Today I am over at LadyDusk Blog writing about Reveling in the Classics. Here is an excerpt. I look forward to seeing over at LadyDusk Blog.
I remember when I read my very first classic. It was the Iliad. I was in my third-year homeschooling and my third year into the Christian classical tradition.
Other than the Bible, I had not read any book one would consider a classic. The greatness of the Iliad had been built up in my mind so much that I think it actually contributed to the trepidation I felt in reading that great poem. As the day grew closer, the excitement grew and we began to read and I did not understand anything! In fact, I understood very little for about the first six books of the epic. I felt lost, unintelligent, and worried. I was worried because I knew I was supposed to love this poem, but I did not. How would I come to love The Iliad? How would I learn to read this book? How would I become enchanted with this epic? I wanted to see and experience what the big deal was, but I could not perceive it.
Thankfully, I was in the middle of some circumstances that were greatly beneficial to me in this pursuit. I learned a few simple facts, skills, and perspectives that enabled me have some success. They helped me to see the love between Hektor and Andromache and … Continue Reading Over at LadyDusk Blog