As February is slipping away, it’s past time to revisit my excellent January reads. So with no further preamble… January reads: Ancient Greece The Oresteia: “Agamemnon,” “Libation Bearers,” and “Eumenides” by Aeschylus Aeschylus is credited with creating tragic drama’s rules and inventing the trilogy—three related tragedies performed in succession over the course of a single… Continue reading The Oresteia by Aeschylus and more January reads
One of my favorite stories from Greek mythology is the popular version of Perseus and Andromeda’s myth. It’s one of the few I can recall in which the hero does NOT come to grief. Perseus does NOT enrage the gods via a fit of hubris. He does NOT suffer a tragic punishment. He fulfills his… Continue reading Why is Medusa’s sad backstory so rarely told in Greek myth retellings?
December reads? December rereads, more like. Six of the 10 books I read were books I’ve read before … in some cases multiple times. The holiday season is a time for nostalgia, apparently. December reads The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) by Rick Riordan This completed my 2017 rereading of the Percy… Continue reading Reading Wrap-Up: December Reads