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Thucydides

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2015-2016 Programs

Livy Discussion Group (phone-based)
We’ll be tackling this great Roman historian starting September 2015. For information and to sign up go to:
http://Livy2015.eventbrite.com

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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.

15. January 2016 by Phil Terry
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Livy Books 26 & 27

Hi Everyone,

We held our January Livy reading group on Tuesday, January 12 – the first one of 2016!

You can listen to the discussion of books 26 and 27 here:

 

Thanks!

Kristen

13. January 2016 by Kristen Kmiec
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Livy – Books 24 & 25

Hey Everyone,

We held our 3rd session of our Livy reading group on Tuesday, November 10.  A special thank you to Andre Stipanovic who was our guest moderator for this call.

Below is a link to listen:

 

Thanks,

Kristen

11. November 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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Livy – Books 22 & 23

Hi Everyone,

We had a great discussion for our 2nd Livy reading group on Tuesday, October 20 2015.

Here is a link to listen:

 

Thanks,

Kristen

21. October 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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Livy – Introduction and Book 21

We held our first Livy reading group on Tuesday, September 15 2015. We had a great discussion!

Here is a link to listen:

 
Thanks,

Kristen

16. September 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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Comedy 2500 with Bob Mankoff and Paul Cartledge

Listen to our celebration of the 2,500-year anniversary of the birth of comedy – a great conversation with Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker, and Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture Emeritus, Cambridge University.

Our discussion included the introduction of the first Comedy in Athens, the role of comedy in a democracy, freedom of expression, the history of comedy, and the recent Charlie Hebdo controversy.

Below is a link to listen to the audio:

Download Bob Mankoff’s slides here.

Thanks,

Kristen

14. May 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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Aristophanes – Frogs of 405 BC

We held our final reading session for the 2,500-year anniversary of the first comedy on Monday, April 13 at 8pm.

We discussed Aristophanes’ Frogs of 405 BC. Thanks to all who participated!

Here is a link to listen:

 

Thanks,

Kristen

16. April 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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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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