Amateur Classicists

As a father with a full time job and one demanding hobby already. I take inspiration in those who found the time for self study in the classics.* Here’s a compendium of posts on interesting autodidacts.

Alfred Williams – Poet, Factory Hand, Amateur Classicist.

Ann Yearsley – Poet, Mother, Abolitionists, Amateur Classicist

Want to learn ancient languages yourself? I’ve got some resources on what I’m doing to learn Hebrew here.

*Which in my idiosyncratic definition, includes western thought and culture before the fall of Rome.

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