Book Club | June 2017: Virgil Aeneid Books 7 & 8

"When Aeneas now The tribute of sepulchral vows had paid Beside the funeral mound, and o'er the seas Stillness had fallen, he flung forth his sails, And leaving port pursued his destined way. Freshly the night-winds breathe; the cloudless moon Outpours upon his path unstinted beam, And with far-trembling glory smites the sea." Read more

Book Club | May 2017: Virgil Aeneid Books 5 & 6

“In Latium you must subdue a tough race, harshly trained. Yet, first, go to the infernal halls of Dis, and in deep Avernus seek a meeting with me, my son. For impious Tartarus, with its sad shades, does not hold me, I live in Elysium, and the lovely gatherings of the blessed. … Then you’ll learn all about your race, and the city granted you.“ Join the Book Club discussion… Read more

Book Club | February 2017: Virgil Aeneid

"when Anchises, my father, ordered us to set sail with destiny: I left my native shore with tears, the harbour and the fields where Troy once stood. I travelled the deep, an exile, with my friends and my son, and the great gods of our house." This month's selection picks up the story of Aeneas on his wanderings, and his encounter with Dido—Virgil's Aeneid Books 3 and 4. Read more