Book Club

Forthcoming Book Club selections | Fall 2019

As our summer readings draw to a close, we look ahead to the Fall season of the Book Club. We will be reading selections from secondary sources, and from ancient Greek primary texts, with a focus on drama. Look out for further announcements in September, October, and November with details of the selections, links to free online versions, and the dates for play readings and live discussions. Here's to future… Read more

Book Club | August 2019: Apollodorus Library, 3.8–3.16

"When Thetis had got a babe by Peleus, she wished to make it immortal, and unknown to Peleus she used to hide it in the fire by night in order to destroy the mortal element which the child inherited from its father, but by day she anointed him with ambrosia. But Peleus watched her, and, seeing the child writhing on the fire, he cried out; and Thetis, thus prevented from… Read more

Book Club | June 2019: Apollodorus Library, Book 1

"Sky was the first who ruled over the whole world. And having wedded Earth, he begat first the Hundred-handed, as they are named: Briareus, Gyes, Cottus, who were unsurpassed in size and might, each of them having a hundred hands and fifty heads." The Book Club selection for June is the first installment of Apollodorus Library. Read more

Book Club | May 2019: Seneca Oedipus

The Book Club selection for May is a drama: Seneca the Younger's Oedipus. The discussion will start and continue in the forum, with a live conversation on Tuesday May 28th at 11 a.m. EDT. There will also be a community reading on Tuesday May 21st at 11 a.m. EDT Read more