Book Club

Book Club | Albert B. Lord: The Singer of Tales

Our next Book Club selection features two selections from Albert B. Lord's The Singer of Tales: Chapter 2 'Singers: Performance and Training', and Chapter 5 'Songs and the Song'. This book, originally published in 1960, is based on research carried out in the former Yugoslavia by Milman Parry in the 1930s, which focused on how singers who learn songs in an oral tradition compose in performance. This provides valuable evidence… Read more

Upcoming Book Club Selections

We are excited to share the upcoming Hour 25 Book Club selections. Look out for further announcements and forum threads nearer the time! November 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m EST—Chapter 2 'Singers: Performance and Training' and Chapter 5 'Songs and the Song' from Singer of Tales by Albert B. Lord December 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m EST—Book 1 and Book 2 of Aeneid by Virgil January 26, 2016 at 11:00… Read more

Book Club: Cretan Lies

Our next Book Club selections explore the Cretan Lies of Odysseus. Our readings are: Odyssey 13, 14, and 19, with particular focus on these passages: Athena 13.250–370 Eumaios 14.185–530 Penelope 19.163–348 Olga Levaniouk: Eve of the Festival, Chapter 1 'Beginning of the Dialogue: Setting up the Third Cretan Lie' Classical Inquiries post by Gregory Nagy: A Cretan Odyssey, Part I Read more

Book Club: Pindar

Come, take the Dorian lyre down from its peg, if the splendor of Pisa and of Pherenicus placed your mind under the influence of sweetest thoughts, when that horse ran swiftly beside the Alpheus, not needing to be spurred on in the race, and brought victory to his master, the king of Syracuse who delights in horses. The Hour 25 Book Club will host a discussion on Pindar Pythian 3,… Read more

Book Club: Apollonius Rhodius Argonautica

Eros passed unseen through the grey mist, causing confusion .... he shot at Medea....and the bolt burnt deep down in the maiden's heart like a flame Dear readers, The Hour 25 Book Club will host a discussion on Apollonius Rhodius Argonautica Book 3 on Tuesday, August 11 at 11 a.m. but you can start the conversation in the forum. Read more