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Great Books Virtual Roundtable Discussion

February 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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On Wednesday, February 24 we will discuss “Ambrose and the Conversion of Augustine,” books 5, 6, and 8 of The Confessions by Augustine of Hippo.

Our discussion will be held 7:00-9:00 pm on a secure Zoom session (see instructions below).

Augustine of Hippo “Ambrose and the Conversion of Augustine,” books 5, 6, and 8 of The Confessions (400 CE)

No expertise or prerequisites are required. We only ask that you read the selected text. Any version of the text may be used to prepare for discussion, but for your convenience a link to a pdf version is provided above.


If you think you will be attending the session, please send Max Yela an email (maxyela@uwm.edu) about your intention to attend (even if you decide not to attend later). He will accept notices of intent until 5:00 p.m., February 24. Between 6:30 and 6:45 on the day of our discussion, February 24, you will receive an email from Max with an automatic password-protected URL. Please use that URL to join the session (you will of course need to use a computer with a microphone and a video camera in it — if you want to be seen, that is). When you join, you will be placed in a waiting room that Max will be monitoring to allow attendees into the session. Only those he has emailed will be allowed into the session. This process is intended to maximize the security of the meeting.

These discussions are free and open to the public.


February 24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM