Rotary Club of Clarke County – Greek Rhetorical Reading Demonstration

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Location: Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall

Contact Info: 540-955-5237

Website: www.rotaryclubofclarkecountyva.org

Description: The ancient Greeks valued skilled oratory and many argued their own cases before the Heliaia, or people’s court. While it may seem a long stretch from that venue to 21st century Berryville, six Classical Cottage School students are about to bring classical Greek rhetorical training to the Rotary Club of Clarke County on Wednesday, February 15th. Ranging in age from 12 through 15 years, the students will read short essays and dramatic descriptions written during their study of the Progymnasmata, a writing curriculum first penned in the 4th century, B.C. The Rotary Club of Clarke County meets at the Grace Episcopal each Wednesday at noon. For more information, contact Jim McCarty at 540-955-5237.