Book Blogger Hop #23


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This week question:

What’s the oldest work (by publication date) you’ve read? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea)

My answer:

If I look at Goodreads.com it’s Theogony by Hesiod and yes it is in Latin even if he’s a Greek author (Italian here, we have Latin in High School). If I look at my own language it’s The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri and if I look at the English language it’s Utopia by Thomas More (which actually wasn’t written in English? I don’t know, I read it in Italian and I see that the original title is in Latin on GoodReads, so I don’t know if it counts as English) if not, for English, it’s Tom Jones by Henry Fielding.

Redacted:

Reading other answers I forgot to mentions other books that aren’t on my Goodreads such as The Iliad, The Odyssey and Beowulf. But a question has arisen: does what we read for school count? If not, my oldest book is Utopia or Tom Jones (which I read for myself).

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