Chat Plans for Early 2001
Here are our plans for January/February 2001:
Cicero: de Senectute-de Amicitia-de Divinatione; Loeb #154
Split over January 3, January 17 and February 7.
There are some e-texts available:
Ancient History Sourcebook: Cicero: Old Age, c. 65 BCE:
Ancient History Sourcebook: Cicero: On Friendship (Laelius):
Ancient History Sourcebook: Cicero: Laelius or An Essay on Friendship
I haven't found an e-text yet on "de divinatione".
There was some thought of also reading a Steven Saylor mystery: "Venus Throw"
fits nicely into our chronology. Characters in the book are, amongst others,
Clodia, Clodius, Caelius and Catull! And his books are all well researched.
The Venus Throw
Now, a mystery is best discussed at one sitting so as not to spoil the
suspense, thus we plan this to happen on February 21. It was suggested to me
that, if there is more to discuss than can be covered in one chat, to reserve
the possibility of another one for issues raised.
So we will play the whole thing by ear…
Thereafter we will go back to McCullough, at that point her latest book in
the "Masters of Rome" series, Caesar, A Novel.
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