general production of high-poetry (in form of epics and heroics), Prostagma’s main intention is to nurture my own ability to subvert narrative elements within a poetic format — a fading Art that fades ever-more. As such, it is natural that this epic might be volatile in style and poetic devices along its production. If these are a betterment, or a worsening, I ask only that you tell me, so I may take notes of it.
PRE-CANTO – (A Speech in Tongues; Gate of Hymeron)
CANTO I – (Uno Quorum; There Lies Beauty)
CANTO II– (Lethimos’ Camerata)
CANTO III – (Moratorium)
Appendix A – Battle for Kytinion of Dores, as recounted by Thanatos.
Being continuously updated.