Sunday, December 31, 2017

Back to the Classics Challenge #1: The Aeneid

Taking a cue from Uglemor, I will be rolling a D12 to determine the sequence of my Back to the Classics Challenge reads.

(Exception will be Swiss Family Robinson, which I will start whenever we finish Watership Down.)

And my first roll is . . . 11. I'll be starting with the Aeneid.

Well, get the tough stuff out of the way first has always been my motto. Starting tomorrow.

2 comments:

Uglemor said...

Heh, I rolled 11 as well. Tackling Dr. Zhivago !
Happy New year!

Diary of an Autodidact said...

At the appropriate place, I recommend you find Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas on Youtube. It's pretty short (about an hourish), and as melodramatic as opera of that era is. But it's fun, and a good example of Baroque opera. Also, the Libretto is by a dude name Nahum. So that's something.