Monthly Archives: June 2011

The oracle of Ammon

Chapters 3 and 4 of Book Three cover Alexander’s visit to the shrine of Ammon, but questions raised by this trip linger long after the close of these chapters. Even though Arrian provides detail about the journey, full of marvels and supernatura… Continue reading

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Arrian – Book III Discussion Questions

1. The Pilgrimage to the shrine of Ammon [3.3-3.4] After Alexander enters Egypt, founds Alexandria, and solidifies his control of the Mediterranean Sea (i.e. 3.1-3.2), he decides to take a long detour to visit the shrine of Ammon. What are his rea… Continue reading

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Was Alexander reckless?

Posted by Bill Swislow, member of the Arrian reading group 2 Thinking about Alexander’s risk taking, it seems fair to say that by our standards his behavior is reckless on the face of it. After all, as pointed out on a recent call, our political l… Continue reading

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John Marincola "Epilogue: What Happened After the Battle of Marathon" – Marathon2500 Lecture #8

Professor John Marincola, the Leon Golden Professor of Classics at Florida State University, delivered on June 8, 2011 Marathon2500 Lecture #*, “Epilogue: What happened after the Battle of Marathon”, to the Reading Odyssey’s global remote lecture … Continue reading

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Arrian Book 2 Conference Call Recording (Andre’s Group)

Here’s the audio recording for the Arrian Book 2 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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