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Seneca - Reading Odyssey 2019

Reading Odyssey, Inc.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

Seneca -  Reading Odyssey 2019

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First-time Reading Odyssey participant Oct 16, 2019 Free  
Veteran reader (donation requested - $99 suggested) Oct 16, 2019 Enter donation ($)

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Come join us for our reading group to discuss Lucius Annaeus Seneca's Letters on Ethics this September 2019.


"The Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) recorded his moral philosophy and reflections on life as a highly original kind of correspondence. Letters on Ethics includes vivid descriptions of town and country life in Nero’s Italy, discussions of poetry and oratory, and philosophical training for Seneca’s friend Lucilius. 


Written as much for a general audience as for Lucilius, these engaging letters offer advice on how to deal with everything from nosy neighbors to sickness, pain, and death. Seneca uses the informal format of the letter to present the central ideas of Stoicism, for centuries the most influential philosophical system in the Mediterranean world."


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

          - Tuesday, September 17

          - Tuesday, October 15

          - Tuesday, November 12

          - Tuesday, December 10



        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: Lucius Annaeus Seneca: Letters on Ethics, U of Chicago Press (Graver & Long, eds.)

Moderator:  Andre Stipanovic

The Reading Odyssey method

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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The Reading Odyssey, a global non-profit, aims to reignite curiosity and lifelong learning. Through partnerships with scholars, we run reading groups and lecture series for intellectually curious adults.

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