Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Food for the mind.

Homo Edax has been asked to offer some food for the mind and spirit as well as the body, so here is the first of a series of his book and movie recommendations.

Ancient Classics:

Greek Essentials: All of Homer, Plato, Thucydides, Pindar and Sophocles; Plutarch's Lives; Euripides' Bacchae, Trojan Women, Hippolytus, and Medea. You will be off to a good start if you read these Greek Classics. I've no particular preference for translations, but I do like the Fagles for Homer, and Nisetich for Pindar.

Roman Essentials: Virgil (all), Caesar's Gallic War, Tacitus, Horace's and Juvenal's Satires.

Need a movie? Try:

Manufacturing Consent
Swimming to Cambodia
Hearts and Minds
The Fog of War
The Girl with the Pearl Earring

More recommendations to come!



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