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The Iliad | Homer
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“αὐτίκα δʼ ἐξ ὀχέων σὺν τεύχεσιν ἆλτο χαμᾶζε.
τὸν δʼ ὡς οὖν ἐνόησεν Ἀλέξανδρος θεοειδὴς
ἐν προμάχοισι φανέντα, κατεπλήγη φίλον ἦτορ,
ἂψ δʼ ἑτάρων εἰς ἔθνος ἐχάζετο κῆρʼ ἀλεείνων.
ὡς δʼ ὅτε τίς τε δράκοντα ἰδὼν παλίνορσος ἀπέστη
οὔρεος ἐν βήσσῃς, ὑπό τε τρόμος ἔλλαβε γυῖα,
ἂψ δʼ ἀνεχώρησεν, ὦχρός τέ μιν εἷλε παρειάς,
ὣς αὖτις καθʼ ὅμιλον ἔδυ Τρώων ἀγερώχων
δείσας Ἀτρέος υἱὸν Ἀλέξανδρος θεοειδής.” 🐞

#classics #classicist #bibliophile

DragonAuthors I'm afraid that's all Greek to me. 1y
RaimeyGallant @DragonAuthors lol, cheeky. 10mo
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The Iliad | Homer
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So, my little one is out for the day with my sister and nephew so my afternoon is going to be all about getting through more of my Iliad reread and looking through my uni materials for this first block! It‘s getting closer and I cannot wait. 🐞

Can it be October yet? #a229 #exploringtheclassicalworld #greekliterature #ancientgreece #classics #classicist #classicsstudent #classicalstudies

Tamra I‘ve started a Humanities degree and looks like we might be reading similarly this fall! Gilgamesh, Bible, Ovid, Homer, Virgil, Aristotle, Plato. Though not required, I ordered some newer translations that I hope are accessible so I spend less time deciphering the language on the surface and more on the themes and concepts. I had a Poli Sci PHIL course that was awful in that respect. (edited) 1y
Tamra I should say sounds like you have a plus in that you‘ve already covered some of the material! I‘m a little nervous because I got no classics ed as a music student undergrad and law school graduate student. (edited) 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Tamra Oh! How lovely! I hope you enjoy it! 😄🖤 This is my third year studying the Classics at an undergraduate level so by now it‘s not really new to me anymore. But, when I started my classics degree I had no prior official classical education as it isn‘t offered in schools here. It‘s not as scary as it seems, you pick it up quite quickly xx 1y
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The Iliad | Homer
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Good morning 🐞

First coffee and a bit of Homer to start the day right. Today is going to be a full day of studying bridging materials in preparation for uni starting back. I started yesterday but my daughter is at nursery all day today so I‘m dedicating the day to such pursuits. 🐞

#greekliterature #homer #greekepic #ancientgreek #classics #classicist #classicsstudent #classicalstudies

julesG Wishing you a successful day! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @julesG Thank you dear 🙏 xx 1y
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Really enjoyed reading in the garden all day today whilst the babies played outside. Minus one or two bumps it‘s been a great day. I‘m over halfway through The Oedipus Cycle and yes, it‘s just as amazing as I recalled it being. Can‘t wait to get to Antigone.

If you‘ve read Sophocles, which is your favourite play? #classicsstudent #ancientgreek #sophocles #bookstamums #classics #classicist #classicalstudies

Mdargusch Wow! Gorgeous photo! 1y
batsy I read Oedipus Rex so long ago and need to revisit but I read Antigone again last year; it's brilliant ❤️ 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @batsy I love Antigone! I devoured Oedipus Rex in a sitting today 😹🖤 1y
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I‘ve decided to reread some Sophocles. I haven‘t read Antigone (my favourite Greek play!) since the summer before last so I think I‘m well due a reread. 🙊

I go for new glasses next Tuesday and I‘m excited! I have my eye on adorable Kylie ones with tiny round frames in gold like cute little grandma glasses. The moon is in Aries and it‘s a time to be daring so I‘m trying something new! 🙊🖤✨ #greekplay #ancientgreek #classicist

Caroline2 Ohhh what a beautiful photo!! 😍 1y
Emilymdxn Gorgeous! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @Caroline2 Thank you dear 🙏 1y
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The Iliad | Homer
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Finished A Hat Full Of Sky and now I‘m debating my next read.

