Nashville Great Books Discussion Group

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

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Great Books Reading Schedule - Spring, 2020

 3 March - Plato, Phaedo, 77a to 102a
10 March - Phaedo, 102a to end
17 March - Shakespeare, As You Like It, through Act 3, Scene 2
24 March - As You Like It, Act 3, Scene 3 to end
31 March - Montaigne, To The Reader, Of Friendship, Of Cannibals
 7 April -   Montaigne, Of Cruelty, Of Repentance
14 April -  Machiavelli, The Prince, Dedicatory letter, Ch. 1–8
21 April - The Prince, Ch. 9–18
28 April -  The Prince, Ch. 19–26
 5 May  -  Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy, Dedicatory letter; Book I, Preface, Ch. 1–10
12 May -  Discourses on Livy, Book I, Ch. 11–28
19 May -  Discourses on Livy, Book I, Ch. 58–60; Book II, Preface, Ch. 1–5
26 May  - Shakespeare, Richard II, Acts 1 & 2

Monday, December 02, 2019

Great Books Reading Schedule for Winter 2019-2020

DATE      READING                                                                                    

(all Tocqueville page numbers refer to handout)

 3  Dec . Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Vol .1 selections ( pp.2-19) 
10 Dec.  Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Vol. 1 selections ( pp.20-46)
17 Dec.  Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Vol. 1 selections ( pp. 47-71)
24 Dec.   NO MEETING
31 Dec.  Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Vol.II, Part 1, Ch. 1-3, 5
-7 Jan.    Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Vol.II, Part 2, Ch. 1-12
14 Jan.   Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Vol.II, Part 2, Ch. 13-15; Part. 3, Ch.1; Part.4, Ch.6-8
21 Jan.   Aristophanes, CLOUDS, 1st half
28 Jan.   Aristophanes, CLOUDS, 2nd half
-4 Feb.  Plato, EUTHYPHRO
11 Feb. Plato, APOLOGY OF SOCRATES, to 35d
18 Feb. Plato, APOLOGY OF SOCRATES, 35e to end;  Plato: CRITO
25 Feb. Plato, PHAEDO, to 77a


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Late Summer and Fall Reading Schedule

     American Documents

10 Sept. - Declaration of Independence

17 Sept. - U.S. Constitution (without amendments)

24 Sept.- Madison, Hamilton, Jay, The Federalist 1,2, 6

  1 Oct. - The Federalist 9, 10, 14

  8 Oct. - The Federalist 15, 16, 23

15 Oct. - The Federalist 37, 38, 39

22 Oct. - The Federalist 47, 48, 49, 51

29 Oct. - The Federalist 57, 62, 63

  5 Nov. - The Federalist 68, 69, 70

12 Nov. - The Federalist 76, 78, 81

19 Nov. - Marbury v. Madison

26 Nov. - The Federalist 84, 85,

                 Constitutional amendments 1-10

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
 3 Sep. - Aeneid, Books 11-12



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