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We have 2 new reading groups starting in April, 2020! Hope you can join us.

Homer’s Odyssey: Reading Odyssey 2020 (Parents and Children) – Since we are all cooped up together, let’s read some Homer! We are inviting parents and children to read Homer’s Odyssey together starting this April. This is a great opportunity for parents and kids to bond over one of the greatest epic poems ever written. Minimum age for this reading group is 14. You can register for this reading group here.

Seneca: Reading Odyssey 2020 – Come join us for our reading group to discuss Lucius Annaeus Seneca’s Letters on Ethics this April, 2020. You can register for this reading group here. 

27. February 2020 by Arrian
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Herodotus – Book 1

We had a great first call for our Herodotus 2020 reading group!

You can listen to the recording here.

Thanks,

Kristen

26. February 2020 by Kristen Kmiec
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Seneca Books 8-14

Hi Everyone,

We had a great call to discuss Seneca Books 8-14.

You can listen to the recording here.

Thanks,

Kristen

13. November 2019 by Kristen Kmiec
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Seneca – Books 3-7

We had a great Seneca reading group on Tuesday, October 15th!

You can listen to the recording here.

Thanks,

Kristen

16. October 2019 by Kristen Kmiec
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Cicero, De Officiis – Introduction and Book I

Hi Everyone,

We had a great call for our first Cicero reading group!

You can listen to the call here. 

Thanks,

Kristen

06. February 2019 by Kristen Kmiec
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Robert Strassler & Kurt Raaflaub: “The Landmark Julius Caesar” | Talks at Google

In January, 2018 the Reading Odyssey was proud to partner with Google to bring Robert Strassler and Kurt Raaflaub in to host one of the “Talks at Google”. They discussed their then newly released Julius Caesar Landmark series. You can see more info and watch the video below.

The Landmark series has disrupted the publishing world by transforming important ancient texts and making them far more accessible to a modern audience. After a decade of work by top Caesar scholars in the world, the Landmark Julius Caesar has been published. Listen to Kurt A. Raaflaub, Professor Emeritus of Classics at Brown University, and Robert Strassler, Founder & Editor of Landmark books, discuss what makes this edition and Julius Caesar so unique.

06. December 2018 by Kristen Kmiec
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Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, Books 7-12

Hi Everyone,

We had a great final discussion of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations. 

You can listen to the call here. 

Thanks!

Kristen

05. December 2018 by Kristen Kmiec
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Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, Books 2-6

Hi Everyone.

We had a great discussion for our second call of the Meditations reading group! For this session we discussed Books 2-6.

You can listen here.

Thanks,

Kristen

07. November 2018 by Kristen Kmiec
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Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations – Introduction & Book 1

Hi Everyone,

We had a great discussion for our 1st call of the fall Marcus Aurelius reading group.

You can listen to the call here

Thanks!

Kristen

03. October 2018 by Kristen Kmiec
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Landmark Caesar – Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War, Books 12-14

Hi Everyone,

We had a great final call for our Landmark Caesar reading group! Hope you all enjoyed this session and we will “see” you for the next book.

You can listen to the final call here.

Thanks,

Kristen

11. July 2018 by Kristen Kmiec
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