Kalevipoeg

F. R. Kreutzwald, Kalevipoeg, translated by Triinu Kartus, 2011. If you don't know, Kalevipoeg is the Estonian national epic poem. Kreutzwald started writing it around 1850, and it had a series of publications beginning in 1853 and ending with the Estonian-language book form publication in Tartu in 1875. It is the foundational text of Estonian … Continue reading Kalevipoeg

Thucydides

History of the Peloponnesian War, translated by Rex Warner. There is a lot you could say about Thucydides. There's a reason people have been arguing about him for 2400 years. It was an interesting read, especially after Herodotus. He certainly has a very different style, famously zealously detailed and at the same time "austere," which … Continue reading Thucydides