Starting a new cycle of reading the Ancients!

Conversatio Book List 2017

This is an online classics discussion club for parents and friends of The Harvey Center! If you have an interest in studying the classics with others, please join us! And please note: if you are an adult who just wants to educate yourself, without children to enroll in our high school courses, we’d love to have you. There is a reduced membership fee ($50) if all you need is the Conversatio.

More Information On the Family Membership

Achilles_IliadThe Latin term ‘conversatio’ can mean anything from a “way of life” to “intimate conversation.” When you examine its roots it literally refers to a “turning together.”  So we wish to turn ideas in literature around together, examining it from various angles–to help each other cultivate a thoughtful way of life to the glory of God. We are literature amateurs (from the Latin: amators), meaning we love to read a book more that we love to analyse it.  It’s still fun to do some literary analysis -we just don’t want that to take over!  We get together online to simply enjoy literature together. We like to point out passages that have stirred us and find out what the others think the main themes are, etc. That’s about it.

We have a Christian (ecumenical) statement of faith, but only people who lead discussions are asked to sign it. For others we just ask that you respect the fact that we are a group of Christians attempting to understand history and humanity together. This is not a forum for arguing about doctrines or beliefs (there are some other great places for that). We meet once a month in a live online session using either Zoom, Wiziq or Skype.

Reading Schedule: See the calendar below for the dates and times of our online sessions.

Recordings of these discussions are available here for the members: Recorded Conversatios.