Did you actually started with the Greeks? If so, how would one approach them.
Would you say they're value lies in their historical and literary value or their actually masterpieces?
nigga, no one is going to go to /his/, because that board is complete shit
just tell the guy to read the presocratics, then go to Plato, then Aristotle, then the Stoics, then Epicurus and finally get into romans if you like them
read the wiki page for presocratics and read the article of each one of them, then read the apology of socrates before anything about plato, afterwards its your choice basically.
Check out Enheduanna then, she was the first known poet: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6266881-princess-priestess-poet
Also if you have enough motivation I recommend taking a look at another translation because Stephen Mitchell, although talented, takes a lot of liberties. It would be good to have another reference. Well, you can just go on to the greeks if you feel like it but perhaps reading some texts on the possible influence of the epic of Gilgamesh on the greeks would be interesting too.
>Would you say they're value lies in their historical and literary value or their actually masterpieces?
Both, a lot. You don't have to *start* with the Greeks, but do yourself the favor of checking them out at some point. If you want to do it intensively, start with the Presocratic fragments and go to Plato and Aristotle and then pick among the Hellenistics according to taste. If you're just curious, try reading some Plato. Try the Symposium or the Apology for starters.