I was a high school student when I learned about Greek literature. I didn't pay much attention to it before since while my teacher was in front telling us the ills escaping from Pandora's box or about the Trojan war, I was at the back reading Sidney Sheldon and John Grisham. I think this was the age where I experienced what others called it as "juvenile deliquency" or "rebellion." I didn't pay much attention about my grades and I don't care about them. All I care is that I learned something and that I don't care about grades.
Now that I am done reading Black Beauty I am planning to read something about Greek literature. I believe that this has been the foundation of most of todays writing. Their stories never failed to pierce the hearts of mankind. Though these stories were very old and was made long before printing was invented their stories survived. I want to read about Greek mythology. I never paid much attention about Greek literature when I was still in high school. The stories that influenced me more is about the Egyptians. I used to have this notebook where I collected poems from the Book of the Dead. It is said that this is the book that they used to bury together with the Pharaoh. One poem that I remember is about the sun god, Ra.
I am planning to start reading about the Iliad next month. I hope that I would learn more about Greek literature. I am so excited and can't wait to buy the book.