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Stanford Book Salon

Bookworms unite! Each year, this seriously unstuffy community of Stanford alumni, family and friends gathers online to read and discuss a different book handpicked by one of our renowned faculty hosts.

Current Book - May 2019

  • The Iliad
    by Homer, with notes by Richard Martin.
    Hosted by: Richard Martin

    "Reading The Iliad will re-adjust the way you look at life, death, glory, honor, passion, beauty, affection, society, and just about everything else."

    Richard Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics

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