Having just finished Pausanias Guide to Greece (written in the 2nd century) ,I am now reading a Hawaiian history book.
Although I had to slog through 500 pages the Greece book was worth it. It is fascinating
that some things that occurred then can be so different ( the idea that the gods gave warnings for a year that an earthquake was coming)
but others( A young couple in love who can not get permission from their families to marry) remain the same .Any way I am going to put away the classics for a wile and try to learn more about the island where I live.