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Greek Plays (phone-based – begins February 2017)
We’ll be tackling some of the most important Greek tragedies beginning February 2017.
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17. May 2017 by Phil Terry
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Greek Plays – “The Oresteia: Eumenides”

Hi Everyone,

We had another great call in our Greek Plays series. This time we discussed “The Oresteia: Eumenides”.

Sarah Ruden was once again gracious enough to join our discussion!

You can listen here:

 

Thanks,

Kristen

17. May 2017 by Kristen Kmiec
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Greek Plays – “The Oresteia: Libation Bearers”

Hi Everyone,

We had a great call to discuss “The Oresteia: Libation Bearers” on April 11, 2017!

You can listen to the call here:

 

Thanks,

Kristen

12. April 2017 by Kristen Kmiec
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Greek Plays – “The Oresteia: Agamemnon”

Hi Everyone,

We had a great call on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 to discuss “The Oresteia: Agamemnon”.

A special thanks goes out to award-winning journalist, translator and poet Sarah Ruden who joined us for our discussion!

You can listen to the call here:

 

Thanks,

Kristen

15. March 2017 by Kristen Kmiec
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Greek Plays 2017

Hi Everyone,

We had a great discussion during our first Greek Plays reading group held on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017.  A special thanks to Professor James Romm of Bard College who is behind this new set of translations and joined us for our first call.

You can listen to the discussion here:

 

Thanks!

Kristen

08. February 2017 by Kristen Kmiec
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Ovid Metamorphoses – Books IX – XI (Hercules, Orpheus cycles) and XII – XIII (Trojan War cycle)

Hi Everyone,

We held our Ovid reading group on Tuesday, October 18 and had a great discussion on books IX – XI (Hercules, Orpheus cycles) and XII – XIII (Trojan War cycle)

You can listen to the call here:

 

Thanks,

Millie

04. November 2016 by Millie Cave
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Ovid Metamorphoses – Books VI – VIII (Argonauts, Theseus cycles)

Hi Everyone,

We held our Ovid reading group on Tuesday, July 12 and had a great discussion on books VI – VIII (Argonauts, Theseus cycles).

You can listen to the call here:

 

Thanks,

Millie

04. November 2016 by Millie Cave
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Ovid Metamorphoses – Books III, IV & V

Hi Everyone,

We held our second Ovid reading group on Tuesday, June 7 and had a great discussion on books, III, IV & V.

You can listen to the call here:

 

Thanks,

Kristen

08. June 2016 by Kristen Kmiec
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Ovid – Introduction, Books I & II

Hi Everyone,

We held our first Ovid reading group on Tuesday, May 10 and it was a great discussion!

We discussed the Introduction plus books I & II and you can listen here:

 

Thanks,

Kristen

11. May 2016 by Kristen Kmiec
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Newseum Institute Article

Ashley Mehra, a student of the University of Virginia who joined us for the Comedy webinar we hosted last year with Professor Paul Cartledge and Bob Mankoff was inspired by the conversation and wrote a piece on ancient comedy and politics for the Newseum Institute.

You can read the article here:

http://www.newseuminstitute.org/2016/05/09/is-the-comic-stage-a-safe-haven-for-freedom-of-expression/

Thanks Ashley!

09. May 2016 by Kristen Kmiec
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