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Discussions Led by ClassicalU Presenters

New for Fall 2019, join us for a live, online book discussion led by one of our ClassicalU presenters. Free to ClassicalU subscribers!

September 16 to November 18 (8 sessions)

Thucydides’s History of the Peloponnesian War

(Preferred edition is The Landmark Thucydides, ed. Robert B. Strassler.)

with Dr. Christopher Schlect

Mondays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EST

Discussions Led by Graduates and Students of the Master’s Program at St. John’s College

See our full list below of 14 live, online book discussions for Fall 2019. Free to ClassicalU subscribers!

(See bottom of page for additional details and to learn more about the master’s program at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.)

September 18 to November 20

Augustine’s Confessions

with Patrick Corry

Wednesdays, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. EST

September 16 to November 18

(Subject to change depending on how the pacing works for participants)

Euclid’s Elements (Book 1)

with Toni Lambert

Mondays, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. EST

September 17 to October 8

Aristotle’s Politics

with Jeremy Sheeler

Tuesdays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. EST

September 18 to November 20

Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

with Patrick Burley

Wednesdays, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. EST

September 16 to November 25

Plato’s Republic

with Sean Hutzell

Mondays, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST

October 17 to November 21

Apology of Socrates by Plato and by Xenophon

with Toni Lambert

Thursdays, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST

October 30 to November 20

Tocqueville’s Democracy in America

with Nicole Corbo

Wednesdays, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. EST

November 5 to November 26

Bacon’s New Organon and The New Atlantis

with Jeremy Sheeler

Tuesdays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. EST

September 17 to October 15

Descartes’s Discourse on Method

with Toni Lambert

Tuesdays, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST

October 22 to November 19

Descartes’s Meditations on First Philosophy

with Toni Lambert

Tuesdays, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST

Additional Details

  • Free and limited to subscribers on ClassicalU.com (subscription pricing here)
  • Closed at 12 participants per book (with 2 sign-ups required to open any discussion)
  • 4 to 10 sessions per book (see individual sign-up pages for full schedules)
  • Live video-conferencing sessions via Zoom (with video and audio recordings available afterward)
  • When signing up, please plan to participate in as many discussion sessions as possible.
  • Unless specifically noted, any translation or edition of the selected text is acceptable.
  • More specific reading assignment details available from discussion leaders upon sign-up
  • Discussion leaders may choose to read excerpts of larger works as well as assign entire works that are short enough to cover and discuss.
  • In case of emergencies, discussion leaders will coordinate the rescheduling of any missed sessions with as many participants as feasible.

The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts program at the Graduate Institute of St. John’s College (Maryland and New Mexico) provides a comprehensive, 4-semester, postgraduate education in Great Books (which may be completed in 4 summers). Whether you are right out of college, concluding a successful career, or somewhere in the middle, this program welcomes sustained engagement, reflection, and interaction through rigorous seminar discussion. A 2-summer, fully accredited Liberal Arts Education Certificate is also available. See the reading lists and FAQs for more information.

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