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
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
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