tree-736885_1280As a humanities major, I had read many of the ancient Greek writers’ major works: Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Euripides, Sappho, Solon, Plato, Aristotle, Hesiod, Pindar, and several others. But Richard Jenkyns has not only reintroduced these major figures to me, but he has also revealed how complex their work was.