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On Ovid's Metamorphoses:

“It is hard to be sure how much Ovid is in control of his own effects. Is it that he cannot resist a clever turn of phrase, as some readers already thought in antiquity? 635 more words


The Renaissance of the 12th century, Medieval Universities, & St. Thomas Aquinas

The renaissance of the 12th century was an important time in which there was a rekindling of interest in classical writings, in particular classical philosophical and scientific works. 546 more words

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Joyce and Modernism: Why is it Important?

Before I dive into Joyce’s modernist writing style, I must start with definitions. (All definitions used while focused on writing only)

  1. Modern – characteristic of present and recent time; contemporary; not antiquated or obsolete.
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Dracula by Bram Stoker

Published in: 1897
Pages: 488
Edition read: E-book

Book description:
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. 310 more words


Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

For my first post I decided to write about a book that for me changed my attitudes to reading and introduced me to a new sense of direction in the literary world. 1,162 more words


Five Fascinating Facts about Aristophanes

Facts about classical literature’s greatest comic writer

1. We have eleven of Aristophanes’ plays, but he is thought to have written more than forty. Aristophanes is the earliest comic playwright, or at least the earliest whose work has survived so that we can read it. 541 more words


6 classical books everyone should include on their reading list

Whenever someone hears that a person is reading a classical novel, they always assume that this person loves overly frivolous words and steady narrative that would make a grown man drop dead with boredom. 994 more words