Book Club

Book Club | March 2014: The Short Writings of Douglas Frame

We are very pleased to welcome Douglas Frame to Hour 25. It will be timely to read three articles by Douglas Frame for the Book Club’s March selection. Achilles and Patroclos as Indo-European Twins: Homer’s Take New Light on the Homeric Question: The Phaeacians Unmasked The Homeric Poems After Ionia: A Case in Point, in Classics@ 3 We will read “Achilles and Patroclus as Indo-European Twins: Homer’s Take” AND “New… Read more

Book Club | February 2014: Poems of Sappho

Some say an army of horsemen, some of footsoldiers, some of ships, is the fairest thing on the black earth, but I say it is what one loves. (Sappho 16, lines 1-4, trans. Julia Dubnoff) Sappho captures the essence of love and expresses it with words that makes your tongue have a breakdown and make fire rush under your skin. My tongue has a breakdown and a delicate– all of… 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