Monthly Archives: July 2006

Ben Bernanake as Odysseus?

Folks, Thought you would enjoy this clip from the Wall Street Journal today, July 29. Phil Economy Following the Odyssey of Ben Bernanke By DAVID WESSEL July 29, 2006; Page A2 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB115413539979621147-search.html? KEYWORD… Continue reading

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Reminder – call next week, July 31

Folks, Just a quick reminder that we have a call next week: Thucydides Books 5 & 6 Monday, July 31 8pm New York time/5pm San Francisco 800-615-2900 11215# Hope you are all doing well! Best, Phil Continue reading

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Met Curator recommends…

Folks, In prepration for our upcoming in-person meeting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I have been designing a tour that takes us through the ancient near east and greek galleries. This tour is a “literary tour” that uses Homer, Herodotus and … Continue reading

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Great news – Robert Strassler is joining us in NY

Folks, As I announced last week on our call, Robert Strassler, editor of The Landmark Thucydides, is coming down from Boston to spend the afternoon and evening with us at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in August. If you have not RSVP’d for our fir… Continue reading

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Book 4 Reading Guide

Folks, Andre has gone ahead and prepared a reading guide with questions for Book 4 of Thucydides. Our next call is coming up this Monday: Thucydides Book 4 Monday, July 10 8pm New York Time 1-800-615-2900 / *844979 Speak to you then! Phil P.S. Ove… Continue reading

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Our own times?

I recently found a quote by American revolutionary John Adams that may ring true for all of us today who are reading Thucydides. “When I read them (Thucydides and Tacitus), I seem to be only reading the history of my own times and my own life.” In… Continue reading

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American Revolution – anything like Thucydides?

Pat and I were recently discussing Thucydides and his famous comments on the terrors of revolutions. I asked whether the loyalists suffered during the American Revolution in the ways that Thucydides described happened to many during the civil wars… Continue reading

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