Monthly Archives: August 2007

History as guide to policy? Your thoughts?

Reading group colleagues, I have several questions for you to ponder and respond back to. The New York Times “Week in Review” had an interesting article by David Kirkpatrick yesterday, Sunday August 26, 2007, in which Kirkpatrick briefly explored … Continue reading

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Vulcanalia, Mt. Vesuvius and my birthday

Folks, It’s my birthday today – Thursday, August 23 – the day the Romans celebrated “Vulcanalia” and the day before Mt. Vesuvius erupted August 24 AD 79. – August 23 – Vulcanaliahttp://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/V… Continue reading

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Thucydides Book 3 Questions

Hi folks, I really enjoyed getting the chance to meet some of you (in person) at the MET last week. I am still coming down from our discussions and the exhibits, especially the Roman sculptures (the Caligula bust is in such good condition) and Rom… Continue reading

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August 2007 Old Testament – Samuel 1 & 2 – audio recording

Here’s the audio recording for the Old Testament August call. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Download Old-Testament-August2007-Samuel-1-2 Continue reading

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Roam 2: Photos and thanks

Folks, We had another great annual meeting of the reading odyssey readers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last Friday August 10, 2007. Here’s a link to the photos, graciously provided by Laurea. Chad Houghton in RO2 said: Thanks for a fantastic … Continue reading

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August 2007 Team of Rivals – audio recording

Here’s the audio recording for the Team of Rivals July call. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Download Team-of-Rivals-August2007.mp3 Continue reading

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Akasha Barickman (RO2)

Akasha Barickman, has a BA in International Security & Conflict Resolution from San Diego State University with an emphasis in Mediation. Following his transition to the east coast he worked within Columbia University’s Center for International Co… Continue reading

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