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Online Open House | Rockefeller Center and the Image of a Titan, with Jared Simard

We are excited to welcome Jared Simard of New York University for an Online Open House entitled “Rockefeller Center and the Image of a Titan.” The event will take place on Friday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m. EST and will be recorded.

Some Thoughts on Plutarch

In September 2022 the Kosmos Society Book Club read Plutarch’s Virtues of Women. We discussed the main themes: the fight for justice, defeating the oppressor, and Plutarch’s writing skills. However, there were some themes...that made me think of other similar stories, and made me want to do some further analysis.

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Online Open House | Rockefeller Center and the Image of a Titan, with Jared Simard
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In September 2022 the Kosmos Society Book Club read Plutarch’s Virtues of Women. We discussed the main themes: the fight for justice, defeating the oppressor, and Plutarch’s writing skills. However, there were some themes...that made me think of other similar stories, and made me want to do some further analysis. Read more

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