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Book Club | April 2021: Fables of Phaedrus

"What from the founder Esop fell, In neat familiar verse I tell: Twofold's the genius of the page, To make you smile and make you sage." This month's Book Club selection are the Fables of the Roman writer Phaedrus. You can read whatever selection you wish. As always, discussion will start and continue in the Forum, and we will meet via Zoom at 11 a.m. EDT, on Tuesday April 27. Read more

Using Logeion: Quick Guide

We have been continuing our exploration of digital tools that help us in the translation study groups, and for carrying out word searches and word studies. Many of us have made use of Logeion, for both Greek and Latin. This online reference has a number of useful features, and provides access to lexicons and dictionaries. It also includes references to a number of Greek and Latin textbooks (including Hansen &… Read more

Debt in Ancient Athens and Solon’s Reforms

As long as people have been trading with each other, they have created debt. And as long as people have created debt, some have been unable to pay what they owe. This was as true in ancient Athens as it is today. Before about the 6th century BCE in Attica, among a population consisting primarily of peasants and small farmers, borrowing occurred among members of local communities. Read more