Nightbird Books bookseller, Jenny Vos, has put together a new book club to meet at Nightbird, focusing on texts from and in ancient languages. She is hoping to keep the group accessible enough that one would not need extensive language experience to participate. The group is meeting the second Saturday of each month.
Come join a meeting or contact Jenny for more information.
In October, they will be discussing The Agricola and the Germania by Tacitus.
The "Agricola" is both a portrait of Julius Agricola the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law and the first detailed account of Britain that has come down to us. It offers fascinating descriptions of the geography, climate and peoples of the country, and a succinct account of the early stages of the Roman occupation, nearly fatally undermined by Boudicca's revolt in AD 61 but consolidated by campaigns that took Agricola as far as Anglesey and northern Scotland. The warlike German tribes are the focus of Tacitus' attention in the "Germania," which, like the "Agricola," often compares the behaviour of "barbarian" peoples favourably with the decadence and corruption of Imperial Rome.