The Classics Library’s Winter Break Hours, Happy Holidays!

Macrobius, Saturnalia Book 1.16.

“Saturnalibus apud Vettium Praetextatum Romanae nobilitatis proceres doctique alii congregantur et tempus sollemniter feriatum deputant colloquio liberali, convivia quoque sibi mutua comitate praebentes nec discedentes a se nisi ad nocturnam quietem.

nam per omne spatium feriarum meliorem diei partem seriis disputationibus occupantes cenae tempore sermones conviviales agitant, ita ut nullum diei tempus docte aliquid vel lepide proferendi vacuum relinquatur, sed erit in mensa sermo iucundior, ut habeat voluptatis amplius, severitatis minus.”

“It is the Saturnalia: the leading members of the Roman nobility and other learned men are gathered at the home of Vettius Praetextatus, where they are devoting the time of the customary religious observance to cultured conversation, sharing meals with good fellowship all around, nor leaving each other’s company save to take their night’s rest.

During the length of the holiday they spend the better part of the day discussing serious topics and hold festive conversations at dinner-time, so that no time of day is left empty of learned or beguiling contributions. But the conversation at table is of a lighter sort, more pleasurable and less austere.”

UC Classics Library
Winter Break Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 

15 December

 

CLOSED

 

16 December

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

17 December

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

18 December

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

19 December

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

20 December

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

21 December

 

CLOSED

 

22 December

 

CLOSED

 

23 December

 

CLOSED

 

24 December

 

CLOSED

 

25 December

 

CLOSED

 

26 December

 

CLOSED

 

27 December

 

CLOSED

 

28 December

 

CLOSED

 

29 December

 

CLOSED

 

30 December

 

CLOSED

 

31 December

 

CLOSED

 

1 January

 

CLOSED

 

2 January

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

3 January

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

4 January

 

CLOSED

 

5 January

 

CLOSED

 

6 January

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

7 January

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

8 January

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

9 January

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

10 January

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

11 January

 

CLOSED

 

12 January

 

CLOSED

 

13 January

 

8:00am – 10:00pm

 

14 January

 

8:00am – 10:00pm

 

15 January

 

8:00am – 10:00pm

 

16 January

 

8:00am – 10:00pm

 

17 January

 

8:00am – 5:00pm

 

18 January

 

10:00am – 5:00pm

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL UC CLASSICISTS!

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