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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. 

2019–2020 Schedule

  • Jun. 6: Æneid, Books X - XII
  • Happy summer!
  • Sep. 4: 
  • Mary Norris, Greek to Me; and a lesson in ancient Greek (additional material to be supplied)
  • Oct. 2: Sophocles, Oedipus the King (The Robert Fagles translation of all three Sophocles plays is widely available in a Penguin paperback entitled The Three Theban Plays)
  • Nov. 6: Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
  • Dec. 4: Sophocles, Antigone
  • No January meeting
  • Feb 5: Aristotle, Poetics (The Oxford World Classics edition by Russell & Winterbottom entitled Classical Literary Criticism includes this and a few other texts)
  • Mar. 4: Euripides, Medea
  • Apr. 1: Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, I & II (Richard Hunter’s Oxford World Classics translation, entitled Jason and the Golden Fleece, is widely available)
  • May 6: Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, III & IV
  • Jun. 3: Seneca, Medea (I plan to read the Emily Wilson translation, published in the Oxford World Classics series under the title Six Tragedies. You are welcome to use other translations including ones from the 2014–2015 season)
  • Happy summer!
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