Book Club

Book Club | Winter–Spring 2022

We've had some great discussions in the Book Club over the past year, on Zoom and in the Forum: a voyage of discovery, enriched and enlivened by comparing thoughts and ideas! Due to the holiday season there will be no Book Club for December, but here is a preview of what is coming up soon. Read more

Book Club | October 2021: Agamemnon, the Pathetic Despot

"What was Agamemnon like as a character for Homer and his audience? More fundamentally, how should we approach the topic of characterization itself, following the discoveries of Milman Parry, Albert Lord, and their successors?" For October, we will read Andrew Porter’s Agamemnon, the Pathetic Despot: Reading Characterization in Homer, available at the Center for Hellenic Studies website. Discussion starts and continues in the Forum, and via Zoom on Tuesday, October… Read more

Book Club | September 2021: Strabo Geography

"If the scientific investigation of any subject be the proper avocation of the philosopher, Geography, the science of which we propose to treat, is certainly entitled to a high place" This month's selection is from Strabo's Geography. Discussion starts and continues in the Forum, and via Zoom on Tuesday, September 28 at 11 a.m. EDT. Read more