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Classics

The Ancient Greco-Roman Classical Literature Reading Group ("Classics") will meet the Second Tuesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Trustees' Room, unless otherwise specified at the Security desk. The group formerly met on the first Wednesday of the month.
 
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. 
 
We offer meetings through a virtual platform and in-person with a hybrid connection. Please contact the group moderator with questions.

2022–2023 Schedule

  • Sep. 13: Plutarch, “Whether Military or Intellectual Exploits Have Brought Athens More Fame” in Plutarch's Essays, translated by Robin Waterfield (Penguin Books)
  • No October meeting
  • Nov. 8: Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, book 1
  • Dec. 13: Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, book 2
  • Jan. 10: Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, book 3
  • Feb. 14: Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, book 4
  • Mar. 14: Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, book 5
  • Apr. 11: Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, book 6
  • May 9: Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, book 7
  • Jun. 13: Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, book 8
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