Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bryn Mawr calls Landmark Arrian a ‘clear hit’

Bogdan Burliga of Gdansk University published a glowing review of the Landmark Arrian, the new edition we are currently using in our two Reading Odyssey reading group sections. Most of the adult readers reading Arrian’s Campaigns of Alexander for … Continue reading

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Robert Strassler’s "Herodotus and the Invention of History" discussion for Marathon2500

Robert Strassler, independent scholar, gave a wonderful discussion with moderator Professor Paul Cartledge, chairman of Marathon2500, on the topic of “Herodotus and the Invention of History.” You can listen to on the web or download the podcast he… Continue reading

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Veronese Painting Of Alexander Greeting The Family Of Darius After The Battle Of Issus

Wanted to share with the Arrian reading group this Mannerist painting by Veronese in the National Gallery in the UK. It shows the wife and daughters of Darius genuflecting before Alexander and his general Hephaestion after Alexander’s victory at t… Continue reading

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Arrian – Book II Discussion Questions

After Book I concludes with Alexander’s occupation of various cities in Asia Minor, Book II opens with a return to the question of Persian naval superiority in the Mediterranean. Earlier in Book I, Alexander had deliberately disbanded much of his … Continue reading

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Arrian Book I Conference Call Recording (Andre’s Group)

Here’s the audio recording for the Arrian Book I conference call (Andre’s group). Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Continue reading

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The Beauty of Alexander’s Life

“The beauty of Alexander’s life is that he did live out so many of the myths. He is the greatest Greek hero of all. In his story we find Achilles (who he outdid), Oedipus (hurt by his mother, Olympias, and her possible involvement in Philip’s deat… Continue reading

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