Top 10 books in my opinion. No particular order:
1. The Odyssey
2. The Iliad
3. Lord of the Flies
4. Combat Trauma and the Ancient Greeks
5. Xenophon’s Anabasis
6. Catch 22
8. War and Peace
9. The Art of War
10. The Great Gatsby
Honorable mention: Unbroken
The verb ῥήγνυμι (‘I break’) appears 48 times in the Iliad, with a variety of objects: doors, walls, battlelines, bones, flesh, tendons, breastplates, helmets. But it appears only once in the Odyssey, when in book 12 the storm snaps the cables on Odysseus’ ship.
The Odyssey is trending for some reason. Not sure why. It's a cool hat ship thing I guess. Didn't know it had so many fans. https://t.co/vFKhMe6v04
> Americans complaining about having to read the Odyssey in high school.
> Me, a Greek student, who had to translate, memorize, say by heart and grammatically analyze the original ancient text. https://t.co/xqzRn5kXoi
bear patiently, my heart - for you have suffered heavier things
— Homer, The Odyssey
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The Odyssey is just a 500-page excuse for getting home late. Odysseus takes *ten years* and his whole crew is dead and he's like "OK but check it out there was this witch, right?" It's hilarious and I love it.
I see The Odyssey is trending!
"Be strong," says my heart
"I am a soldier; I have seen worse sights than this." https://t.co/otji4B9SSW
<thinkers> Everyone should read the Frankfurt School because they have incisive thoughts on culture and scientific/instrumental reasoning that outline the self-destruction of the Enlightenment.
<me> HOLY SHIT WTF IS THIS CHAPTER ON THE ODYSSEY IN DIALECTIC OF ENLIGHTENMENT LMAO
The Odyssey of Homer
For a friend with an understanding hear is worth no less than a brother. https://t.co/1fT5pejHH8
The Odyssey is one of my favorite books, and I will gladly fight you with the hardcover edition if you talk shit.
I enjoyed reading the Odyssey and any of those cool Shakespeare stories where everybody dies which is pretty much all of them. I guess they aren't books in the traditional sense. The Crucible was kind of boring. I don't even remember what else we did
i literally never read the odyssey i just showed up, took the final and got a 94%
The Odyssey is trending because people are talking about their most hated books in high school. But I think we’re all forgetting the real enemy here: The Red Badge of Courage
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I can’t remember any memorable book assignments in HS but I read Damian & Steppenwolf on my own & they had a big impact. My dad paid his kids $1 each to read the Harvard Classics, so there’s that. I got as far as the Odyssey, which every kid should be paid to read...
if u actually enjoyed the odyssey please get therapy
I had to read that garbage ass "Great Expectations" good lord give me The Odyssey any day over that book.
The Iliad, though it would later be supplanted by my love for the Odyssey that I didn't read until university. https://t.co/dh5rzRzPbO
My middle kid is named Penelope just because of how awesome The Odyssey is.
I SWEAR, PLEASE READ A SUMMARY OF THE SHIT HORKHEIMER AND ADORNO SAID ABOUT THE ODYSSEY
IT'S SO FUCKING WEIRD AND SOMEHOW SERVES AS THE FOUNDATION OF THEIR CRITIQUE ON THE ENLIGHTENMENT
MY SIMPLETON BRAIN CANT HANDLE THIS GALAXY BRAINNESS
Freshmen today have no taste in books if they say the odyssey is bad.
Iliad and the Odyssey
The Scarlet Ibis
Gone With the Wind
Red Badge of Courage
Grapes of Wrath
Steinbeck is my fav
One would think I would be a more avid reader today, but the older I get the less I read books.
I still read Twitter, but not books.