Monday, March 21, 2016


I've finished the 'Peloponnesian War' and I'm saying goodbye to the Greeks (for now).  But I'm not moving all that far forward, just to the Roman period.  It's back to the Stoics (I think) with Epictetus and his 'Discourses'.  I thought about going with Virgil's 'Aeneid' while I still have the Trojan war fresh in my mind, but decided to go a different way.

Meanwhile, I'm about four Shakespeare plays behind in reviews.  I've been trying to decide if I should review the history plays before I'm done with that tetralogy or not.  I'm leaning towards waiting but we'll see what happens. 


  1. I tried to read The Iliad, The Odyssey and The Aeneid all in a row and it was a mistake. My brain was jelly by the time I got to The Aeneid, so I think it's wise to take a break and let everything sink in and percolate. Epictetus doesn't seem like a good person to relax with though ...... best of luck! ;-)

    1. I was afraid that might be the case. You don't find the Stoics relaxing? LOL