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What an Average Ancient Greek Looked Like

Museumgoers get their first glimpse of an average resident of ancient Greece.DNA from a mass grave found in Athens in the mid-1990s helped experts identify typhoid fever as a possible source of the plague that killed off one quarter of the city’… Continue reading

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Herodotus Book 7 Reader Call, March 7, 2011

Here is the recording of tonight’s Herodotus Book 7 discussion, moderated by Bruce Upbin. Please feel free to download it and listen to it at your own leisure. Continue reading

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Listen: Herodotus Books 4, 5 Reader Call

We had a great call this evening about Herodotus Books 4 and 5. Scythia and its mysteries and might and the Persian incursion (and ultimate withdrawal in defeat) became the primary topic for the first hour. We put the conflict in Scythia in contex… Continue reading

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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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