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The nonprofit Reading Odyssey is a partnership between scholars and readers with a mission to help more adults reignite their curiousity and lifelong learning.

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2014 – 2015 programs

Herodotus Reading Group 

We will be reading the wonderful Herodotus starting in September 2014. Please join us for this global reading group. More information and registration:

https://herodotus2014.eventbrite.com

Lucretius Reading Group

We will also be reading Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura (The Nature of Things) beginning in September 2014.  Here is the link to register:

https://lucretius2014.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.

17. December 2014 by Phil Terry
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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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Lucretius Books I and II

We held our first Lucretius reading group on Monday, September 22. We had a great call! Below is a link to listen:

 

 

Thanks!

Kristen

25. September 2014 by Kristen Kmiec
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Herodotus Book 1

We kicked off the 2014-2015 Herodotus reading group on Wednesday, September 17 2014.

We had a great discussion!

Here’s an mp3 link to listen:

 

Thanks,

Kristen

19. September 2014 by Kristen Kmiec
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Herodotus Salon

On May 14 2014, the Reading Odyssey hosted a conversation with two of our Board members, Professors Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor at Cambridge University, and James Romm, Director of Classical Studies Program at Bard College, about the wonderful Herodotus.  They were each involved with the publications of new Herodotus translations and joined us for a great discussion.

Here’s a link to listen to our Herodotus Salon with these great classicists talking about the two new translations and the marvelous Herodotus.  Enjoy!

Thanks,

Kristen

29. May 2014 by Kristen Kmiec
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Aeneid Books 10-12

Sarah Ruden graciously joined us for our final Aeneid reading session on Monday, May 12 2014 to discuss her beautiful translation of the Aeneid!

Sarah Ruden, an award-winning journalist and poet, was born and raised in rural Ohio and educated at the University of Michigan (B.A), Johns Hopkins (M.F.A., Creative Writing), and Harvard (Ph.D., Classical Philology). She lived and worked in Africa for 10 years, was recently a fellow at Yale Divinity School, and is now a visiting scholar at Wesleyan University.

Here’s a link to listen:

 

Thanks,

Kristen

14. May 2014 by Kristen Kmiec
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