Professor Paul Cartledge, Chairman of Marathon2500, A.G. Leventis Chair of Greek Culture, Cambridge

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Marathon2500 Herodotus Reading Groups (free via phone)

Cost: free

Register to participate in these free reading groups:

Dates (via teleconference):
8pm New York time
Mondays - Oct 11, Nov 15, Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 7, 2011 and Apr 4, 2011 



As part of our celebration of the Battle of Marathon’s 2,500 anniversary, the Reading Odyssey will be running multiple groups reading the Landmark edition of the histories of Herodotus, which captures the action and aftermath of the battle of Marathon.

The groups will all meet first via phone for the kickoff lecture for our celebration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon, Tuesday, Sept. 28 with Professor Paul Cartledge of Cambridge. That lecture is free to everyone - as are the remaining 7 lectures for the Battle of Marathon anniversary lecture series.

Following Professor Cartledge's lecture, the reading group will meet via phone for its first discussion Monday, Oct 11 and will continue on Mondays - Oct 11, Nov 15, Dec 6, Jan 10, Feb 7 and Mar 7, 2011.

Participants will read one chapter a month from Herodotus and then spend 90 minutes on the phone to discuss that chapter. Reading groups have approximately 25 members each and one trained moderator.

The groups are free to all who are interested and are made possible by the generosity of Citrix Online, which donates all of the phone lines and webinar technology for the Reading Odyssey’s many lifelong learning programs.

Reading Odyssey moderators will use the custom Reading Odyssey method to make it a good experience and help first-time readers engage the text.

Register to participate in these free reading groups: