Book Club

Book Club | February 2020: Ovid’s The Art of Love

"Should anyone here not know the art of love, read this, and learn by reading how to love. By art the boat’s set gliding, with oar and sail, by art the chariot’s swift: love’s ruled by art." Inspired by Valentine's Day, our selection this month is Ovid's The Art of Love, or Ars Amatoria. Discussion will start and continue in the forum, and we will meet via video link on… Read more

Book Club | January 2020: Aristotle Poetics

"Let us here deal with Poetry, its essence and its several species, with the characteristic function of each species and the way in which plots must be constructed if the poem is to be a success; and also with the number and character of the constituent parts of a poem, and similarly with all other matters proper to this same inquiry." For our first Book Club of 2020 we will… Read more

Book Club | Winter 2020

There will be no Book Club in December, due to the holiday season, but we will resume in the new year when we will be reading ancient Greek and Roman texts with a focus on poetry. Here is a preview what is coming up: look out for announcements at the beginning of January, February, and March with details of the selections, links to free online versions, and the dates for… Read more

Book Club | November 2019: Euripides Trojan Women

"The maidens I brought up to see chosen for some marriage high, for strangers have I reared them, and seen them snatched away. Nevermore can I hope to be seen by them, nor shall my eyes behold them ever in the days to come. And last, to crown my misery, I shall be brought to Hellas, a slave in my old age." Read more