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Why Homer Matters: A History Adam Nicolson This one hit all my sweet spots. A book about Homer that is part travelogue / memoir, part meditation on deep engagement with a text, and part ancient history primer. A must read … Continue reading
Ann Yearsley was an 18th century milk woman, farmer’s wife and the mother of six children. She was also a poet, an auto-didactic classicists, and a fierce abolitionist. She was, in other words, completely amazing. Yearley was born in a … Continue reading
Alfred Williams (1877-1930) Author of Life in a Railway Factory, Williams taught himself Greek and Latin while working full time in a factory. William’s left school at 11 to work at a farm laborer, before becoming a steamhammer operator at … Continue reading