December 28, 2008

Arete Classical Studies Group

My reading group, Arete Classical Studies, is starting up it's spring 2009 reading program. It is a free group for slow readers (just means we do follow a schedule, but you are welcome to read at your own pace). This group is predominately Christian, but we are open to anyone who would like to read chronologically through the Western Canon of great literature.

Our spring study begins with the early Middle Ages and consists of Church History. You can read more at my blog: http://areteclassical.blogspot.com or join at the Yahoo reading group, http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/areteclassical

Here is the posted reading schedule for Spring 2009:

January 5 - Eusebius, book I
January 12 - Eusebius, book II
January 19 - Eusebius, book III
January 26 - Eusebius, book IV

February 2 - Athanasius, Intro-Chapter 4 (Eusebius, book V)
February 9 - Athanasius, Chapters 5-9 (Eusebius, book VI)
February 16 - Augustine, book 1 (Eusebius, book VII)
February 23 - Augustine, book 2 (Eusebius, book VIII)

March 2 - Augustine, book 3
March 9 - Augustine, book 4
March 16 - Augustine, book 5
March 23 - Augustine, book 6
March 30 - Augustine, book 7

April 6 - Easter break
April 13 - Augustine, book 8
April 20 - Augustine, book 9
April 27 - Augustine, book 10

May 4 - Augustine, book 11
May 11 - Augustine, book 12
May 18 - Benedict, Chapters 1-30 (chapters are very short)
May 25 - Benedict, Chapters 31-73

The online texts are linked from my blog. Please join us if you have a desire to read along with a discussion group.

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