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James Romm at the New York Public Library, Wed Nov 2?

James Romm, editor of The Landmark Arrian, which we are reading now in two Reading Odyssey groups and the author of the newly published, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire, will be speaking at th… Continue reading

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Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire

It’s not much of a review, but I’ll pass on the link to my post on James Romm’s recent release Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire. If you have enjoyed The Landmark Arrian you will definitely enjo… 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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Arrian Book I Discussion Questions

1. In the Editor’s Preface (p. xxxiv), James Romm quotes P. A. Brunt’s assessment of Arrian: “He was a simple, honest soul, but no historian.” After reading Arrian’s preface on p. 3, what is your first impression? What do we consider to be an hist… Continue reading

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‘The most thrilling volume’

The Landmark Arrian – The Campaigns of Alexander, just received a most positive review in the Sunday New York Times Book Review. “The Landmark Arrian” the most thrilling volume in this fine series. Edited by Reading Odyssey friend, Professor James… 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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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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