September 30, 2018, Sunday evening -- Reading Herodotus

At a coffee shop in the Mission District
He is reading Herodotus' Histories, Book 1, by Herodotus, in the ancient Greek, with the help of a Greek - English dictionary. He's also read Sophocles, Xenophon, Plato, and Aristotle in the ancient Greek. The last thing he read, that wasn't in ancient Greek, was The Aeneid, by Virgil, in the original Latin. He enjoys reading in other languages to expand his mind. Latin and Greek, he said, are profoundly alien and that reading them can be mind bending.