Monthly Archives: February 2011

‘The most thrilling volume’

The Landmark Arrian – The Campaigns of Alexander, just received a most positive review in the Sunday New York Times Book Review. “The Landmark Arrian” the most thrilling volume in this fine series. Edited by Reading Odyssey friend, Professor James… Continue reading

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Alexander the Great Discussion Series Part 8

What caused Alexander’s Death? JAMES ROMM Paul, on the question of the cause of Alexander’s death, there is a 2,000-plus year debate between poisoning theorists and medical diagnosticians, still going on today. Both Plutarch and Arrian believed th… Continue reading

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Herodotus Book 7 Discussion Questions

Dear fellow Herodotus readers, Please feel free to use these questions to guide you through your reading. We will use these questions as jump-off points for our next discussion scheduled for Mon March 7, 2011. Sincerely, Andre Stipanovic Question … Continue reading

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Alexander the Great Discussion Series Part 8

What was Alexander’s sexual orientation? PAUL CARTLEDGE Jamie, one aspect of Alexander’s life that still arouses huge controversy is what nowadays we’d call his sexuality or sexual identity. I remember that a rather conservative Greek lawyer, conv… Continue reading

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Marathon2500 holds fifth lecture: Marathon and the Moderns with Dean Karnazes

Marathon2500, a project of the Reading Odyssey, held its fifth lecture today, Marathon and the Moderns, featuring ultra-marathoner Dean Karnazes and Professor Paul Cartledge. As with all the Marathon2500 lectures, there’s a podcast available of th… Continue reading

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Marathon2500 lecture #5 – Marathon and Moderns today at 1pm ET

Our next lecture – Marathon and Moderns – is with one of the top runners in the world, Dean Karnazes, and Professor Paul Cartledge, chairman of Marathon2500 and A.G. Leventis Chair of Greek Culture at Cambridge University. The call and webinar is … Continue reading

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Herodotus Book 6 Discussion

Monday February 7, 2011 Here is the recording of tonight’s Herodotus Book 6 discussion, moderated by Andre Stipanovic and Bruce Upbin. Please feel free to download it and listen to it at your own leisure. Continue reading

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