Nashville Great Books Discussion Group

A reader's group devoted to the discussion of meaningful books.

Monday, June 03, 2019

Summer Reading Schedule 2019

Homer

- 4 Jun - Odyssey, Books 1-3
11 Jun - Odyssey, Books 4–6
18 Jun - Odyssey, Books 7-9
25 Jun - Odyssey, Books 10-12
- 2 Jul - Odyssey, Books 13-15
- 9 Jul - Odyssey, Books 16-18
16 Jul - Odyssey, Books 19-21
23 Jul - Odyssey, Books 22-24

Virgil

30 Jul   - Aeneid,  Books 1-2
- 6 Aug - Aeneid, Books 3-4
13 Aug - Aeneid, Books 5-6
20 Aug - Aeneid, Books 7-8
27 Aug - Aeneid, Books 9-10

Monday, April 01, 2019

2019 Spring Reading Schedule

 

 5 Mar Moby-Dick, Chapters 91–98
12 Mar Moby-Dick, Chapters 99–111
19 Mar Moby-Dick, Chapters 112–128
26 Mar Moby-Dick, Chapters 129–135, Epilogue
2 Apr  Aeschylus, The Suppliants
9 Apr  Faulkner, The Bear, I–III
16 Apr The Bear, IV–V
23 Apr Bible, Jonah
30 Apr Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapters 1–37
7 May  Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapters 38–81
14 May Plato, Euthyphro
21 May Shakespeare, Macbeth, through Act 3, Scene 3
28 May Macbeth, Act 3, Scene 4 to end







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Monday, November 05, 2018

December 2018 - March 2019 == Reading Schedule

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 Date        Reading
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 4 Dec..  Lucretius, On the Nature of Things - Book 4

11 Dec.  Lucretius, On the Nature of Things - Book 5

18 Dec.  Lucretius, On the Nature of Things - Book 6

25 Dec.  No Meeting

 1 Jan.    No Meeting

 8 Jan.    Melville, Moby Dick, Etymology, Extracts, Chap. 1-9

15 Jan.   Moby Dick, Chapters 10-22

22 Jan.   Moby Dick, Chapters 23-35

29 Jan.   Moby Dick, Chapters 36-44

 5 Feb.   Moby Dick, Chapters 45-54

12 Feb.  Moby Dick, Chapters 55-67

19 Feb.  Moby Dick, Chapters 68-81

26 Feb.  Moby Dick, Chapters 82-90

 5 Mar.  Moby Dick, Chapters 91-98

12 Mar. Moby Dick, Chapters 99-111

19 Mar. Moby Dick, Chapters 112-128

26 Mar. Moby Dick, Chapters 129-135, Epilogue


Monday, August 27, 2018

Fall 2018 - Great Books Reading Schedule


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 Date       Reading
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 4 Sept.   Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. Book 1
11 Sept.   Nicomachean Ethics, Book 2
18 Sept.   Nicomachean Ethics, Book 3
25 Sept.   Nicomachean Ethics, Book 4
 2 Oct.    Nicomachean Ethics, Book 5
 9 Oct.    Nicomachean Ethics, Book 6
16 Oct.    Nicomachean Ethics, Book 7
23 Oct.    Nicomachean Ethics, Book 8
30 Oct.    Nicomachean Ethics, Book 9
 6 Nov.    Nicomachean Ethics, Book 10
13 Nov.    Lucretius, On the Nature of Things - Book 1
20 Nov.    Lucretius, On the Nature of Things - Book 2
27 Nov.    Lucretius, On the Nature of Things - Book 3

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ron Perry Has Moved On



He started the Nashville Great Books Reading Group 32 years ago, and never in that time did he lose respect or enthusiasm for ordinary people in the pursuit of wisdom, truth and virtue.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Summer & Fall 2018 Great Books Reading Schedule


Date        Reading     

5 Jun    Aristophanes, Birds
12 Jun Schopenhauer, 3 Essays: On Style, On Some Forms of
              Literature,
-----        On the Comparative Place of Interest and Beauty in Works                                            of Art
19 Jun William James, On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings
26 Jun Joyce, The Dead
3 Jul William James, What Makes A Life Significant?
10 Jul José Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses,
              Chapters 1–5
17 Jul The Revolt of the Masses, Chapters 6–10
24 Jul The Revolt of the Masses, Chapters 11–14.4 
31 Jul The Revolt of the Masses, Chapters 14.5–15
7 Aug Bible, Esther
14 Aug Euripides, The Bacchae
21 Aug Thomas Mann, Death in Venice, Chapters 1–3
28 Aug Death in Venice, Chapters 4–5

















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Thursday, March 01, 2018

Reading Schedule - March - May 2018

   Dostoevsky -  Crime and Punishment

 6 March  – Crime and Punishment, Part 1, Chapters 1-3

13 March – Crime and Punishment, Part 1, Chapters 4-7

20 March – Crime and Punishment, Part 2, Chapters 1-4

27 March – Crime and Punishment, Part 2, Chapters 5-7

 3 April  –   Crime and Punishment, Part 3, Chapters 1-3

10 April –   Crime and Punishment, Part 3, Chapters 4-6

17 April –  Crime and Punishment, Part 4, Chapters 1-3

24 April –  Crime and Punishment, Part 4, Chapters 4-6

  1 May –   Crime and Punishment, Part 5, Chapters 1-3

  8 May –   Crime and Punishment, Part 5, Chapters 4-5

15 May –   Crime and Punishment, Part 6, Chapters 1-4

22 May –  Crime and Punishment, Part 6, Chapters 5-8

29 May –  Crime and Punishment, Epilogue