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thepageantham
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Mehso-so

I admire LeGuin's faithfulness to The Aeneid while telling her own story but found myself not caring about the repetitive plotlines of war, the many difficult-to-distinguish regions and characters. At times I found it achingly beautiful, especially anytime Lavinia interacted with Vergil or Aeneas, and the glimpses into Aeneas' deep sense of humility and honor, but I would have loved more of that spirituality, passion, and philosophy throughout.

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thepageantham
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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"Our people...called Aeneas father. 'Will that fence do, Father Aeneas?'...They spoke to Latinus the same way, and young as I was, I was Mother Lavinia, for we use the words not only for our parents but for those who take responsibility for us. Often a soldier calls his captain his father, and rightly, too, if the captain looks after his men as he should."
My first thought: Jake Peralta & Captain Holt would fit right in. #brooklyn99 #lavinia

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EllanaRose
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Pickpick

This is exceptional. I was gifted this, and I was told it was a feminist retelling of a myth I love while hating on the Aenied which I dislike. It is exactly that and so wonderful

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EllanaRose
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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I'm back!
For a long time I had issues with my phone but I'm back! I'm still doing my masters in classical studies, and this is my dissertation year.
I hope everyone has had a good 2019 and I'm excited for a new decade of reading!
This is my first book of the decade and it was very kindly gifted to me.
#ClassicistsOfLitsy

Chrissyreadit Good luck with your dissertation! 4w
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EllanaRose @LeahBergen Hello! I've missed this community 4w
Andrea4 Woo dissertation year!!! Write write write edit edit edit 4w
EllanaRose @Andrea4 That's the plan! 4w
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Jazinator
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Panpan

Book #43: We head back to the ancient classics with this Roman telling of the travels of Aeneas, a Trojan who ultimately became the ancestor of the Romans. The Aeneid feels like it was written to fulfill the Roman need to copy all of the Greek mythology, and unfortunately that is how this book reads. The first half follows The Odyssey almost to the...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2006/03/the-306-greatest-books-43-aeneid.html

#100greatestbooks

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OrtizReads1
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1. Shane we‘ve been friends for 20 years. He stood up for me in 4th grade and let me play football with the boys.
2. St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
3. Sunscreen and surfboard wax
4. The Iliad and the Odyssey
5. Whoever wants to do this too!

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EmilieGR
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
Pickpick

My favorite of the three: rank above the Iliad and the odyssey

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Jess_Franzino
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Pickpick

Stunning and poignant. Although it was a shorter book, (just under 300 pages), the characters were extremely in depth and the story was lyrical, powerful, and rich with history. I adored Lavinia as a character, as well as her relationships with Aeneas, her father, & her son. Bonus points for it getting a bit meta with her “poet” & the themes of “Song Culture”, which helped me with the novel I‘m writing.

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veraizm
The Aeneid | Virgil, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
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#currentread#currentlyreading#theaeneid#virgil

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MeganAnn
Lavinia | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Check out these 9 mythic retellings from Bustle: https://www.bustle.com/p/9-mythic-retellings-that-will-give-you-a-whole-new-pers...
The tagged book keeps popping up on the most wished for books question in the Myths & Legends Swap form.

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