Book Club

Book Club | April: Aesop’s Fables

“A Hare one day ridiculed the short feet and slow pace of the Tortoise, who replied, laughing: 'Though you be swift as the wind, I will beat you in a race.' The Hare, believing her assertion to be simply impossible, assented to the proposal … The Tortoise never for a moment stopped, but went on with a slow but steady pace straight to the end of the course. The Hare,… Read more

Book Club | March: Herodotus Histories

"This is the display of the inquiry of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, so that things done by man not be forgotten in time, and that great and marvelous deeds, some displayed by the Hellenes, some by the barbarians, not lose their glory, including among others what was the cause of their waging war on each other. " Our next Book Club will feature selections from Herodotus Histories: Book 1 up to… Read more

Book Club | February: Beowulf

"The bold man, proud prince of the Weders, answered him, spoke a word in reply, stern under his helmet: 'We are Hygelac's table-companions; Beowulf is my name. I wish to tell my errand to the son of Healfdene, the famous prince, thy lord, if he will grant that we may greet him who is so gracious.' Wulfgar spoke—he was a man of the Wendels; his courage, his bravery and his… Read more

Book Club | January: The Epic of Gilgamesh

I will proclaim to the world the deeds of Gilgamesh. This was the man to whom all things were known; this was the king who knew the countries of the world. He was wise, he saw mysteries and knew secret things, he brought us a tale of the days before the flood. Read more

Book Club | Virgil: Aeneid

Our December Book Club selection is Book 1 and Book 2 of Virgil's Aeneid. I sing of arms and the man, he who, exiled by fate, first came from the coast of Troy to Italy, and to Lavinian shores – hurled about endlessly by land and sea, by the will of the gods, by cruel Juno’s remorseless anger, long suffering also in war, until he founded a city... Read more