Book Club Frogs by Aristophanes

September: Aristophanes Frogs Our next Book Club selection is Aristophanes’ Frogs. You can find the English text here: Frogs – Matthew Dillon’s translation on Perseus or Frogs  – Ian Johnston’s translation Our discussions will be held via Google+ Hangout on Friday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m EDT Project Chatroom on Tuesday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m EDT Please sign up for the Google+ hangout on the Forum thread Happy Readings!… Read more

Upcoming Book Discussions: Aristophanes’ Clouds, Jan. 28 – Feb. 8

The Book Club of Hour 25 is discussing Aristophanes’ Clouds. Discussions will take place on the following days and times: February 5 2014 at  2:00 p.m EST by Google Hangout February 8 2014 at  9:00 p.m EST in the Project Chatroom If you would like to join one or more of these discussions: 1) post on this thread to indicate the date you will be joining us If you would like… Read more

Current Book Club Selection: Aristophanes’ Clouds

The Book Club of Hour 25 will be opening with Aristophanes’ Clouds. Cedric H. Whitman in his book Aristophanes and the Comic Hero (Harvard University Press 1964) describes Clouds as: “… a  serious work that is almost universally accepted as a manifesto of Aristophanes’ educational beliefs, his hatred of sophistic teaching, and his belief in the old, conservative way…” Chapter IV-p 119 The play is available online on the following links.… Read more