J.S. #Mill learned #Greek when he was only 5 & #Latin when he was 8. Here is a list of what he read during his childhood:
I have no remembrance of the time when I began to learn Greek. I have been told that it was when I was three years old. My earliest recollection on the subject, is that of committing to memory what my father termed Vocables, being lists of common Greek words, with their signification in English, which he wrote out for me on cards. Of grammar, until some years later, I learnt no more than the inflexions of the nouns and verbs, but, after a course of vocables, proceeded at once to translation; and I faintly remember going through Aesop's #Fables , the first Greek book which I read. The #Anabasis , which I remember better, was the second. I learnt no Latin until my eighth year. At that time I had read, under my father's tuition, a number of Greek prose authors, among whom I remember the whole of Herodotus, and of #Xenophon 's #Cyropaedia and #Memorials of #Socrates ; some of the lives of the philosophers by #DiogenesLaertius ; part of #Lucian , and Isocrates' Ad Demonicum and Ad Nicoclem. I also read, in 1813, the first six dialogues (in the common arrangement) of #Plato , from the #Euthyphron to the #Theaetetus inclusive: which last dialogue, I venture to think, would have been better omitted, as it was totally impossible I should understand it.
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"We were slaves once. The daylight guardians of the Vampires. I was born in servitude. Yet I harbored them no ill will. I even took a Vampire for my bride. It was forbidden, our union. Viktor feared a blending of the species. Feared it so much, he killed her. His own daughter, burnt alive, just for loving me. This is his war. Viktor's. And he's spent the last 600 years exterminating my species”. #lucian#firstlycan#alphalycan#lycan#underworld#sonja#vampire#halfbreed#riseofthelycans