This week's topic is about favorite books from before we were born, and it occurred to me that it might be a fun time to share some of my favorite works from Greek and Roman literature! As some of you may or may not know, I received my undergrad degree in Classics and I'm currently working on my MA in Classics (I'm in my last semester! :O), so I have some strong opinions on various works of ancient literature from Greece and Rome. These are just ten (of many!) of some works that I particularly love and/or enjoy. If there's any interest, I may make some more Greek/Roman literature-based posts in the future because I found putting this list together pretty fun!
Quite frankly, I am not really majorly into the philosophical side of ancient literature, which I know is blasphemous as a budding Classicist, but look, Plato just doesn't do much for me. That being said, for one philosophical set of writings that I do mostly enjoy, we have Epictetus! We don't have any actual writings from Epictetus, but the historian Arrian (whose other works are great, also!) was Epictetus' student and collected some of his writings and ideas and thus we have the Enchiridion, or 'Manual.' (Arrian's The Anabasis of Alexander is also a good one, just throwing it out there!)