Wednesday, August 02, 2017


A Youthful Dream

K.J. McKay, "Stawell, Florence Melian (1869-1936)," Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. 12 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Publishing, 1990):
Her mother recalled her youthful, passionate plea: 'I would rather read Homer in the original than anything else in the world'.
She did read Homer in Greek and went on to write Homer & the Iliad: An Essay to Determine the Scope and Character of the Original Poem (London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1909).

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