Having finished three underwhelming books in a row, I need something good.

While I will also pick up Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own (in celebration of having my flat back after the window-fitting has finished) and have high hopes for that one, I’m also hankering for some reads about Ancient Greece and Rome.

I’ll leave it to your opinion whether this was inspired by starting to read Mary Beard’s Confronting the Classics, but let’s say that I’ve had a lot of fun spending time in Ancient Greece last August and have been wanting to embark on a similar project for some time.

So, while I’m getting an introduction to Classics provided by Mary Beard, I’ll kick off the project on the Ides of March with a read of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar followed by as many of the listed titles I can get to all the way through April.

  • Aeschylus – The Oresteia
  • Aeschylus – The Persians
  • Euripides – Medea and Other Plays
  • Aristophanes – The Frogs and Other Plays
  • Mary Beard – Confronting the Classics
  • Mary Beard – SPQR
  • Mary Beard & John Henderson – A Short Introduction to the Classics

And as many of these are also on my physical shelves, this should tie in nicely with my 2020 Mt. TBR Project.

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