The New Cavalier Reading Society
The New Cavalier Reading Society

IS A YEAR-ROUND ADVENTURE THROUGH

3000 YEARS OF ART, HISTORY, & PHILOSOPHY.

IS AN ALL-YEAR ADVENTURE THROUGH 3000 YEARS OF ART, HISTORY, & PHILOSOPHY


A MEMBERS-ONLY GROUP DEDICATED

to discussing humanity's most profound questions
as explored by its wisest minds,

bequeaths to its members a wondrous education in what culture was like before the universities crushed it, & serves as a most noble guide to keeping one conversant with all that is beautiful & sublime in the intellectual & moral worlds.


·SOLVM·
·SAPIENTEM·
·ESSE·

·LIBERVM·

The New Cavalier Reading Society

·ONLY·
·THE·WISE·

·ARE·
·FREE·

The New Cavalier Reading Society

IS A MEMBERS-ONLY GROUP DEDICATED

to discussing mankind's most profound questions,

as explored by humanity's wisest minds.

Bequeathing to its members a wondrous education in
what culture was like before the universities crushed it,
we serve as a most noble guide in keeping one conversant
with all that is beautiful & sublime in the
intellectual & moral worlds.

And our 2021 season consists of 2 new semesters:

And our 2021 season

consists of 2 new semesters:

ANCIENT GREECE


You'll be astonished by the history of the

4 centuries that constitute humanity's exuberant youth—as you discover and discuss the works, the lives, the minds of Europe's first philosophers, historians, poets, dramatists, painters, & statesmen. 

(UN)LOST CAUSES


As the 21st century becomes increasingly inhuman & dystopian we'll look at  ideas, subjects, & epochs the study of which can only steer humanity onto a greater,

freer, & happier course.

ANCIENT GREECE


You'll be astonished by the history of the

4 centuries that constitute humanity's exuberant youth—as you discover and discuss the works, the lives, the minds of Europe's first philosophers, historians, poets, dramatists, painters, & statesmen. 



The New Cavalier Reading Society, commonplace books, commonplace book, book club, reading society, joshua humphreys, writer, "joshua humphreys writer", Australia, comedy novels, novelist, funny, Australian, writer, joshua, humphreys, funniest books, exquisite hours, the creative art of wishfulness,

(UN)LOST CAUSES


As the 21st century becomes increasingly inhuman & dystopian we'll look at  ideas, subjects, & epochs the study of which can only steer humanity onto a greater,

freer, & happier course.


ENNOBLE

your intellect.


by engaging with the minds of Nietzsche, Einstein, Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Plato, Thomas Aquinas, Jesus of Nazareth, Buddha, John Ruskin, Freud, Spengler, Epictetus, Gandhi, King David, Marin Luther King, Montaigne, Confucius, Erasmus, Seneca, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Napoleon, Emerson,  Beethoven, & Richard Wagner. 

RETURN TO THE WEST'S WONDROUS YOUTH AS YOU
EXPLORE THE PERPETUALLY ILLUMINATING

HISTORY, CULTURE, & THOUGHT
OF ANCIENT GREECE—
INCLUDING:

RETURN TO HUMANITY'S

WONDROUS YOUTH AS YOU
EXPLORE THE PERPETUALLY

ILLUMINATING HISTORY,
CULTURE, & THOUGHT OF
ANCIENT GREECE—
INCLUDING:



— ARETÉ

The Homeric virtues, the education of Achilles,
Fate and the gods, & the heroic ideal.


 — DIKÉ

Divine Justice, equilibrium, hubris,
the folly of hope, & benevolent law.


— FILOSOFIA —

A love of wisdom, curiosity, & inquiry so strong
that one Ancient Greek chose to die for it.




— ARETÉ

The Homeric virtues, the education of Achilles,
Fate and the gods, & the heroic ideal.


 — DIKÉ

Divine Justice, equilibrium, hubris,
the folly of hope, & benevolent law.


— FILOSOFIA —

A love of wisdom, curiosity, & inquiry so strong
that one Ancient Greek chose to die for it.




— MARATHONAMACHAI

"The Men of Marathon" who fought two world wars
before building the Athenian "Golden Age".


— ISONOMIA

Sparta, Tyranny, Solon, & Athens;
freedom of speech, & the world's first Democracy


ATARAXIA

“Freedom from concern”, and how later Greek philosophers
turned from a crumbling world to find happiness within themselves.








— MARATHONAMACHAI

"The Men of Marathon" who fought two world wars before building the Athenian
"Golden Age".


— ISONOMIA

Sparta, Solon, Athens; freedom of speech,
& the world's first Democracy


ATARAXIA

“Freedom from concern”, and how later Greek philosophers turned from a crumbling world
to find happiness within themselves.



The New Cavalier Reading Society

QUESTION?
QUERY? QUARREL??

GET IN TOUCH WITH US REGARDING

The New Cavalier Reading Society

QUESTION? QUERY? QUARREL?!?
GET IN TOUCH WITH US REGARDING

The Commonplace Book of Joshua Humphreys, Volumes 1, 2, and 3

10 YEARS
OF
READING,
WRITING,
& TRAVELLING DISTILLED
INTO
VOLVMES



OVER 5000 QVOTATIONS,
EXCERPTS, PARAGRAPHS, ESSAYS, POEMS, JOKES, STORIES,

PAINTINGS, INSCRIPTIONS,
SYMBOLS, 


FROM

1000 POETS,

WRITERS, PHILOSOPHERS,
PAINTERS, 
ADVENTVRERS, EXPLORERS,
COMEDIANS,

& KINGS

— ELEUTHERIA —

Over 200 quotations
pertaining to freedom & liberty—
their myriad permutations, their countless &
powerful enemies, what it feels like to have them—
and what it feels like to not...

Over 200 quotations
pertaining to freedom & liberty—
their myriad permutations, their countless &
powerful enemies, what it feels like to have them—
and what it feels like to not...

The Commonplace Book of Joshua Humphreys, Volumes 1, 2, and 3


10 YEARS
OF READING, WRITING,

& TRAVELLING DISTILLED

INTO VOLVMES


OVER 5000 QVOTATIONS,
EXCERPTS, PARAGRAPHS, ESSAYS, POEMS, JOKES, STORIES,

PAINTINGS, SYMBOLS, INSCRIPTIONS

FROM 1000 POETS, WRITERS, PHILOSOPHERS,
PAINTERS,  ADVENTVRERS, EXPLORERS, 
KINGS,
& COMEDIANS.



— ELEUTHERIA —

Over 200 quotations
pertaining to freedom & liberty—their myriad permutations,
their countless & powerful
enemies, what it feels
like to have them—
and what it feels
like to not...


Over 200 quotations
pertaining to freedom & liberty—
their myriad permutations, their countless &
powerful enemies, what it feels like to have them—
and what it feels like to not...

·SOLVM·
·SAPIENTEM·
·ESSE·

·LIBERVM·

·ONLY·
·THE·WISE·

·ARE·
·FREE·