The Literature of Antiquity: Reading the Greats 1-3 - Interintellect Salon

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Read through the Antiquity with Tommy Collison and David McDougall: Homer's Iliad, Sophocles' Antigone and Plato's The Last Days of Socrates

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In the first 3 Salons of the Reading the Greats series, ii Hosts Tommy Collison and David McDougall will discuss some of the oldest iconic works from the Western canon and their relevance to our contemporary lives.

Era ticket: $68 (you save $7)

10/01/21 (2:30pm NYC time, 7:30pm UK time)

Let Me First Do Some Great Thing: The Iliad

Tommy and David introduce the series with a discussion of Homer’s monumental work, The Iliad. One of the oldest pieces of Western literature, the epic details the decade-long siege of Troy, the episode of the Trojan horse, and the various infighting of gods and men.

07/02/21 (2:30pm NYC time, 7:30pm UK time)

Good Lives Are Made So By Discipline: Antigone

David McDougall and Tommy Collison lead a discussion on family, grief, and the laws of man as part of a discussion of one of Western literature’s first and finest examples of civil disobedience: the play Antigone, by Sophocles.

07/03/21 (2:30pm NYC time, 7:30pm UK time)

The Business of Dying: The Last Days of Socrates

David McDougall and Tommy Collison lead a discussion on the value of philosophy, having the courage of one’s convictions, and the importance of standing for truth, justice, and wisdom, drawing upon The Last Days of Socrates which includes Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, & Phaedo.

More information: interintellect.com/thegreats

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Get a series ticket to attend all the Reading the Greats Salons - in 15 months - for $300 (you save $75)

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You are invited but not required to do some or all of the readings in advance. We have suggested a longer primary reading and shorter/lighter ancillary readings. On occasion, we’ll mention other longer works that you might come up in the discussion.

We expect (and hope!) that you'll find the Salon engaging and rewarding even with little to no familiarity of books under discussion.

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For each of the Salons in this series, we award one participant free entry and send them a physical copy of the main reading as a gift - via the Interintellect Book Fund. Please apply at hello@interintellect.com.

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