Monthly Archives: May 2009

Paul Cartledge comments on when Thucydides wrote his History

The standard current view is that Thucydides did what he says he did – started writing up, not just taking notes, from the late 430s on, i.e. probably before war actually broke out in spring 431. But it was only after his exile in 424 that he coul… Continue reading

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"The World Before Darwin" – Lecture 1 of "Origin of Species" 150th Anniversary Lecture Series

Wednesday, September 9, at 8pm eastern time, at Harvard University and live via teleconference, Harvard Professor of the History of Science, Everett Mendelsohn, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the 150th anniversary “Origin of Species” lectur… Continue reading

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Virtual tour American Museum Natural History Center for Conservation Genetics and Genomics

Wednesday, June 108pm New York time Virtual tour of the Center for Conservation Genetics, Sackler Institute of Genomics and the Ambrose Monell Cryo-Collection for Molecular and Microbial Research by Dr. George Amato, Director. Hosted by The Readin… Continue reading

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When did Thucydides write his History?

We didn’t get to one of Dan Gabree’s questions on the last call. I wouldn’t mind addressing it on our next call next month. Here is the essence of Dan’s inquiry: But the one other thing that came up for me was a question of when T wrote this histo… Continue reading

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Thucydides May 2009 Book 7 – audio recording

Here’s the audio recording for the Book 7 call. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Download Thucydides – Book 7 Conference Call Continue reading

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Thucydides Book 7 preliminary comments

These ARE indeed a fantastic way to prepare for tonights discussion. I, too, side with Paul’s observations of Nicias, although this chapter was written in such a way as to make it impossible not to feel the pain that the Athenians were going throu… Continue reading

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Thucydides Book 4 – Audio Recording, March 2009

Here’s the audio recording for the Thucydides Book 4 call. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Download Thucydides Book 4 conference call March 2009 Continue reading

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