Monthly Archives: July 2008

Book 7 Study Guide Questions

Hi everyone, I hope your summer reading is going well! Here are some questions to ponder as we work through Book 7 containing the events leading up to and including Thermopylae (literally “hot gates”). The introduction of the Persian king Xerxes i… Continue reading

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Photo of Hedy at the Sawdust Festival

Folks, I had an opportunity to spend time this week with our esteemed colleague, Hedy Williamson. Below is a photo of me, Hedy and Lisa standing in front of some art done by a friend of hers (if you can believe it, I forgot to get a photo of Hedy … Continue reading

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August’s reading assignment

Hi everyone, Thanks for participating in the class! The next reading assignment is: – Reading assignment for August phone callRead in your Hastie & Dawes textbook – All of six sections of the appendix (A.1 – A.6) Please e-mail me with any question… Continue reading

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July 2008 Plato – Phaedrus & Protagoras – audio recording

Here’s the audio recording for the July Plato call. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Download Plato-July2008-Phaedrus-Protagoras.mp3 Continue reading

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Plato, the housing crisis and probability theory

Folks, Some additional thoughts in advance of our call tonight. Why do we so often make short-sighted decisions that bring a little short-term pleasure and a lot of long-term misery? Why do we act so seemingly irrationally – i.e. against our own b… Continue reading

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The Geopolitics of Iran: Holding the Center of a Mountain Fortress

Fellow Herodotans — The article below comes from Stratfor, who describe themselves as the leading online publisher of geopolitical intelligence. I’m a subscriber and I find them always interesting, often surprising and never arrogant. Btw, they e… Continue reading

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Thucydides and the eclipse

Folks, Member Erin McKean just sent this article from New Scientist about Thucydides and the eclipse. Thanks, Erin! PhilDownload Thucydides_eclipse.pdf Continue reading

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