Book Club

Book Club | June 2022: Bring Your Own Book

Back by popular demand! For June you can bring your own selection, one book that you like or dislike, whether primary or secondary source, and share your thoughts about it. Discussion starts and continues in the Forum, and we will meet via Zoom Tuesday June 28, 11 am EDT. Read more

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 | August 2021: Apuleius Metamorphoses VII–XI

"I was harnessed to what seemed the largest wheel of the mill: my head was covered with a sack and I was at once given a shove along the curving track of its circular bed." This month we will finish reading Lucius Apuleius' Metamorphoses, with ongoing discussion in the Forum, and Zoom on Tuesday August 31 at 11 a.m. EDT. Read more

Book Club | July 2021: Apuleius Metamorphoses I–VI

"I’d like to string together various tales in the Milesian style, and charm your kindly ear with seductive murmurs, so long as you’re ready to be amazed at human forms and fortunes changed radically and then restored in turn in mutual exchange, and don’t object to reading Egyptian papyri." We will read I–VI from Apuleius, Metamorphoses, discuss in the Forum, and meet via Zoom on Tuesday July 27 at 11… Read more