At some point I would like to do a personal Classics challenge along the lines of what Danielle is doing with Shakespeare. A while back I went through a Medieval Lit. phase. I found the syllabus for a Med. Lit. class and read some of the books on the list that I hadn’t read. Ok. So, I also read Beowulf again, but I wanted to read Seamus Heaney’s new translation. After reading it three times, I still can’t remember it. I still haven’t read Dante’s Inferno. I don’t think I’ll be up to that any time soon.
I never took a class in Classical Literature, so I wanted to fill in some gaps. My husband and I read the Illiad and the Odyssey together, so I don’t need to read those. Here’s my list:
The Aeneid ~ Virgil (John Falges trans.)
Horace ~ Odes
Metamorphoses ~ Ovid
Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy (Ok, so this is modern, but it’s related)