Professor Victor Davis Hason, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, delivered a wonderful lecture, “Life of a Soldier: Greek and Persian”, for the Reading Odyssey’s Marathon2500 lecture series, Wednesday, November 10, 2010 via webinar.
Professor Hanson is a classicist and an expert on the history of war. A regular contributor to National Review Online and many other national and international publications, he has written or edited sixteen books, including the New York Times bestseller Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power. His most recent book is A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War. He was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Bush in 2007.
Listen to the podcast here (note – the audio quality is mixed):