Book Club

Book Club | April 2019: Casey Dué Achilles Unbound

The Book Club readings for this month are from Casey Dué's recent book, Achilles Unbound: Multiformity and Tradition in the Homeric Epics, which is available to read for free on the CHS website. Discussion will start and continue in the forum, with the Google Hangout meetings on Tuesday, April 30th. Read more

Book Club | Spring and Summer 2019

Discussion is continuing in the Forum about the current Book Club topic, Xenophon Memorabilia. Meanwhile here is a foretaste of the Spring/Summer selections. As in previous years, we will tackle a longer work in its entirety during June, July, and August. Further details will be posted at the beginning of the months in question. Read more

Book Club | March 2019: Xenophon Memorabilia

"[Socrates] said that he often heard it stated that of all possessions the most precious is a good and sincere friend. “And yet,” he said, “there is no transaction most men are so careless about as the acquisition of friends. For I find that they are careful about getting houses and lands and slaves and cattle and furniture, and anxious to keep what they have; but though they tell one… Read more

Book Club | February 2019: Plutarch at Delphi

"Note also these inscriptions here, ‘Know thyself’ and ‘Avoid extremes,’ how many philosophic inquiries have they set on foot, and what a horde of discourses has sprung up from each, as from a seed ! And no less productive of discourse than any one of them, as I think, is the present subject of inquiry." This month's Book Club will comprise selections from Plutarch, who spent time as a priest… Read more

Book Club | January 2019: Plautus Rudens

To make a light-hearted start to the new year, this month's Book Club selection is a Roman comedy by Plautus, Rudens, "the Rope". As usual, the conversation will start and continue in the Forum, with Google Hangouts on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. EST. Read more