Monthly Archives: December 2008

Thucydides Book 2 Outline

Dear fellow readers,I want to wish you a warm holiday season in this extremely cold weather (yes, it is even cold here in Texas!). I am looking forward to our next call on Monday Jan 5th. Till then enjoy the reading. I have included an outline of … Continue reading

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Clip: the first "computer" reassembled?

Folks,Pat Wictor, the cofounder of the reading groups, sent me a link to an article about the successful reassembly of the world’s first “computer.”A British museum curator has built a working replica of a 2,000-year-old Greek machine that has bee… Continue reading

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Aristotle assignments for Jan and Feb; Happy Holidays!

Folks,Happy holidays to you. I look forward to reading Aristotle with you in 2009.Keep in mind that many of my professor friends were reluctant to help me develop this curriculum because they believed we should be reading secondary sources for an … Continue reading

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Jonathan Gordon (A2009)

I am married with three kids and live on the Upper West Side in New York City. I am an investment banker with The van Tulleken Company, an M&A boutique firm focused on information, media, publishing, education and technology companies. Prior to jo… Continue reading

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From Bruce

I don’t know if the reading odyssey knows this but the britannica blog has been running a series of pieces about the heydey and meaning of the great books phenomenon in the 1950s. Here is the link to the book-length essay that went with the first … Continue reading

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Thucydides Study questions Book 2

Dear fellow readers, What a great conversation we had on Book 1. I appreciate the input you all gave on that call. I was impressed with the questions you all raised and how many different approaches came up. We will have to bring up Thucydides’ ph… Continue reading

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Ravi Bhatia (A2009)

I am a Project Executive with Madison Equities, a mid-sized real estate development firm in Manhattan. Currently, I am in charge of construction of an 11-story boutique condominium on Irving Place and am working on design development of a hotel in… Continue reading

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