July 15, 2009
Stories from 1001 Arabian Nights
My classical studies reading group is just starting to read "Stories from 1001 Arabian Nights". Some of these great folktales are familiar (The Voyage of Sinbad, Aladin and the Magic Lamp, Ali Baba and the Forty Theives), but many are not. I didn't realize how many stories there were and how many of them have been used to form or inspire other generations of writers, musicians, dramatists, etc. in their own works. If you enjoy reading and would like to read along with a predominately Christian group of adults, consider joining us at Arete Classical Studies. If you click on the blog link, you can also see our scheduled list of books for this year (Middle Ages).