Monthly Archives: September 2008

5 pages a day slowed down; great dinner last night

Folks, Quick note to say that at the end of Book V my reading slowed down to one or two pages a day. That may be because the material was more difficult or because I’ve been so tired with everything going on in my company and in the broader world…. Continue reading

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Imaginary interview of Plato, Munger, New Yorker, Neiman…

Welcome to the Philosophical Cable Network. It’s Tuesday, September 23 and we have a wonderful morning conversation. Our guests are the Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Charlie Munger, philosopher Plato, New Yorker cartoons, and, at the end of… Continue reading

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Interview with Sarah Ruden about "Aeneid"

Hi everyone, I wanted to share an interview that Sarah Ruden did about her translation of “Aeneid” on NPR’s “Here and Now.” Here’s a link to the full show:http://www.here-now.org/shows/2008/09/20080916.asp Enjoy! Deena Continue reading

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FYI – my HS Latin teacher and the terrible train crash in LA

Folks, My high school Latin teacher, also an Anglican priest in Los Angeles, was injured in the terrible train crash in LA last week. But despite that he gave last rites to crash victims. He did so out of respect.”As a priest, he has a tool in his… Continue reading

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Schedule, edition for Thucydides

We are reading The Landmark Thucydides, by Robert B. Strassler, next. Get the edition here: The Landmark Thucydides This version has GREAT maps and wonderful summaries in the margin (each paragraph is summarized in plain English in the margin). Al… Continue reading

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Herodotus Rocks!

Team, I really enjoyed learning from our sessions together. I really did take away some perspective changing concepts to reflect on for my life, and that was an important goal for me. I regret that I couldn’t make the last call, but I just listene… Continue reading

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Plato (or Socrates) the first feminist?

Folks, Hope your reading is going well. In section 451d (or page 1079 in our edition), Socrates starts a discussion about why women should have all the same jobs as men. He states clearly that gender should not be the determining factor but rather… Continue reading

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