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Book Club | August 2022: Hymns of Callimachus

"At libations to Zeus what else should rather be sung than the god himself...?" For August we will be reading the six surviving Hymns of Callimachus. We will start and continue discussion in the Forum, and meet via Zoom at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30th.

Trees and wood | Part 2: Theophrastus on the uses of timber

Theophrastus, in Enquiry into Plants, says "we must endeavour to speak of timber, saying of what nature is that of each tree, what is the right season for cutting it, which kinds are hard or easy to work, and anything else that belongs to such an enquiry."

Upcoming Events

Aug
11
Thu
1:00 pm Virgil Georgics Book I
Virgil Georgics Book I
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virgil Georgics Book I
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Aug
12
Fri
4:00 pm Plato’s Phaedo
Plato’s Phaedo
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Plato's Phaedo
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Aug
15
Mon
6:00 am Odyssey Study Group (Phaeacians)
Odyssey Study Group (Phaeacians)
Aug 15 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
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11:30 am Odyssey Study Group (Mnēmai)
Odyssey Study Group (Mnēmai)
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Odyssey Study Group (Mnēmai)
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1:00 pm Iliad Study Group (Scamandrians)
Iliad Study Group (Scamandrians)
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Iliad Study Group (Scamandrians)
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4:00 pm Odyssey Study Group (Pylians)
Odyssey Study Group (Pylians)
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Odyssey Study Group (Pylians)
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Aug
16
Tue
10:00 am Latin
Latin
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Latin
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3:00 pm Antigone Translation
Antigone Translation
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Antigone Translation
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Aug
17
Wed
11:00 am Herodotus Translation Study Group
Herodotus Translation Study Group
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Herodotus Translation Study Group
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Aug
18
Thu
1:00 pm Virgil Georgics Book I
Virgil Georgics Book I
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virgil Georgics Book I
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