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The American Conservative Blogs The Odyssey–And Likes It

Rod Dreher, a former columnist for the Dallas Morning News and author of one of the longest-titled books in publishing history, has been blogging his journey reading Robert Fagles’ translation of The Odyssey with his older son. We here at the Read… Continue reading

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The Iliad, Visualized

The names of so many heroes and gods fly by when you’re reading or hearing the Iliad read aloud. One of the challenges (and joys!) of the Iliad is the concentration it asks of you in making an effort to balance all those characters amid so much ac… 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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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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Herodotus Books 8 & 9 Call Recording [Bruce’s Group]

Thanks to my entire Reading Odyssey group for concluding our Herodotus “campaign” on a terrific final note tonight. Here is the audio recording of our discussion (for posterity!). I hope to hear from you all again soon on the next set of book grou… Continue reading

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Slow Art site No. 77 — Ulm, Germany!

The Ulmer Museum — http://www.ulmer-museum.ulm.de/ — in Ulm, Germany, is the newest Slow Art Day venue. We’re at 77 now! Check out the Ulm page at http://slowartulm2011.eventbrite.com. — Continue reading

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James Lavadour’s Point

This is “Point” by James Lavadour, the Slow Art of the day, at the Boise Art Museum, a participating museum for Slow Art Day 2011. Please check out twitter and follow @SlowArtDay: http://twitter.com/#!/SlowArtDay. For more information and free reg… Continue reading

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