Book Meme


Because the Wayward Classicist did it:

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next few sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the closest.The Golden Apple, by Denton Lund

“So if the three goddesses took the apple immediately to Paris on Mount Ida to have him judge which was the fairest, at least 18 years had to pass before Achilles arrived in Troy. In any event, the judgment of Paris, Priam and Hecuba‘s supposedly dead son, was swayed by the awesome force of love when, over bribes of power and wisdom, he chose the love of the most beautiful woman in the world – Helen of Sparta.”

– from Robert Bell’s Women of Classical Mythology in the section on Aphrodite


4 responses to “Book Meme”

  1. “He didn’t want to get lost in the woods, so he made a very small forest, with just one tree in it.”
    -from Harper Collins Treasury of Picture Book Classics
    Hmmm… Maybe I shouldn’t have grabbed the closest book to me at the time (hey, I have kids!)…

  2. Is that Harold’s Purple Crayon?? I love that book!

  3. Harold it is! It’s good, but not as good as Where the Wild Things Are, my favorite. I know the stinking thing by heart from having read it to my kids so much (that and Goodnight Moon which was the only books sure fire to get my oldest son to go to sleep).

  4. LOL – I just posted a comment complaining about the very time issue mentioned in the quote you posted in this entry.

    The closest book to me was my journal, and page 56 has an odd dream on it. Not sure I’m going to post that in my blog.

    I love your blog! I should be in bed – I have to work tonight – but I’m reading back because although I have found many pagans who are interested in mythology, the number are interested in it from an academic pov (me: both – got seriously sidetracked in college by all the philosophy/”world religion” classes when I was a chem major) – and read Greek?? – and can write such fascinating posts… well, okay, you’re the only one I’ve found. I hope school goes amazingly for you and that you have a wonderful career!

    Have you been to the Nashville Parthenon? I stopped there in September. The huge replica of the statue of Athena is amazing!

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