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IlanaSimons
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Community Room

Hi. Welcome to the Community Room. This is a place for you to discuss related interests, like books, movies, or genres. You can also just get to know each other here.



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British Classics and more?

Illana,
You've said in the Guideline for Discussion above, that a British Classics group is forming up. But how about ancient classics? Homer, Ovid, Virgil, et al? Any chance for such a board?

Robin in VA
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European and Ancient classics

That sounds like a nice idea. (I just emailed ARMYRANGER on the welcome board, who's favorites are largely Greek and Roman classics.) I can bat the idea around with people here, and will keep you updated.
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Re: European and Ancient classics

Thanks so much!

Robin in VA



IlanaSimons wrote:
That sounds like a nice idea. (I just emailed ARMYRANGER on the welcome board, who's favorites are largely Greek and Roman classics.) I can bat the idea around with people here, and will keep you updated.
Ilana

Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine so I may wet my mind and say something clever. --Aristophanes
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Re: European and Ancient classics

I m ade the same suggestion (for ancient classics) in another area. Some great new translations have come out in the past thirty years or so which make many of these works much more accessible. (Compare the Golding and Mandelbaum translations of Ovid's Metamorphoses and the benefit of modern translations will become immediately clear!)
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Choiysa

What the heck do you do for a living?

for one- you are always so well researched

2, you post like crazy :smileyhappy: and there are always good. I envy you:smileyhappy:

just letting you know that your swell :smileywink:
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Re: Community Room

Hello. I am new here and have never been in abook club before so if I am a little out of it, forgive me, as there are books that I have read a long time ago, and some I have yet to touch.
I have not "read" the book in question here, but I have seen the movies. Boris Karloff and the new one about Merry Shelly(spelling of her name, forgive if I butchered it. It is late here and I should really be sleeping)
Anyway, I will pick up said book tomorrow if I can find it at the libarry, and if not, I plan a trip to the mall and will get it there and when I do, I will, promise, begin reading it so I will have something intresting to say here....(fingers crossed) Night all.
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I have a PS here.....

I know that I am open to all books, but of late I am finding that I like ancient history, back to the Greeks, Romans and so fourth. I can never really find any good books on subject like, Alexander the Great, Cezar and book of/and about Egypt. If anyone can help....let me know the titles. Thanks. Night again.
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welcome

Hi--
Thanks for joining us. I look forward to your input
Ilana



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Sensorymoments wrote:
What the heck do you do for a living?

for one- you are always so well researched

2, you post like crazy :smileyhappy: and there are always good. I envy you:smileyhappy:

just letting you know that your swell :smileywink:




Oh My! Thanks a lot - I am retired now so have lots of time for posting. I used to be a political researcher at the House of Commons and had to research all manner of things. Politics, history and a touch of comparative religion were my original areas of study but long long ago:smileyhappy:
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Re: Community Room more British classics

I'm hoping that there will be more British classics coming up. I've gotten hooked on the BN classics due to the BN Un iversity classes in the past and I sure hope they are going to continue here. Yvonne
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Re: Community Room more British classics

Hi Yvonne--
Good timing with your question. The Brit Classics section will be live online within 3 weeks.
Please stay tuned!
Ilana



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Re: Choiysa



Choisya wrote:


Sensorymoments wrote:
What the heck do you do for a living?

for one- you are always so well researched

2, you post like crazy :smileyhappy: and there are always good. I envy you:smileyhappy:

just letting you know that your swell :smileywink:




Oh My! Thanks a lot - I am retired now so have lots of time for posting. I used to be a political researcher at the House of Commons and had to research all manner of things. Politics, history and a touch of comparative religion were my original areas of study but long long ago:smileyhappy:





Oh that's so interesting!
I guess I picked up on your research ability well :smileyhappy:
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Re: Choiysa

I had never read, "Frankenstein", being influenced by Hollywood and its version of the Mary Shelly's story. This prejudice of Frankenstein is and was my own failing in not reading the book. After seeing the notables taking the course I did the right thing and read the book. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and was further enlightened by the many intelligent comments made by the participants in the course. Thank you for enlightening me and giving me the push to read the excellent book.
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Re: Choiysa

I'm glad you liked the book. Stay tuned for more reading groups starting up next month.
Ilana



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