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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
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Current Reads 🌹🐞

I‘m delving into my Halloween TBR a little bit early and reading a spooky Buffy style retelling of Alice in Wonderland called A Blade so Black. This book is released October 9th by @titan_books and I‘m super excited to dive in! I love Alice in Wonderland and retellings of it are my kryptonite. 🐞 #aliceinwonderland #retellings #pompeii #classics #classicsstudent #classicalstudies #rome #spqr #newreleases

Birdsong28 Have you read the Insanity series by Cameron Jace? They are a must if you love Alice in Wonderland retellings. Love them myself will have to try your suggestion. 12mo
Sophoclessweetheart @Birdsong28 I‘ve never heard of them!! I must track some down‘ 😱😍 12mo
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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) 12mo
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) 12mo
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 12mo
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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! 12mo
Sophoclessweetheart @julesG Thank you dear 🙏 xx 12mo
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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! 13mo
batsy I read Oedipus Rex so long ago and need to revisit but I read Antigone again last year; it's brilliant ❤️ 13mo
Sophoclessweetheart @Mdargusch Thank you 🙏 13mo
Sophoclessweetheart @batsy I love Antigone! I devoured Oedipus Rex in a sitting today 😹🖤 13mo
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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! 13mo
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. 🙊🙊🖤🖤 13mo
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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! 13mo
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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! 13mo
Sophoclessweetheart @kspenmoll Thank you 🙏 13mo
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War and the Iliad | Mary McCarthy, Simone Weil
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{#bookmail 🖤🌻}

Thank you to the lovelies who recommended me fierce female writers the other week. I added a lot of books to my wish list and purchased my first few yesterday! Shoutout to @ani_elizaveta and @rubyhosh for these particular recommendations! Thanks ladies. I‘m going to delve into them right away. #bookstagram #bookish #bookworm #bookblog #booklover #bookaddict #bookstamums #classicist #classicsstudent

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Dear University,

Thank you for throwing me a curveball just when I think I‘d sorted out what I wanted to do and how I wanted to work things. Now I‘m feeling a bit lost, a bit thrown out of whack, a bit disoriented and a bit awkward. I‘m scowling at my classics shelf and cursing your name. Thanks for making this hard again. Gods damn you! #bookaddict #bookish #bookblog #bookworm #classicist #classicsstudent #greekliterature #classicalgreek

laurenbescoby Oh no! Hope everything is ok. Xx 14mo
TCLinrow Oh no! What's happened? Hope it works out x 14mo
Insightsintobooks Oh those books look really good! Hope everything works out for you. 14mo
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Sophoclessweetheart @miralunasbooknook @TCLinrow @Insightsintobooks Thank you ladies, I‘m feeling much better now. After four coffees and a rational think, I‘ve come to the conclusion that this surprise information as actually solved my issue— not increased it. I‘m good now. 😅🖤 14mo
laurenbescoby @Sorceryandswords 😂 glad to hear it! Xx 14mo
TCLinrow That's ok then x 😅🧡 14mo
kathedron Oh my goodness, I'm glad it's turned out ok (and I'm impressed you can think rationally after four coffees)! Nice books you've got there, too. ❤ 14mo
Ddzmini Universities are always throwing curveballs you have to learn to duck and dodge 😝 love the books 📚 14mo
Sophoclessweetheart @TCLinrow They‘ve decided to take down some of the modules for the classics degree from October 2019 and I was freaking out but it‘s a blessing in disguise. X 13mo
Sophoclessweetheart @River_Voice Worst ever, but I think it‘s worked out okay in the end x 13mo
Sophoclessweetheart @Ddzmini Thank you so much dear. X 13mo
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It‘s the weekend so that means I‘ll be leaving my beautiful home again until Sunday night. It‘s always nice to leave everything behind and get away now and again but I‘m really not feeling in a place to be anywhere but Home right now. I‘m wondering if I want to haul Dante with me or not. It‘s a monster tome of a book to carry about but I think I want to reread it. Decisions decisions! #dantealighieri #classicsstudent #bookaddict #booklover

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