10 March 2009

Coming up

Sam Sisodia, Director of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at the University of Chicago, will talk about the brain, in April.

Abraham Kocheril, Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Electrophysiology at UIC, will explain how music (and wine) hath charms to soothe a savage breast.

Cigar Society Adventurers there will be an outing to Chuck Hannon's estate in Lake Geneva in late May.

Bill Daley, Wine and Food Critic for the Chicago Tribune, will talk about wine and smoke, in early June.

Events sponsored by the Cigar Society in Exile include cocktails at 5:30pm, a lecture or reading starting at 6:00 sharp for about thirty minutes, followed by discussion.  We meet privately in the second-floor lounge of the Iwan Ries Building, at 19 South Wabash.


Tuesday, March 10, 5:30-8:30pm, in the Lounge at Iwan Ries


An *illustrated* history of
 Greek Sex Lives
in the classical age

(archaic Greece to Plato)

...which you will discover was in many ways very different from either the norms or the practices of the twenty-first century west.  An eye-opener.

Robert Wallace
Professor of Classics
Northwestern University

$40 inclusive covers the cost of the room, cocktails, cigars, and snacks.  Cash only.  Jacket and tie recommended; reservations required.  RSVP to the Secretary.

Professor Robert Wallace (BA Columbia '72, MA Oxford '77, PhD Harvard '84) teaches Greek at Northwestern University.  He is the author of some fifty articles on various aspects of Greek history, intellectual history, law, numismatics, and music theory.  His books include The Areopagos Council, to 307 BC (1989) which was awarded the Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities by the Council of Graduate Schools, and Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece, co-authored with Josiah Ober and Kurt A. Raaflaub (2007).  He has co-edited four volumes: Harmonia Mundi: Musica e filosofia nel'antichitàPoet, Public, and Performance in Ancient Greece;   Transitions to Empire 360-146 BC;  and Symposion 2001 (on Greek law).  His current projects include two books, Reconstructing Damon: Music, Wisdom Teaching, and Politics in Ancient Athens and Freedom and Community in Democratic Athens.  He has lectured widely in the United States and in Europe.

About the Cigar Society

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago was the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society in Exile embraces this tradition and extends it with its fortnightly Informal Smokers, monthly University Series lectures, and quarterly Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at CigarSociety@logicophilosophicus.org.

Visit the Cigar Society archive at logicophilosophicus.org.