Greek Lyrics

Greek Lyrics translated by Richmond Lattimore

Greek Lyrics is book #4 from The Literary Project. Greek Lyrics is a collection of poetic fragments that have survived for over 2 millennia. They are, as the name implies, lyric poems that are meant to be sung or spoken together with a lyre. The […]

Meeting Ernest Cline!

Meeting Ernest Cline on his book tour for the Armada paperback release.

Ernest Cline is the author of two science fiction novels: Ready Player One and Armada. Ready Player One was both his debut novel and is my favorite of the two. It takes place in a dystopian future, and most of humanity escapes into the virtual world called the […]

The Odyssey

My copy of The Odyssey, laying on my desk, along with a bookmark.

The Odyssey is book #3 from The Literary Project. The Odyssey opens with the following: “Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.” The man, of […]

The Iliad

Left: Cover of the The Iliad book; Right: book open showing my annotations, and my commonplace journal with my notes.

The Iliad is book #2 from The Literary Project. “Iliad” means “a poem about Ilium” (i.e. Troy), and The Iliad is one of the world’s most well-known narrative legends. Most everyone has heard of Troy and of swift-footed Achilles. Although he doesn’t enter battle until […]