I‘m getting excited the closer it gets to going back to uni too! I‘m hoping my textbooks will arrive soon so I can see what I‘ll be covering this year. I‘m also excited about covering Homer again this year (I already know this because it‘s a set book!) 🙊 Am I the only one who can‘t wait to get back to Studies? #classics #classicist #classicsstudent #classicalstudies #ancientgreek

ephemeralwaltz I just graduated but always loved the feeling of a new semester coming up 😍😍😍 especially seeing what the readings for each class were going to be! 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @ephemeralwaltz It‘s so exciting isn‘t it? I already know all the set books because we‘re told them in advance but I don‘t know what else we‘ll be covering until my materials arrive. 🙊🙊🖤🖤 1y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I‘ve put aside vol one of Anaïs Nin‘s journal and The Second Sex for a little bit whilst I read these lovelies! I want to savour the Nin so I‘m reading it very slowly, whereas I‘m hating The Second Sex and just want it to disappear. Allll of my current reads fall into my #FiercelyFemaleReads and I‘m already six chapters into WH for #classiclitlove readalong ??

What are you reading? #classicist #classics #booklover #bookaddict

ephemeralwaltz I was thinking about more female authors for you and I would like to add Carson McCullers and Caryl Churchill (the playwright) to my list! 😘 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @ephemeralwaltz Oh! I thought for some reason Carson McCullers was a man! 😹😹 Adding they to my wishlist x 1y
ephemeralwaltz @Sorceryandswords 😂😂 no way! 1y
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Phaedo | Plato
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I‘m really enjoying Phaedo. I‘ve only read the introduction and a few pages of dialogue so far but its good. Once the little one is in bed I‘m going to enjoy reading the rest of the book. I‘m doing as well with The Second Sex which seems clunky and preachy and a bit OTT. I‘m hoping it gets better because it‘s a HUGE book in both size and popularity. #booklover #currentlyreading #classicsstudent #classicist #plato #booklover #bookaddict #bookworm

youneverarrived I love your bookmark! 1y
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Phaedo | Plato
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Good morning beautiful souls 🖤🌻

After a very early wake up (5am! Sheesh!) myself and the little one are in bed full of corn flakes with pop for her and coffee for me. She‘s watching Garfield and jumping on the bed, I‘m reading and trying not to spill my coffee. I love mornings like this when we just chill out together doing our thing.

How did you spend your morning? #bookblog #booklover #bookaddict #plato #classicist #classicsstudent

kspenmoll Beautiful photo! 1y
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The Second Sex | Simone de Beauvoir, Constance Borde, Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
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{#currentlyreading 🖤🌻}

My bookmail arrived!! The Classical Greek dictionary may be a CR for a few months whilst I familiarise myself with pronunciation and aorists. I‘m really really looking forward to devouring Phaedo and The Second Sex is #FiercelyFemaleReads first official read! It‘s a TOME but I‘ve always been a lover of big books so let‘s do this 👊 #booklover #bookaddict #bookworm #feminism #classicist #plato

kathedron Ye gods, I'd (happily) forgotten that the aorist was even a thing! I didn't get on with Ancient Greek: I adored Latin, though. 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @River_Voice I‘m hoping it‘s not as scary as people have told me! 😹🤦🏼‍♀️ 1y
batsy I'd join in for The Second Sex if I wasn't already in another tome-ish buddy read (and behind on several challenges 😅) 1y
Sophoclessweetheart @batsy Aww, a shame. But maybe next time 🖤🖤 1y
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