The love affair began when I was in my first semester, undergrad (B.A. major literature) and I was introduced to Sophocles (Oedipus), Ovid (Metamorphosis) and Homer (The Odyssey). The impression it left on my heart was and still, is inexplicable! I felt awestruck and got fascinated with the Greco-Roman culture. Their rich culture (they have gods for everything, isn’t it amazing?) and flabbergasting gory tragedies made me fell in love with them.
And, the love grew more strongly in my masters, when, this sem, I got the privilege to choose Greek & Latin literature paper. Our relationship became more intimate with Aeschylus’ Orestes and Virgil’s Aeneid. The interpretations are so amazing and I have always liked narratives dealing with the darker side of the realities. These Greco-Roman narratives are way more incredible & ingenious than any of the crime stories one can ever read. They contain all of those crimes that you can possibly imagine. You name it and they have done it 😛 They have such simple plot-lines, but the way they are presented is something that is more tempting. Wars, romance, drama, etc, all is of an epic level and is somewhat similar to Indian literature as well (excluding the gory & horrible death punishment part).
Also, as soon as GOT (Game of Thrones) hit the TV, I could literally witness Greco-Roman world unfolding in front of my eyes! Have you guys ever read any Greek or Latin narrative? If, yes, then which one? Did you like it- yes or no? Any reason behind your liking or disliking?
And, if, you are planning to read any, then, I would recommend you to read Homer and Ovid, at least 🙂