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Cicero: De Officiis - Reading Odyssey 2019

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Come join us for our reading group to discuss Cicero's On Obligations: De Officiis this February 2019.

"Cicero wrote On Obligations (De Officiis) in late 44 BC after the assassination of Julius Caesar to provide principles of behavior for aspiring politicians. It has subsequently played a seminal role in the formation of ethical values in western Christendom. Adopted by the fourth-century Christian humanists, it became transmuted into the moral code of the high Middle Ages. Thereafter, in the Renaissance from the time of Petrarch, and in the Age of Enlightenment that followed, it was given central prominence in discussion of the government of states. Today, when corruption and conflict in political life are the focus of so much public attention, On Obligations is still the foremost guide to good conduct. This new edition is based on a more systematic examination of the vast manuscript tradition than has previously been attempted, and shows with new clarity the major contribution to the improvement of the text made by scribes and readers of the later manuscripts, both in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance."

Schedule - all monthly discussion calls are on a Tuesday at 8pm New York time

- Tuesday, February 5 at 8pm ET
- Tuesday, March 5 at 8pm ET

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Free for first-time readers.
We ask veteran members to make a contribution to help cover basic costs.

Toll-free phone numbers will be made available free of charge to all participants thanks to our sponsors Citrix Online and their OneVoice teleconferecing division.

Edition: On Obligations: De Officiis (Oxford World's Classics)

Moderator: Andre Stipanovic

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The Reading Odyssey method
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We have a method that makes the mind-blowing experience of reading great books possible for most adults.

You don't need to be a scholar. You don't need a master's degree of PhD.

What do you need?

To be curious. To know how to read. To skip stuff you don't understand. And to ask questions.

And you need to be willing to try reading a book - like Herdotus, Darwin, Plato, or, in this case, Julius Caesar's own writings.

So, how does it work?

* Community of adult readers

* Led by a moderator

* In partnership with leading scholars

* 1 chapter a month

* Phone-based monthly meetings (with toll-free phone number)

* Free (veterans may donate)

It's simple and we've done it a lot since we began in 2005.

Our guarantee
If you join us and do the monthly reading, skip the passages that confuse you, ask your moderator and our partner scholars for help, then you will finish a great book and be exhilirated and inspired by the experience. Or your money back.

We take no responsibility for the innovation and creativity that will come from time travel
We take no responsibility for what cool thoughts and ideas you will have nor for the new ways you'll think, see and lead after time traveling via reading a really good book with us.

Come discover humanity's best-kept secret
These books are one of humanity's best kept secrets - these wonderful, centuries-tested books have been masquerarding as boring, dusty, conservative, irrelavant old tracts. Come discover otherwise.

Bottomline: put down that remote and pick up a book and join us on this reading odyssey.

- Phil

Phil Terry
Founder, Reading Odyssey, Inc.


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