Re: [Roman_History_Books] Important: New Book Discussion Format
- This group is sooo complicated. There are too many places to be.
Chat room, web page, About.com, forum, Homework Help, etc.,
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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
> 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
> to switch from one forum to the other. You will find me on these forums
> 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
> problems signing up, please contact N.S. Gill via her homepage
> 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
> 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
> 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
> Late September, we will be looking for suggestions for the next book or
> theme and can vote on it.
> I hope everyone will enjoy this new format. Of course, it may start out
> a bit of trial & error, so: a) you may have to be patient, and b) we will
> entertain constructive suggestions once we have started.
> Co-host, Ancient/Classical History Forum
> This group is a member of The Literature Reading Circle at
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- No chatroom anymore beyond Thursday, and you can limit yourself to webpage
and Homework Help Forum.
Co-host, Ancient/Classical History Forum
This group is a member of The Literature Reading Circle at
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