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2018 Programs

13. April 2018 by Arrian
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Julius Caesar

Landmark Caesar (phone-based – begins February 2018)

Come time travel with the Reading Odyssey to ancient Rome – the decline of the Roman Republic and the rise of Caesar. Caesar was one of history’s great populists (a ‘populare’ in Latin) – and with the rise of populism around the world today his writings have become even more relevant.

We’ll be reading together a selection of Caesar’s writings from the wonderful recently issued Landmark Caesar (published after a decade of work by leading scholars).

And – as always – we’ll have the scholars involved join us in some of our conversations.

Click here to register: https://Caesar2018.Eventbrite.com

See our search and tags to the right for more information on previous books from Aristotle to Darwin and Shakespeare.

12. April 2018 by Arrian
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Landmark Caesar – Gallic War, Books 5-7

Hi Everyone,

We had another great discussion during our Landmark Caesar reading group on Tuesday, April 10th!

You can listen to the call here.

Thanks,

Kristen

11. April 2018 by Kristen Kmiec
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Landmark Caesar – Gallic War, Books 2-4

Hi Everyone,

We had another great discussion during our Landmark Caesar reading group on Tuesday, March 13th!

You can listen to the call here.

Thanks,

Kristen

14. March 2018 by Kristen Kmiec
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Landmark Caesar – Introduction and Gallic War, Book 1

Hi Everyone,

We had a great discussion during our first Landmark Caesar reading group on Tuesday, February 13th!

You can listen to the call here.

Thanks,

Kristen

14. February 2018 by Kristen Kmiec
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Greek Plays – Electra

Hi Everyone,

On August 15, 2017 we held our last Greek Plays discussion group. On this call we talked about both Sophocles’ and Euripides’ versions of “Electra”.

You can listen to our discsussion here:

 

Thanks!

Kristen

16. August 2017 by Kristen Kmiec
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Greek Plays – ”Antigone”

Hi Everyone,

We had another great call in our Greek Plays series. For this month’s call, we discussed “Antigone”.

Professor Paul Cartledge was also gracious enough to join us and we had a great discussion.

You can listen here:

 

Thanks!

Kristen

12. July 2017 by Kristen Kmiec
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Greek Plays – ”Oedipus the King”

Hi Everyone,

We had a great call on June 6, 2017 to discuss ”Oedipus the King” for our Greek Plays reading group.

You can listen to the discussion here:

 

Thanks!

Kristen

07. June 2017 by Kristen Kmiec
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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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