Catholic Intellectual Tradition Webinar Series -- Ancient Authors
(For our webinar on Medieval authors, click here.)
"The encounter between the Biblical message and Greek thought did not happen by chance.... Greek heritage forms an integral part of Christian faith." - Benedict XVI
Did you miss out on a classical liberal arts education? Do you wish you had read Homer and Plato, Cicero and Virgil? Would you like to look more deeply at Achilles' decision, the beginnings of History, Socrates on trial, Augustine's agony on the edge of conversion?
Join Dr. Arthur Hippler in a series of online Socratic discussions of works that profoundly formed our Catholic heritage. Dr. Seeley brings decades of experience working with students and teachers and a passion for learning under the light of faith to each online session.
Webinars will be held on the second Thursday of each month (except in September), from 8:00 p.m to 9:30 p.m Eastern time. Choose one or choose all! But be warned – space is limited to allow for fruitful discussions and broad participation.
We are reading only short selections, to keep preparation to around one hour.
September 29: Homer - The Embassy to Achilles
October 13: Homer - Odysseus in the Underworld
November 10: Herodotus & Thucydides - What is History?
December 8: Plato - The Apology of Socrates
January 12: Virgil - The Roman Underworld
February 9: Cicero - Scipio’s Dream
March 9: St. Augustine - The Conversion in the Garden
April 6: St. Augustine – The Mystery of Memory
Dates and times are subject to change.
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