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  • Jean Diedrick
    This group is sooo complicated. There are too many places to be. Chat room, web page, About.com, forum, Homework Help, etc., etc. Jean D ... From:
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 3, 2002
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      This group is sooo complicated. There are too many places to be.
      Chat room, web page, About.com, forum, Homework Help, etc.,
      etc.

      Jean D

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      From: <IrenesBooks@...>
      To: <Roman_History_Books@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 12:23 PM
      Subject: [Roman_History_Books] Important: New Book Discussion Format


      > Hello all!
      >
      > Given the fact that most chat rooms are difficult to access, and that some
      > people don't trust the privacy of the only easy one, AIM, we've decided to
      > follow other book groups and move the discussion to a forum. This has the
      > advantage that people can post at any time, which gives those outside the
      > US/Canadian time zones the opportunity to participate too.
      >
      > The e-mail list is a rather awkward format for this kind of discussion as
      > opposed to forum posts which can be reviewed by scrolling down.
      >
      > Luckily, we have a made-to-order forum, Ancient Classical History
      "Homework
      > Help" http://forums.about.com/ab-ancienthist2/start. This is a sidekick of
      > N.S. Gill's Ancient Classical History Forum,
      > http://forums.about.com/ab-ancienthist/start, and has folders for book
      > discussions set up already.
      >
      > There is a box in the upper right hand corner of each forum, which allows
      you
      > to switch from one forum to the other. You will find me on these forums
      under
      > the moniker "RomaHOST."
      >
      > Please take a look at the setup by signing in as guest--unless you are an
      > About.com member already. Member sign-up is free and easy. If you should
      have
      > problems signing up, please contact N.S. Gill via her homepage
      > http://ancienthistory.about.com/.
      >
      > We will kick off the new format in mid-September with N.S. Gill's recent
      > suggestion to have a theme: Clodius Pulcher and his shenanigans, and
      running
      > it at least through early October.
      >
      > The list of books is:
      >
      > Steven Saylor: "Murder on the Appian Way" (mystery)
      > John Maddox Roberts: "The Sacrilege" (mystery)
      > Benita Kane Jaro: "The Lock" (novel)
      > Relevant sections from the McCullough series (novel)
      > Cicero: "Pro Caelio" (online)
      >
      > It will *not* mean that every one of you should read, or should be
      familiar
      > with, *every single one* of these books.
      >
      > Later this week, I will prepare my usual webpage on the subject, including
      > suggested background readings, and will announce the subject again at that
      > time.
      >
      > Late September, we will be looking for suggestions for the next book or
      book
      > theme and can vote on it.
      >
      > I hope everyone will enjoy this new format. Of course, it may start out
      with
      > a bit of trial & error, so: a) you may have to be patient, and b) we will
      > entertain constructive suggestions once we have started.
      >
      > Irene
      > http://romanhistorybooksandmore.freeservers.com/
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman_History_Books
      > Co-host, Ancient/Classical History Forum
      > http://forums.about.com/ab-ancienthist/start
      >
      > This group is a member of The Literature Reading Circle at
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LiteratureReadingCircle
      >
      >
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      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
      >
      >
      >
    • IrenesBooks@aol.com
      No chatroom anymore beyond Thursday, and you can limit yourself to webpage and Homework Help Forum. ... Irene http://romanhistorybooksandmore.freeservers.com/
      Message 2 of 3 , Sep 3, 2002
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        No chatroom anymore beyond Thursday, and you can limit yourself to webpage
        and Homework Help Forum.

        :-)

        Irene
        http://romanhistorybooksandmore.freeservers.com/
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roman_History_Books
        Co-host, Ancient/Classical History Forum
        http://forums.about.com/ab-ancienthist/start

        This group is a member of The Literature Reading Circle at
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LiteratureReadingCircle


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