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Ancient Greeks Tour in Progress

We are now a third of the way through our Ancient Greeks tour, and there is another week of posts coming. Have you been following it? Don’t worry if you haven’t yet. Start now. The tour schedule is a sticky post on the blog. See it here. Each day, visit the Classics Circuit page to see which bloggers are welcoming the Ancient Greeks to their blog.


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Ancient Greeks Tour Schedule

The button for the Ancient Greeks Tour is a statue of Achilles’ last stand. I personally find Achilles as portrayed in The Iliad very fascinating, so I’m glad that folks on twitter seemed to like this picture best! This statue stands in Hyde Park in London and is dedicated by King George III to the Duke of Wellington for victorious battles. The picture was taken by flickr user swanksalot (Seth Anderson) and is used under creative Common License with attribution.

I’m really excited to read everyone’s posts about the classics Greek works, most of which I personally have not read yet. Below is the current schedule.

Do you want to join in too? We’d love to add you to the schedule! Send an email to rebecca [at] rebeccareid [dot] com with your blog name and url, the work you’d like to post about, and any date preferences.

Wednesday, January 26    Lifetime Reading Plan shares thoughts on “Who was Homer?”
Wednesday, January 26    Badgerish.Net writes about The Odyssey by Homer
Wednesday, January 26     Aurelia writes about Electra by Sophocles and/or Euripides

Thursday, January 27        2606 Books and counting writes about Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Thursday, January 27        Shelf Love writes about The Oresteia by Aeschylus
Thursday, January 27        The Literary Rapport writes about the character Electra in Euripides and Sophocles

Friday, January 28    Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog writes about The Odyssey by Homer
Friday, January 28    fictional100 writes about Oedipus the King by Sophocles

Saturday, January 29    Pining for the West writes about Protagoras and Meno by Plato
Saturday, January 29    Sasha and the Silverfish writes about a play (undecided) by Euripides
Saturday, January 29     Rebecca Reads writes about Poetics by Aristotle

Sunday, January 30     pages turned writes about Plato’s Selected Myths
Sunday, January 30    Breathing Space writes about Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Monday, January 31    First Impressions writes about The Orestia by Aeschylus
Monday, January 31    Moored at Sea writes about Hippocrates

Tuesday, February 1    A Striped Armchair writes about Grief Lessons: Four plays by Euripides trans by Anne Carson
Tuesday, February 1    Libellule writes about The Birds by Aristophanes

Wednesday, February 2    The Reading Life writes about The Bacchae by Eurpidies
Wednesday, February 2    Fat Books & Thin Women writes about The Frogs by Aristophanes

Thursday, February 3    Stiletto Storytime writes about The Histories of Herodotus’
Thursday, February 3    Notes from the North writes about Medea by Euripides
Thursday, February 3    Read the Book writes about The Iliad by Homer

Friday, February 4    A Literary Odyssey writes about Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Friday, February 4    A Common Reader writes about The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
Friday, February 4    Bibliophilopolis writes about Anabasis by Xenophon

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