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diovival

But The rest marched on, and the whole plain seemed to be consumed by fire. Earth groaned beneath them as it does for Zeus the Thunderer in his anger,... Thus earth reverberated to their marching feet as it came swiftly on across the plain.

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diovival
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Thersites: My lord-

Odysseus: Now mark my words - and I make no idle threats. If I catch you once again playing the fool like this, let my head be parted from my shoulders and Telemachus be called no son of mine, if I don't lay my hands on you and strip you of your clothes, cloak, tunic, all that hides your nakedness, and then thrash you ignominiously and throw you out of the Assembly to go and blubber by the ships.

Thersites: 😢

batsy 😂 4d
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Texreader
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Eggs Enlightening article! 4d
Crazeedi I wish i still had someone to read aloud with. My oldest daughter reads aloud with her partner, we always loved to do it and it helped my girls so much when they were young! 4d
wordslinger42 I enjoy reading aloud! Sometimes, if my thoughts are wandering while I'm reading, it helps me focus on the story better 4d
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diovival
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I spy a note left by another reader in my secondhand copy of The Iliad. Do you leave notations, highlight or mark your book as you read? Do you write your name in your books?

Billypar I never write any notes. I get why people do it - helps to engage with the text, remember points, but I still can't. I like to reread parts as I go, and if I have notes, it's distracting. I also misinterpret stuff as I'm reading that I correct in my head later that I don't want to immortalize. And then just the act of writing in books seems generally wrong, (which makes no sense for non - library books, I know!) 6d
diovival @Billypar I feel you. I carry a small notebook with me so I can jot down thoughts as I'm reading. I can't bring myself to write notes directly in the books though. I don't dog-ear pages either. *cringes* Weirdly enough, I don't mind the leave behinds of other readers so much. It's a reminder that my book has been places and seen some things. 6d
Billypar I tend to avoid used books with a lot of writing, but if it's there it does make me curious. And I love reading the messages in books that were gifted. The copy of Howards End I read last year had the message: "To ___, A small token of my great affection" ? 6d
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ReadingEnvy
The Odyssey | Homer
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Reading Envy Readalong fans and Audible subscribers - The Odyssey as translated by Emily Wilson will be our first readalong of 2020 and the audiobook is $5.95 this week for subscribers. May be US only. Not a paid advertisement, but I did snap it up myself. Schedule to come and audio is not required!

Jerdencon I was hoping this would be a choice! 2w
rwmg My online reading group is reading the first half (up until Odysseus arrives in Ithaca) in February 2w
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ReadingEnvy @rwmg oh great! Will they go on to read the rest? 2w
rwmg @ReadingEnvy Doing the second half next year. 2w
readordierachel This is an excellent in audio. Danes is a very good narrator. 2w
ReadingEnvy @readordierachel oh good! I think I'll double up with print and audio 2w
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short_soprano
Homer's Daughter | Robert Graves
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Pickpick

This book was quite enjoyable, however, I don‘t think it would be enjoyable to anyone not familiar with The Odyssey. It‘s a very clever retelling, and I enjoyed the main character. The first 60 pages are pretty slow, but it picks up after that.

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evilhag
Pickpick

amazing

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VioletMoonBooks
The Odyssey | Homer
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VioletMoonBooks
The Odyssey | Homer
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kspenmoll
The Odyssey | Homer
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#poetrymatters #faithful #Penelope

Dorothy Parker‘s ode to Penelope, who waited faithfully for Odysseus during the Twenty years he was at sea.

TheSpineView Great choice! ❤ 1mo
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