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Thucydides

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

See our Board of Directors and apply for a spot in our internship program.

 

2016 Programs

Ovid Discussion Group (phone-based)
We’ll be tackling this great Roman poet starting May 2016.
For information and to sign up go to: https://ovid2016.eventbrite.com

Web presence

We are currently redesigning our web presence, digital archive and social media strategy.

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

08. June 2016 by Phil Terry
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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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Livy Books 28 & 29

Hi Everyone,

We held our February Livy reading session on Tuesday, February 9 2016.

We had a great discussion!

Click here to listen to to the recording of our call – Livy 28-29

Enjoy!

Kristen

10. February 2016 by Kristen Kmiec
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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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