The Literary Blog Hop, hosted by The Blue Bookcase, has a thought-provoking question this week (from Robyn of You Think Too Much):
What setting (time or place) from a book or novel would you most like to visit? Eudora Welty said that "Being shown how to locate, to place, any account is what does most toward making us believe it..." so in what location would you most like to hang out?
I'd like to see the wine dark sea of Homer, sail with Odysseus, see a Cyclops, be dazzling enough to tempt or anger the gods, and watch Calypso work her magic. Ancient Greece is fascinating, and I am filled with curiosity about the lives of the Ancient Greeks. What was it like to live in this land of astonishing beauty, to witness the Dionysian festivals, the great tragedies, the birth of all drama? What would it be like to hear Socrates ask questions in Athens? Life and art, humans and gods, drama and ritual, all come together in a brilliant and powerful way in the place I'd like to visit.