Posts Tagged by Roman
|May 1, 2020||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
“…whenever I had taken in hand any Greek or Latin book, or had heard anything worth remembering, I used to jot down whatever took my fancy, of any and every kind, without any definite plan or order; and such notes I would lay away as an aid to my memory, like a kind of literary storehouse, so that when the need arose of a word or a subject which I chanced for the moment to have forgotten, and the books from which I had taken it were not at hand, I could readily find and produce it. … I began to amuse myself by assembling these notes … I took few items from them, confining myself to those which, by furnishing a quick and easy short-cut, might lead active and alert minds to a desire for independent learning and to the study of the useful arts.” We will read Book 1. Discussion will start and continue in the forum, and we will meet online via web conferencing on Tuesday, May 26 at 11 a.m. EDT. Read more…
|February 1, 2020||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
“Should anyone here not know the art of love,
read this, and learn by reading how to love.
By art the boat’s set gliding, with oar and sail,
by art the chariot’s swift: love’s ruled by art.”
Inspired by Valentine’s Day, our selection this month is Ovid’s The Art of Love, or Ars Amatoria. Discussion will start and continue in the forum, and we will meet via video link on Tuesday, March 3, at 11 a.m. EST. Read more…
|May 1, 2019||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
The Book Club selection for May is a drama: Seneca the Younger’s Oedipus. The discussion will start and continue in the forum, with a live conversation on Tuesday May 28th at 11 a.m. EDT.
There will also be a community reading on Tuesday May 21st at 11 a.m. EDT Read more…
|January 1, 2019||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
To make a light-hearted start to the new year, this month’s Book Club selection is a Roman comedy by Plautus, Rudens, “the Rope”.
As usual, the conversation will start and continue in the Forum, with Google Hangouts on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. EST. Read more…
|June 1, 2018||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
Our Book Club readings for this month are selections from the Roman poet Gaius Valerius Catullus, whose themes include love, lust, and Roman life. We will start the discussion in the Forum, and there will be a Google Hangout on Tuesday, June 26 at 11 a.m. EDT—the link will be posted in the Forum at that time. Read more…