The Classical Sketch Book - Bringing you art, stories and images, inspired by the Classical world.

Welcome to the Classical Sketch Book! This blog is about all things relating to the discipline of classical studies. Whether it’s art, literature, philosophy, religion, politics, language, archaeology or architecture - if it’s got an ancient Greek or Roman theme I’ll blog about it.

In particular I’m interested in the field of Classical Reception - exploring how the ancient world has shaped subsequent generations right up to the present day.


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Can you command the goddess to sing? 

Barry B. Powell reads the first 100 lines of The Iliad by Homer in the original Greek. Powell is Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of a new free verse translation of The Iliad.

Listen to more of the Iliad in Greek and English on our Soundcloud page.

Posted on Monday, February 17th 2014

Reblogged from The Classical World

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