Monthly Archives: August 2008

Republic reading assignment for September, October and November

Folks, Again, great to see some of you at the Met last week for ROAM 3. What a wonderful day we had. I have finally come up with a set of reading assignments to take us through the whole Republic. Sept 2: Books I, II and III (up to page 1052 in ou… Continue reading

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Book 7 Landmark Herodotus – audio recording

Here’s the audio recording for Herodotus Book 7. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Download Herodotus-August2008-book7.mp3 Continue reading

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happy, happy birthday!

Folks, Today is the birthday of our colleague in the reading odyssey, Erin McKean. Please join me in wishing Erin a happy, happy birthday. For those of you who attended ROAM 3 you had the pleasure of meeting Erin and her mother. Thanks, Erin for b… Continue reading

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Herodotus and Rats: a comparison?

All,For those of you who were at the ROAM 3 last Friday, it was really great for me. Nice to meet you guys/gals in person and have a chance to chat and tip a wine glass. For those of you who were not with us, you were missed and we toasted you. It… Continue reading

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Herodotus’ story retold in Plato? ROAM 3

Herodotus and Plato readers, Interesting tidbit – early in Republic II (the second book of Plato’s Republic), Plato’s character Glaucon brings up the story of Gyges of Lydia. The Gyges story starts in Herodotus 1.8 and is the famous story of Gyges… Continue reading

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notes on ‘odotus book seven.

Hi All,Normally I would have just added this to Marc’s google page, but I did this on a plane instead. I can add them later. I really enjoyed book 7. There are a lot of big themes we’ll talk about, but I noted a few highlights. All the stories are… Continue reading

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Your favorite reading chair?

Folks, I want to buy a good chair to read in. Right now I read in bed or on our couch. Where do you read? Do you have a good chair you like? Phil Continue reading

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