Monthly Archives: June 2008

My notes on Book 6

Hi there, fellow readers of Herodotus, I’ve posted my notes on (most of) Book 6 at the usual place: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ajdmt4cn3wfz_375gmtrjsc3 Talk to y’all on Monday! Mark Continue reading

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Researchers hit a homer with ‘The Odyssey’

Using astronomical clues, they date one of literature’s most heralded events: Odysseus’ slaughter of his wife’s suitors. But the finding leaves many questions unanswered. By Thomas H. Maugh IILos Angeles Times Staff Writer June 24 2008 Delving int… Continue reading

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Book 6 Questions

Greetings Herodoteans,I sincerely hope that your summer is off to a great start.We will be discussing Book 6 and the Battle of Marathon among other fascinating observations from the “father of history” on Monday June 30 @8pm EST. The phone number … Continue reading

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Text Book vs trade book

Thought I would throw my feedback in via e-mail since the conversation is continuing… I like the challenge of the text book, but it has reminded that it is possible to take English words that I understand on their own but when put together in a … Continue reading

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Behavioral Psychology and Economics June 2008 – audio recording

Here’s the audio recording for Behavioral Psychology and Economics June 2008 call. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Download Behavioral-June2008-Call2.mp3 Continue reading

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Question for Eric Gold on "trust" as an intuition

On the first call we learned of a number of ways in which we are wired to make choices which might not be rational. As Eric was conducting the repeated coin toss experiment on today’s call, the thought crossed my mind (perhaps because I could not … Continue reading

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perception behavior

Here is a really interesting presentation from TED (this is *not* the brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor) which some of you might have already seen. I don’t’ want to say too much upfront – the video (which is short) should do the work. http://trans… Continue reading

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