By Dido, in 'Non-Latin Talk', Dec 16, 2012.
I finished Germania yesterday and I've started Agricola.
Nice. How do you find him so far?
I've just started reading James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for the second time. One of the most amazing novels I've ever come across.
The Agricola feels a lot like Sallust. That's definitely a good thing.
I finished Tacitus's minor works. Before I get into the Historiae I've decided to read Suetonius's books on Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian (the four emperors of 69 AD).
I'm reading (for the second time) The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church, The First Part, Containing the Sermones Catholici, or Homilies of Ælfric.
The Two Towers, Blake's Jerusalem, and Plautus.
Any recommendations among ye swains for (so-called) 'high fantasy', excepting A Song of Ice and Fire (garbage title)?
Have you read the series The Wheel of Time?
Nossir, but I've seen one of my buds with a book of that series in his mitt, and it looked appealing. Read a paragraph or two.
Legistin tu ipsus?
Yes. I found that books 8-10 kind of dragged (they got really involved with subplots and minor characters, and book 10 was almost entirely setup), but overall I liked it.
Well, didn't the guy die before it was finished, and the last few books are written by a devotee of his?
Yes. Those are books 12-14 though, which really picked up the pace and made the story more focused.
Douglas Murray's The Strange Death of Europe. Don't know if I'll finish it as it's a bit depressing.
Isn't that the whole point of the going-to-hell-in-a-handcart genre?
Well, I finished those. I'm going to do Titus and Domitian as well.
I am finally, finally starting on the Aeneid tonight!
I should probably read that at some point. Maybe after I'm done with Tacitus.
What in the Sam Hill is that supposed to be? Gandalf pummeling Gríma with his staff?
I now know less than ever whether I dare to watch those immeritous pictures.
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