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2014 – 2015 programs

2,500 Year Anniversary of Comedy Webinar
Join Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture Emeritus at Cambridge University, and Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker, for a free Webinar May 11 celebrating the 2,500-year anniversary of the first comedy introduced in Athens in 486 BC. For information and registration:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2500-year-anniversary-of-comedy-webinar-with-new-yorker-cartoon-editor-bob-mankoff-and-professor-tickets-15067454161

2,500 Year Anniversary of Comedy Reading Group

In 2015 we’ll be celebrating the 2,500-year comedy anniversary with a global reading group focusing on key plays by Aristophanes. More information and registration:

https://comedy2015.eventbrite.com

Herodotus Reading Group 

We’ve been reading the wonderful Herodotus starting in September 2014.

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

20. March 2015 by Phil Terry
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Final Herodotus Session with Professor Paul Cartledge!

We held our final 2014-2015 Herodotus reading group session on Wednesday, March 18 at 7pm.

We were very excited to have Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor at Cambridge University, one of the most distinguished classicists living today join us for our discussion.

Here is a link to listen:

Thanks!

Kristen

19. March 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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Aristophanes – Lysistrata of 411 BC

We held our second comedy 2500 session with  Lysistrata of 411 BC on Monday, March 9 2015. We had a great discussion!

Here is a link to listen:

 

Enjoy!

Kristen

11. March 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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Herodotus Books 8 & 9

During the February session of our Herodotus reading group we discussed books 8 and 9. We had a great time!

Here is a link to listen. Enjoy!

 

Thanks!

Kristen

12. February 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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Aristophanes – Clouds of 423 BC

In 2015 we are celebrating the 2,500-year anniversary of the first comedy introduced in Athens in 486 BC.

We held our first comedy 2500 session starting with Clouds of 423 BC on Monday, February 9 2015!

Here is a link to listen:

 

Enjoy!

Kristen

10. February 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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James Romm Makes Times 100 Notable Books

I’m pleased to report that the New York Times this month selected Dying Every Day, by Reading Odyssey Board Member James Romm, as one of 2014’s 100 Notable Books. The Bard College classics professor dives into the painful moral ambiguity embodied in Seneca, Stoic philosopher and tutor to the Roman Emperor Nero. It’s a fascinating story that defies simplistic judgment. You can read the Times review of the book here.
Seneca

15. December 2014 by bswislow
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Herodotus Book 6

Our fourth session of the fall Herodotus reading group was held on Wednesday, December 10 2014. We had a great call and discussed book 6.

Below is a link to listen. Enjoy!

 

12. December 2014 by Kristen Kmiec
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Lucretius Books V and VI

We really enjoyed the final Lucretius reading group session on Monday, November 24 2014.

We also had a special guest join us – Professor James Romm, James H Ottaway Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Bard College, joined us and talked about Lucretius.

You can listen to the discussion here:

Thanks!

Kristen

02. December 2014 by Kristen Kmiec
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Lucretius Books III and IV

We held our second Lucretius reading group on Monday, October 27 2014. Below is a link to listen:

 

Thanks!

Kristen

28. October 2014 by Kristen Kmiec
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Herodotus Books 2 & 3

Our second session of the fall Herodotus reading group was held on Wednesday, October 15 2014. We discussed books 2 and 3.

Below is a link to listen. Enjoy!

16. October 2014 by Kristen Kmiec
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