Republics and Revolutions Reading Group (Winter 2022)
Republics and Revolutions is a dinner reading group for young professionals in the Bay Area.
Time & Location
Feb 14, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST
Zephyr Institute, 560 College Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
About the Event
"Republics and Revolutions" is a dinner reading group for young professionals in the Bay Area that meets 1-2 times per month. The reading group aims to introduce the political history of Greek and Roman democracies and republics to those who may not have had the opportunity to study these topics before. Our particular focus is on the causes of republican decline and fall, and how they were replaced by despotic or imperial regimes. Participants will read ancient and modern authors who seek to understand why these democracies and republics fell, and who apply this understanding to their own political situations.
Discussions will normally be led by Nathan Pinkoski, though other instructors will occasionally lead sessions.
For the Winter quarter (January-February 2022), we shall read this edition of Paul Rahe's Republics Ancient and Modern: Vol. I, The Ancien Régime in Classical Greece. Please purchase a copy and bring it to our meetings.
We shall meet on the following Mondays. Dinner is provided by the Zephyr Institute, and participants are encouraged to bring drinks to share.
- January 10th, 6:30-8 p.m. (Reading Assignment: Republics Ancient and Modern, Vol. I: Prologue, Introduction and Ch. 1-4)
- February 14th, 6:30-8 p.m. (Reading Assignment: Republics Ancient and Modern, Vol. I: Ch. 5-Epilogue)