Nashville Great Books Discussion Group

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

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

 The Nashville Great Books Reading Group is meeting on Tuesdays between 4:45 pm and 6:00 pm by Zoom video conference (at https://lifeway.zoom.us/j/5538588985) through the end of 2021 when we will reconsider resuming in person meetings at the main branch of the Nashville Public Library (but probably still supporting those members who wish to attend via video conference). Our schedule of upcoming readings is:


* 2021-12-14 = Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD (chapter 7-10)

* 2021-12-21 = Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD (chapter 11-14)

* 2021-12-28 = Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD (chapter 15-18)

* 2022-01-04 = Aeschylus, AGAMEMNON, first half (through Agamemnon's first speech)

* 2022-01-11 = Aeschylus, AGAMEMNON, second half

* 2022-01-18 = Aeschylus, THE LIBATION BEARERS

* 2022-01-25 = Aeschylus, THE EUMENIDES

* 2022-02-01 = Plato, GORGIAS, through 461B (Socrates/Gorgias)

* 2022-02-08 = Plato, GORGIAS, through 461B-481B (Socrates/Polus)

* 2022-02-15 = Plato, GORGIAS, through 481B-505C (Socrates/Callicles 1)

* 2022-02-22 = Plato, GORGIAS, through 505C-to end (Socrates/Callicles 2)

* 2022-03-01 = Thucydides, PELOPONNESIAN WAR, part 1 (1-88)

* 2022-03-08 = Thucydides, PELOPONNESIAN WAR, part 1 (89-146; part 2 (1-32)

* 2022-03-15 = Thucydides, PELOPONNESIAN WAR, part 2 (33-78; part 3 (1-50)

* 2022-03-22 = Thucydides, PELOPONNESIAN WAR, part 3 (51-87; part 4 (1-51)

* 2022-03-29 = Thucydides, PELOPONNESIAN WAR, part 4 (52-135)

* 2022-04-05 = Thucydides, PELOPONNESIAN WAR, part 5 (1-26, 40-48, 84-116; part 6 (1-29)

* 2022-04-12 = Thucydides, PELOPONNESIAN WAR, part 6 (30-105)

* 2022-04-19 = Thucydides, PELOPONNESIAN WAR, part 7

* 2022-04-26 = Thucydides, PELOPONNESIAN WAR, part 8 (1-6, 45-109)

* 2022-05-03 = Plato, Symposium, through 198A (First five speeches, through Agathon)

* 2022-05-10 = Plato, Symposium, 198A to end

* 2022-05-17 = Sophocles, OEDIPUS TYRANNUS, first half (stopping before Oedipus' long speech)

* 2022-05-24 = Sophocles, OEDIPUS TYRANNUS, second half

* 2022-05-31 = Aristotle, POETICS, Chapter 1-10

* 2022-06-07 = Aristotle, POETICS, Chapter 11-19

[ Reg notes: "Due to differences  among editions, some readings from Aeschylus and Sophocles are described with respect to character speeches rather than line numbering. In each case, the intended division is near the center of the respective play. Notes about speeches for the two Platonic dialogues are intended only as a complement to the divisions according to Sephanus numbering, which should be consistent across any editions where it appears." ]