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I Read Classical Literature

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    Why do I read classical literature?

    Because this amorphous blob of bone and flesh and synapse that we all call 'me' is not made just of the stuff of our days. Because we carry hints of those who lived in caves and castles. Because if we don't peer and glare and ponder at what ancient hands have writ, we turn...
    bethlan bethlan 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Love "The Aeneid"

    This epic touched me much more deeply than either of Homer's. Perhaps because it was a written work, instead of beginning in oral traditions, it seems more poetic, more graceful. My favorite part is the story of Dido and Aeneas. It's so sad, but lovely at the same time--the...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F Feb 26, 2008

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    Join The Listeners' Club!

    Explore great music and participate in the discussion: http://www.timothyjuddviolin.com/category/the-listeners-club
    timothyjuddviolin timothyjuddviolin 36-40 Jun 10, 2012

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    The Best Literature

    I love the classics- especially French ones. I'm reading Madame Bovary right now and I can't put it down!!
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    Interesting

    I don't read as much as I used to. But I do like reading classic Greek literature, especially Homer's works.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 2, 2011

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    I've always loved literature... Until I got to college. I've always been an "English nerd" and I absolutely love grammar and mechanics and all of that, but reading pieces of...
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    Classical music is just soooo passionate it's indescribable. Just finished listening to Mahler's 2nd symphony. It's simply powerful
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    Pachelbel's Canon and it remains a favourite with me. I love this genre of music and it's far from being something old people listen to now and I think Bond especially helped a new...
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    Le Cygne / The Swan - Camille Saint-SaensOne of the most relaxing and soothing compositions in classical music.   
    VenusFactor VenusFactor 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I have recently "discovered" classical music and I love it.
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    It gives u the thrill of just liking to read and not forcibly like the imperious curse ( that the fake moody did on Harry )
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    First book I read was I guess titled "Wonders of science ". That's the book that made all the difference. I learned that there's this huge world and it's beautiful to learn about...
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    I am ready to make my life simple. I am ready to look outside and enjoy the sunshine and watch my children play. I am ready to stop striving for much and hand myself over to God...
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    Reading has never been one of my strongest sides.I read a few as young, but mostly id perhaps just be watching pictures in comics and such.Yet I sometimes went to libary, and felt...
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    I have always been an avid reader. I read voraciously, enjoying an eclectic mixture of fiction and non. The Internet with all of its different offerings allows me to read more...
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