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"How Plutarch's 'Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans' Speaks to 21st Century America" with Raymond Ciacci

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How Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Speaks to 21st Century America

with Raymond Ciacci

Kibbitznest Liberal Arts Discussions are a collaboration with The University of Chicago Graham School to host presentations and discussions of original research.


Let Plutarch speak on his own behalf concerning his life!

Plutarch like many great historians and literary figures' works are accessible by examining when they "step out" of the work in question.  We will examine the larger question of “stepping out” in terms of examples of other literary figures and historians and more specifically Plutarch as a means of getting closer
to the historian’s intention.

Sponsor: Kibbitznest Books, Brews & Blarney


RAYMOND CIACCI, Ph.D is the former Dean of Students and Director of the Master of Liberal Arts at The University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies and a professor in the Humanities Collegiate Division in the College since 1991. Aesthetics and Intellectual history are among his chief interests, reflected in classes which he has designed on diverse subjects,from Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Wagner, to the great speech writers,from Pericles to the present time as well as teaching all of the
Mozart and Verdi operas.

FREE & OPEN to the public

Registration is not necessary but appreciated
due to space limitations.

kibbitznest is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and wifi-free zone dedicated to the preservation of quality face-to-face human communication.

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