Phil Terry and I want to welcome you to the Thucydides reading group 2008-2009. We will hold an Introductory conference call on Mon Nov 3. The phone number for this call and subsequent calls, as well as subsequent call dates, will follow. We encourage everyone to obtain a copy of Robert Strassler’s edition of Thucydides. In it, Victor Davis Hanson’s Introduction is very informative and valuable. Also, Robert Strassler’s Editor’s Note is essential to getting the most out of Strassler’s format and, of course, Thucydides’ numerous references to the ancient world of the 5th century Greek city-states. We will touch on these two sections of the Strassler edition, as well as strategies on how to read Thucydides on our Introductory call. Looking forward to ‘meeting’ you all and engaging in discussion with you. Here’s to the start of a new group and a new year of reading the Classics!
Andre Stipanovic, your reading group moderator