Monthly Archives: September 2011

Paul Cartledge "The Context and Meaning of the Battle of Marathon – Why We Have Been Celebrating the 2,500 Year Anniversary of the Battle of Marathon" – Marathon2500 Lecture #9

Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor Greek Culture, Cambridge University and Hellenic Parliament Global Distinguished Professor in the History and Theory of Democracy at New York University, delivered on September 21, 2011 in front of… Continue reading

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Arrian – Book VI Discussion Questions

1. The trip downriver begins [6.1-6.5, pp. 237-241] Alexander seems interested in exploring the Indus river valleys as his army travels southward toward the Indian Ocean. What is his interest in the geography of India at this point? Does his curio… Continue reading

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Final Marathon2500 Lecture

Wednesday, September 21, 20111:00 PM New York Time (Brief lecture and then Q&A with listeners from all over the world)Speaker: PAUL CARTLEDGE Register free here:http://marathon2500-9.eventbrite.com/ Paul Cartledge, Hellenic Parliament Global Disti… Continue reading

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They “do not remain there entirely of their own will”

The conference call on Arrian Book 4 & 5 in Andre’s group had an interesting “side topic” discussion on people left to provide a garrison for Alexander’s empire. I thought a post to continue that topic would be worthwhile since it seemed the discu… Continue reading

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Arrian Books 4 & 5 Conference Call Recording (Andre’s Group)

Here’s the audio recording for the Arrian Books 4 & 5 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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Alexander the Great: to boldly go

I have been meaning to post about this article regarding an intended TV series in 1964, starring William Shatner as Alexander and Adam West as Cleander. The link contains several YouTube clips from the series pilot, which was eventually released a… Continue reading

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