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Why read ancient greek literature?
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Give me one good reason apart from reading it just because /lit recommends it.
What does somebody get out from reading Oddyssey or Iliad?
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Enjoyment.
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Because it's good.
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>>7564214
culture
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Mainly to get references from other books, but the greeks aren't only a user's guide to cultural themes.
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>>7564214
something something foundation of western civilization, ect.
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>>7564225
>reading to get references

you read because they're massively influential works of art and really enjoyable in their own right. "epic" is a redditcore word now but this shit defined what epic is in the first place
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>>7564234
No, it defined what an epic is, intruder.
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>>7564214
Because if you enjoy literature, you might find it interesting to discover for yourself where so many of the themes, motifs, characterizations etc still used today originated. Pretty much every story since is an Iliad (war/conflict) or Odyssey (journey/adventure/quest) or a mix of both.
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It all boils down to history, epic related
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>>7564214
It's probably just as much of an influence on western literature as a whole as the Bible.

I've always told students, I don't care what your religious views are, if you want to get the full bang from reading the classics, you need to be knowledgeable with both.
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literally asking people on Literature (bored) to recommend greek literature
for reasons other than people on /lit/ in the past recommending greek literature
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