Marathon2500 Landmark Herodotus - Reading Odyssey phone-based reading groups
Monday, October 11, 2010 at 8:00 PM - Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 9:30 PM (EDT)
Marathon2500 Landmark Herodotus free reading groups
As part of our celebration of the Battle of Marathon 2,500 anniversary, we will be running multiple Landmark Herodotus reading groups.
Reading Odyssey process?
The process is simple:
- readers will read approximately one chapter a month of the Landmark Herodotus - with reading questions assigned by the moderator
- then each month the readers will get on the phone to discuss that chapter (and the reading questions assigned by the moderator)
- each phone call is recorded and the .mp3 is made available to the readers who missed it
- Andre is also available via e-mail during the month to answer questions - and members are encouraged to use the group e-mail listserv and blog to discuss the reading
We'll be using Robert Strassler's Landmark Edition. It's available at Amazon or can be borrowed through your local library using the Reading Odyssey website directory of U.S. libraries - http://borrowabook.org.
Register here for the whole lecture series (this is separate from the reading groups):
Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor Greek Culture, Cambridge University and Chairman of the Reading Odyssey's Marathon2500 cultural campaign, welcomes you to this eight-part lecture series.
1. Paul Cartledge, Cambridge/NYU, Tue Sep 28 @6pm ET, "The Context and Meaning of the Battle"
2. Peter Krentz, Davidson College, Tue Oct 12 @ 4pm ET, "The Battle Itself"
3. Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution, Wed Nov 10 @ 1pm ET, "Life of a Soldier—Greek and Persian"
4. Thomas Harrison, University of Liverpool, Tue Jan 18 @ 1pm ET, "The Persian Perspective"
5. Dean Karnazes, world-renowned ultramarathoner, Wed Feb 9 @ 1pm ET “The Battle and Modern Sports”
6. Thomas Scanlon, UC Riverside, Tue Apr 5 @ 1pm ET “Sports in the Ancient World”
7. Robert Strassler, Independent Scholar, Tue May 10 @ 1pm ET “Herodotus and the Invention of History”
8. John Marincola, Florida State University, Wed Jun 8 @ 4pm ET “Epilogue: What happened after the Battle"