For some months now I have been thinking about weblogs with comments as a delivery vehicle for literature. Some works demand to be pondered carefully and discussed with others, and some of those most worth pondering are written in smallish parts suitable for daily reading and discussion. Other works may demand to be read in bits because they are too light rather than too heavy. These would include epigrams, aphorisms, and jokes such as those collected in the Philogelos.
I haven't been posting much lately because I've been working on a series of such blogs, each of which will present a work of literature in daily or weekly slices, with the comment section open.
Which authors will be included? Watch this space. The first two or three blogs will debut tomorrow, March 1st. I was hoping to have them up 1 minute after midnight for the start of the archaic Roman year, but it looks like it will be later tomorrow, since I have a very bad cold.
In the mean time, here are hints on the identities of some of the authors to be included: