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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.

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

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

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.

25. September 2014 by Phil Terry
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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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Aeneid Books 7-9

Here’s an mp3 link to listen to our third Aeneid reading group on Monday April 21, 2014:

 

 

Thanks,

Kristen

23. April 2014 by Kristen Kmiec
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Aeneid Books 4 – 6

Here’s an mp3 link to listen to our second  Aeneid reading group on Monday, March 3rd, 2014:

 

 

Thanks,

Kristen

04. March 2014 by Kristen Kmiec
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Aeneid Books 1 – 3

We kicked off the 2014 Aeneid reading group on Monday, Feb 3, 2014.

We had a great discussion!

Here’s an mp3 link to listen:

 

Thanks,

Kristen

10. February 2014 by Kristen Kmiec
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Homer’s Odyssey – 2013 Q&A with Professor Cartledge

Ancient Greek Girl

The parents of students at New York’s  Nightingale-Bamford School ran reading groups with the Reading Odyssey for the second year in a row.

These groups, which met in person in the evening at Nightingale, were run by parents and for parents. This year they read Homer’s Odyssey and in the attached podcast they have an end-of-book discussion with Reading Odyssey board member, Professor Paul Cartledge, Professor of Greek History and A.G. Leventis Chair of Greek Culture at Cambridge University.

After the success of these groups, Reading Odyssey has decided to further develop reading groups with parents of students at schools around the country (as well as through other organizations). We are currently working on plans for 2014 to start an annual reading of Homer’s Odyssey that would begin January 2014 and culminate in a global webinar with Professor Cartledge and other scholars.

More information on that initiative soon. Meantime, below is the podcast from May 13, 2013 with the parents of Nightingale students and Professor Cartledge.

2013 Homer Q&A with Professor Paul Cartledge

 

03. June 2013 by Phil Terry
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Herodotus Books 8 & 9 Audio Recording, Jan 7 2013

Herodotus

Here is the audio recording for the Herodotus reading group.  Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your mp3 player.

08. January 2013 by astipanovic
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