Monthly Archives: July 2015

Virgil’s Fourth Eclogue

I had a busy day in the office today. To stop myself from getting carried along by it I took a time out to read Virgil’s Fourth Eclogue. This poem is about endings and beginnings. At the start, Virgil tells … Continue reading

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A Long Overdue Pleasure

This is a 15 Minute Blog Post. For more info on this series, click here Four years ago I was given a copy of The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett to read. Earlier this year, following a meeting with … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (18)

Last week, I finished no fewer than three books – Pindar’s Odes, The Nearer East by David Hogarth and Cairo by Artemis Cooper. This means I have finally been able to start Anthony Sattin’s Young Lawrence. I’m already on page … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (17)

Pindar’s Odes tr. Anthony Verity I am closing in on the end of Pindar’s Odes, with only the Isthmian ones still to read. Early last week, I read the last few Nemean odes and found the eleventh the most interesting. It was written in honour not of … Continue reading

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