The Last of the Wine
by Mary Renault
At Logos Bookstore, 2003 starts
off with a Kill Your TV Reading Group meeting on Wednesday,
January 8 at 7 P.M. to discuss Harry
Potter And The Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling. The next meeting of KYTV will be
Wednesday, February 5 at 7 P.M. to discuss Travels
with Charley by John Steinbeck. Also starting on Wednesday, January 15
from 7 to 8:30 P.M. will be a study and discussion of Augustine’s
City Of God that will meet most Wednesdays except for the
Speaking of KYTV, a book discussed
by that group in December of 2002, The
Last of the Wine by
Mary Renault is a wonderful historical novel of Greece, especially
Athens at the time of the philosophers and the Peloponnesian
War. A very human and accessible Socrates appears in this
story as well as the young Plato and Xenophon. Through the
use of her fictional characters, specifically Alexis when
he relates his daily activities and his family life, Renault
gives the reader a sense of the Athenian culture of the time.
She also engages the reader’s interest
in the Peloponnesian War, more so, I dare say, than the translation
of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War that
I read for my Ancient Greece Class. The Last Of The Wine is
an excellent book to introduce the reader to Ancient Greece.
Transit: #4, #5, #6 Lexington Avenue
Subway to 86th St., M15 Bus (First & Second Aves.), M86
Bus (86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.)
Upcoming Events At Logos:
Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will
discuss Harry Potter And The
Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling.
Wednesday, January 15, 2003 7-8:30 P.M., A Study and Discussion
Of Augustine’s City Of God.
Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will
discuss Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck.
Children’s Story time every Monday at 3:30