Monthly Archives: June 2006

Thucydidean analysis of America today?

Folks, I had lunch yesterday with Julia Sweig, the Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow at the Center for Foreign Policy. She’s just written a new book – “Unfriendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century.” I me… Continue reading

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Thucydides Book 3 call

Folks, We had a great call last week discussing Book 3 and reviewing Andre’s reading questions. Book 3 is intense – with the Plataean siege, Mytilenean revolt (and debate between Cleon and Diodotus) and the Corcyrean revolution (and Thucydides’ co… Continue reading

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Reminder – call this Monday!

Folks, Just a quick reminder – we have a call this coming Monday to discuss Chapter 3. Mon, June 19th 8pm new york time 1-800-615-2900 11215# Make sure you’ve read these key parts of Book 3: – Mytilenean revolt and debate between Cleon and Diodotu… Continue reading

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Neocons and Thucydides

As we had discussed in our call last week, the Neocons see Thucydides as a cornerstone for their thoughts on foreign policy. Neoconservatives, or “neocons,” believe in the use of U.S. military might to foster the spread of democracy around the glo… Continue reading

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Graffiti from the Roman Empire

Discover Magazine recently published an article, “Vox Populi”, which details a 150 year old project in Germany to catalog Roman graffiti. More than 180,000 of these inscriptions are now cataloged in the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, a mammoth sc… Continue reading

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Remaining Thucydides call schedule

here’s the remaining call schedule – – mon, june 19th 8pm new york tine book 3 – mon, july 10th 8pm new york time book 4 – mon, july 31 8pm new york time book 5 & 6 – fri, aug 18 live conversation at the met in NY book 7 & 8 we’ll send out reminde… Continue reading

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Recording from second half of Book 2

After a “spring break” due to the business and academic calendar, we have picked up our Thucydides again and ran a call last night on the second half of Book 2. Download the mp3 file here to listen to the call: Download T-06-06-Book2.mp3 Here’s hi… Continue reading

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