The Greeks and Romans are good company. For many of us, however, getting to know them well involves reading with a dictionary at hand and having access, physical or virtual, to various types of primary and secondary sources. But what if you’re going to the beach? Is it possible to spend time with the Greeks and Romans there? Manuscripts can’t leave the library, there’s no room in a tote bag for the Oxford Latin Dictionary, and sand is bad for hard-drives. A paperback translation or a few articles might serve your interests. But perhaps you have lighter fare in mind; after all, if you’re at the beach, you must be on vacation.

Beach Reading for Classicists