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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. 

2017–2018 Schedule

  • Jul. 12 (N.B. this is the second Wednesday): James Davidson, Courtesans & Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens​
  • No August meeting
  • Sep. 6: Homer, Iliad, Book VI
  • Oct. 4: Homer, Iliad, Books XXII, XXIV
  • Nov. 1: Homer, Odyssey, Books V, VI
  • Dec. 6: Homer, Odyssey, Book XI
  • No January meeting
  • Feb 7: Vergil, Aeneid, Books I–II (Virgil, The Æneid, translated by David Ferry (University of Chicago Press, 2017; ISBN: 9780226450186))
  • Mar. 7 MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO EARLY CLOSURE (INCLEMENT WEATHER)
  • Mar. 14 (N.B. this is the second Wednesday): Vergil, Aeneid, Books III–IV: MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CLOSURE
  • Apr. 4: Vergil, Aeneid, Books V–VI
  • May 2: Vergil, Aeneid, Books VII–IX
  • Jun. 6: Aeneid, Books X - XII
  • Happy summer!