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Great Books Reading and Discussion Group
  Head of Odysseus  
Alumni meet monthly to discuss one of the classics of literature

Cost: Free, apart from the cost of food and drink
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The Great Books Reading Group continues its exploration of the character of Odysseus throughout literature from Homer to the present. Following our reading of The Odyssey itself in March, this month we read history, in the book The World of Odysseus by M. I. Finley. Quoting from the Amazon page for this book, "The World of Odysseus is a concise and penetrating account of the society that gave birth to the Iliad and the Odyssey--a book that provides a vivid picture of the Greek Dark Ages, its men and women, works and days, morals and values. Long celebrated as a pathbreaking achievement in the social history of the ancient world, M.I. Finley's brilliant study remains, as classicist Bernard Knox notes in his introduction to this new edition, `as indispensable to the professional as it is accessible to the general reader"--a fundamental companion for students of Homer and Homeric Greece.' " For an overview of the proposed long-term schedule for our study of Odysseus, please see Odysseus in Literature (
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Larry Brown PhD, 1992

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Event Information
Monday, Apr 27 2015 at 6:15pm - 8:00pm [ iCal ]
Agora Restaurant
1527 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA
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