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TheReadingCompanion
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A wonderful introduction to the Metamorphoses by Ovid from the hand of Ted Hughes.

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AthenaWins
Sappho | Sappho, Mary Barnard

When I see you, for a moment,
My voice goes,
My tongue freezes. Fire,
Delicate fire, in the flesh.
Blind, stunned, the sound
Of thunder, in my ears.

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RamsFan1963
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"The ox longs for the gaudy trappings of the horse; the lazy pack-horse would fain plough." - Horace

#QuotsyOct19 #gaudy

@TK-421

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4thhouseontheleft
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Catching up on #screamathonphotochallenge pics from the last few days as I enjoy this rainy morning! Taking it easy since my stomach has been out of sorts the past 2 days...most likely from eating too much gluten on Monday.

I have a wealth of #orangeandblack 📚 thanks to Penguin Classics and the 🐧 orange collection! 🧡🖤

#screamathon

Chrissyreadit I love your sign! 2mo
ephemeralwaltz Nice photo😍 2mo
Nute Very nice! 2mo
veritysalter Fabulous choice of books ♥️ (Have you tried charcoal tablets, my niece who‘s coeliac finds it helps if she‘s accidentally ingested gluten) 2mo
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PippoRanito
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Pickpick

Euripides is my favourite of all the Greek playwrights. Medea's howls and cries still resound today. Isn't Jason's "rational" refusal to acknowledge Medea's pain resonant with how men - across history - deal with women's "emotionality"? For those wanting to try Greek classics, Euripides is the "most modern" of them all, hence, the most accessible. This Penguin edition captures the very best of Euripides. Pick it up!

#classics #greek #tragedy

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Centique
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Ovid and I are finally finished with each other - between this and Silence of the Girls I feel like I‘ve been vacationing in Ancient Greece 😍 (and a little bit of Rome, yes Ovid, we see you sucking up to Augustus there at the end 😂)
If you like Greek mythology this is actually not a hard read. Although it‘s an epic poem, it was easy to follow and the adventures and tragedies had recognisable beginnings, middles and ends. ⬇️

Centique Now I‘m suitably steeped in mythology I just need Stephen Fry to come in at the library for me. Well, his book, I wish it was the ACTUAL Stephen Fry... 3mo
Ruthiella That would be great if Stephen could come over for tea or a drink and chat about Greek and Roman ancient literature!🤪 3mo
Centique @Ruthiella man that would be a dream come true! 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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LondElle89
Daphnis and Chloe | Longus, Paul Turner
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Pickpick

I was pleasantly surprised by this piece of Ancient Greek literature. It was overly dramatic, hilarious at points, and also very relevant to today. I thinknrhisnbook is a great introduction to Ancient Greek literature. Not only is it a good story, it is very easy to read and understand. 4 out of 5 stars.

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GatheringBooks
Metamorphosis | Ovid, David Raeburn
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Centique
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#chunksteralert

Halfway through this chunkster - although as it‘s an epic poem the book size is deceiving - there‘s not as many words per page as a novel. You‘ve done me a favour Ovid, I appreciate how quickly and simply you tell each myth, but my lord there is a lot of rape and violence in Greek mythology. 😬 Still I‘m hoping I‘ll remember more of my minor gods and goddesses after this 🤞

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