Marilyn Monroe had an astonishing 430 books in her personal library. Most of them have been auctioned and long sold to collectors.
She was often photographed reading, which could have been part of the impression she wanted people to have of her.
The website OpenCulture once compiled the entire list of Monroe’s books— which included numerous Greek titles.
Did she read them? We will never know, but an interesting piece of trivia nonetheless.
Marilyn’s Greek books:
The Saviours Of God: Spiritual Exercises by Nikos Kazantzakis
The Last Temptation Of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis
2 Plays: Peace And Lysistrata by Aristophanes
The Philosophy Of Plato
Greek Mythology by Edith Hamilton
Theory Of Poetry And Fine Art by Aristotle
Metaphysics by Aristotle
Plutarch’s Lives by William and John Langhorne
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