Friday, April 29, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
I think Solomon helped Aeschylus write the Oresteia:
“And once he slipped his neck in the strap of Fate, his spirit veering black, impure, unholy, once he turned he stopped at nothing, seized with the frenzy blinding driving to outrage – wretched frenzy, cause of all our grief!” (lines 17-24)
“…now I wait, I listen…there – there is something breathing under the night’s shroud.” (lines 453-455)
Monday, April 18, 2011
1) Currently Pleased with my Query Letter. Hopefully will be able to have my sis take a look at it and get that bad boy sent out.
2) Waiting to hear back from Sekrit reader Mr. P. Will let you know when we do *nods*
3) A Tomb Stone is working on Cleodentir's story.
4) I'm piddling around with Jacqueline's story (#WYSFLWS) but not getting very far
5) Worried that #WYSTS isn't edited enough. *sigh* We'll see.
Monday, April 11, 2011
BY MARIA CARMELLA BETRO
Found it: Local Library
Age: Mature Readers
Own it? I don't, but I would
A thorough look into the Egyptian Hieroglyphics, seeing how there culture and religion affected their writing. Although, at times, Betro may be a bit inaccurate in her musings (the Hieroglyphs by themselves cannot give us a complete look into the Ancient Egyptian lives) most of the time she is spot on. There is a lot of good information about the gods and about the normal persons daily life. I can truly say I learned a whole lot by reading this book. It's probably not meant to be read straight through, but it can be. The language was a little bit academic, which made me label it for more mature readers. If one is interested in either the language itself, the culture, or the mythology of ancient Egyptians, I would recommend a perusal of this book. It most likely will not disappoint.
Where can I purchase this book?
If you've read this book please let me know what you thought, or if you have any recommendations similar to it! Thanks!