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    timothyjuddviolin timothyjuddviolin 36-40 Jun 10, 2012

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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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    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...
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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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    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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