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Classics

The Ancient Greco-Roman Classical Literature Reading Group ("Classics") will meet the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Trustees' Room, unless otherwise specified at the Security desk.
 
The group will focus on Greek and Roman Literature in Translation and the Classical Tradition. Greco-Roman Literature encompasses epic poetry, love elegiacs, odes,  dramatic works, historical narratives, etc.
 
Participants must sign up in advance for the year. There is an annual fee of $100.
 
For further questions and/or to join the email list, please contact Cashman K. Prince at cprince@wellesley.edu. 

2018–2019 Schedule

  • Jun. 6: Æneid, Books X - XII
  • Happy summer!
  • Sep. 5: Augustine, Confessions, Book I (focus on his remarks on the death of Dido); and Ursula K. LeGuin, Lavinia (a 2008 historical novel about Æneas’ wife). We will also use this month’s meeting to wrap up our time with The Æneid and discuss the end of the epic. Should anybody wish to report on Hermann Broch’s The Death of Virgil, please be my guest!
  • Oct. 3: Augustine, Confessions, Book X (focus on his remarks on memory)
  • Nov. 7: Euripides, Hippolytus
  • Dec. 5: Seneca, Phaedra
  • No January meeting
  • Feb 6: Aristophanes, Clouds
  • Mar. 6: Horace, Odes, I (The Odes of Horace, translated by David Ferry [Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997; ISBN 978-0374224257]. This is a bilingual edition, for those who wish to consult the Latin.)
  • Apr. 3: Horace, Odes, II
  • May 1: Horace, Odes, IIII
  • Jun. 5: Horace, Odes, IV
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