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Landmark Herodotus - Reading Odyssey phone-based reading group
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.
There will be monthly phone conference calls at 8pm ET starting Monday, October 11 2010 and going through March 7, 2011. Phone numbers (including Skype numbers) will be made available free of charge to all participants thanks to our sponsors Citrix Online and their HiDefConferencing division.
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
- The moderator 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. Robert Strassler will be delivering one of the lectures for the lecture series (see below) and may visit one or more of the reading group phone calls.
The Landmark Edition is 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 Marathon2500 lecture series (this is separate from the reading groups):
Or visit our Marathon2500 website - Marathon2500.org.
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"