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Alexander the Great Discussion Series Part 4

This is the fourth of a weekly dialogue on Alexander between historians Paul Cartledge and James Romm. Interested in more Alexander the Great? Check back here each week and/or join us for: – Arrian’s Alexander the Great – In a New Voice Free eveni… Continue reading

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The Landmark Series has a new web site

The Landmark Series is the most accessible and detailed set of classics editions ever published of the great works of Thucydides, Herodotus, Arrian and Xenophon. The series editor Bob Strassler is a board member of the Reading Odyssey. The Landmar… Continue reading

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Alexander the Great Discussion Series Part 3

Interested in Alexander the Great? Join us for: – Weekly dialogue between historians Paul Cartledge and James Romm See below (and check back here each week) – Arrian’s Alexander the Great – In a New Voice Free evening conference/reception in New Y… Continue reading

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Alexander the Great Discussion Series Part 2

Interested in Alexander the Great? Join us for: – Weekly dialogue between historians Paul Cartledge (PC) and James Romm (JR)See below for the second dialogue (and check back here each week). First dialogue is here. – Arrian’s Alexander the Great -… Continue reading

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Alexander the Great discussion series – part 1

Interested in Alexander the Great? Join us for: – Weekly dialogue between historians Paul Cartledge and James Romm See below for the first dialogue (and check back here each week) – Arrian’s Alexander the Great – In a New VoiceFree evening confere… Continue reading

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Herodotus Books 2 & 3 Conference Call (Bruce’s Group)

Here’s the audio recording for the Herodotus Books 2 & 3 call for Bruce’s group. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your iPod (or Zune!). Continue reading

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Herodotus Books 2 & 3 Discussion Questions

Dear fellow Herodotus readers, Happy belated Thanksgiving to you all. I hope your reading is coming along well. Here are the discussion questions again for you to ponder as we get ready for our next discussion scheduled for Monday December 6 @8pm … Continue reading

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Herodotus Book One Reader Call, 11/17/10 (Bruce’s group)

Dear fellow readers, Thanks for your participation and questions last night during our discussion of Book I. It was a great call, I thought, and we learned a lot from each other about the roles of fate and prophecy in the stories of Croesus, the M… Continue reading

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Herodotus Book One Call, 11/15/10 (Andre’s group)

Dear fellow Herodotus readers, Thanks for your participation and questions last night during our discussion of Book I (soon to be attached above). Because of your comments, I am looking at Herodotus in a different way. Look for study guide questio… Continue reading

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From Alexander to Cleopatra

Reading the first few chapters of Stacy Schiff’s biography Cleopatra puts me in mind of another Cleopatra, the one for whom all the Egyptian Cleopatras were named. She nearly became the first Cleopatra to rule Egypt, more than 250 years before the… Continue reading

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