The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

Jefferson Book Club Meeting: Coriolanus

Thu, March 11, 2010 | Mezes B 0.302

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Please join us for a discussion of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, a play about the rise and fall of one of the greatest generals of the early Roman republic.  Coriolanus desires glory above all and is honored in Rome, but he is ultimately led by that desire to betray his country and ally himself with Rome’s most deadly enemies.  We will explore how Shakespeare presents the themes of civic virtue, patriotism, and class conflict, within a story about the place of ambition in a republican society.

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