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    New Books!

    Acquired today.
    Creation myths, nature and fertility myths, the legends of heroes, heroines, monsters, gods and goddesses, myths about the founding and fall of cities, shrines and temples, nations and empires, tales of epic journeys and impossible quests. Stories told, retold, reinvented and rediscovered over millennia, retold one more time, and why not?

    It's been a couple of decades, or three, since I last read Homer, Virgil, Hesiod or Ovid, et al, so now seems like a good time to revisit those stories by other means, through other voices.
    I've no doubt reading these will have me delving back into the Penguin Classics versions, or possibly OUP Classics, in the weeks and months ahead.
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

    #2
    I still have the Robert Graves version waiting to be read...

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      #3
      Originally posted by Ceasar’s Palace View Post
      I still have the Robert Graves version waiting to be read...
      I have a copy of that. I expect I'll be referring to it, along with various Penguin/Oxford Classics I have.
      Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
      Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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        #4
        Arrived today! A goodly haul, with a further five books to arrive on Saturday, all either from or about Ancient Greece and its culture, fueling the little research project I've started.
        Attached Files
        Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
        Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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          #5
          The rest of my book haul has arrived today. 📚📚📖📚
          Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
          Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
            The rest of my book haul has arrived today. 📚📚📖📚
            Blimey. Serous stuff. i think i got as far as Roger Lancelyn Green's retelling of the Trojan Horse.
            Enjoy

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              #7
              Just arrived!
              I'm currently reading Natalie Haynes' superb Children of Jocasta. This one, Stone Blind, has just been published.
              Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
              Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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                #8
                New acquisitions today!
                Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
                Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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