Today’s discussion is about Greek literature.  When I think of Greek literature, I think of Homer, Sophocles, Plato, Aesop (yes, Aesop was Greek), Aristophanes and others.  Have I read all of their works, not yet, but I have read quite a bit.  I’ve mostly read Sophocles, Aristophanes, Plato and I learned about Aesop’s Fables at some point during my schooling.  I’m slowly getting through the Iliad and the Odyssey.  Recently, I loaded my Nook with classic Greek literature, what is left of it anyways.  A lot of classic Greek literature is sadly lost and fragmented (incomplete), but what survives can easily be found with some patience and research.  A lot of you may be wondering why I love Greek literature, it’s more poetic and lyrical, it really tells a story, and is just more beautiful.  Project Guttenburg is an excellent source for classic real Greek literature.  What do you think of Greek literature?

17 thoughts on “#GreekLiterature

  1. Hi Ashley, great post on my favorite subject! I love how the Kindle Store has loads of free ancient Greek lit, and also if you download a free .pdf from the net – I’ve done this with lots of Sophocles’ plays – and ‘share’ it to your kindle account then it asks you if you want to convert the file to kindle format – this is a great feature for making .pdf’s more readable on kindle apps – especially on an iPhone!

  2. I ♥ Greek literature too! I’m dying to read The Iliad and The Odyssey, but they are definitely intimidating! My all-time favorite is The Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles!

  3. I haven’t read much Greek literature at all… but I really would like to start. Where would you recommend I start? The Odyssey?

  4. Strange thing about Greek mythology for me is that I seem to always forget how much I enjoy it until I stumble across it in my readings. I don’t seek it out specifically, but I it’s always a pleasure to read about it. Enjoy your newly downloaded Greek novels. Happy reading!

    • Oh, I’m reading the entire thing. I have 240 pages left of The Iliad. It’s my in between book, meaning I read it close to the end of one month and the beginning of the next instead of starting a new book.

      • Oh that’s actually really smart! I should do that too haha I read metamorphosis by Ovid last year, but that’s Roman literature…. Even though it could be Greek since most of it is based on Greek mythology 😀

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