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Bob Strassler’s Q&A session with the Thucydides reading group

Bob Strassler, editor of the Landmark Thucydides, held a wonderful Q&A session tonight, Monday, June 15 at 8pm eastern with the Thucydides reading group.- AudioYou can Download BobStrassler-June15-2009-Thucydides-QNA here.- TwitterYou can see the … Continue reading

15. June 2009 by Arrian
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Paul Cartledge comments on when Thucydides wrote his History

The standard current view is that Thucydides did what he says he did – started writing up, not just taking notes, from the late 430s on, i.e. probably before war actually broke out in spring 431. But it was only after his exile in 424 that he coul… Continue reading

27. May 2009 by Arrian
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When did Thucydides write his History?

We didn’t get to one of Dan Gabree’s questions on the last call. I wouldn’t mind addressing it on our next call next month. Here is the essence of Dan’s inquiry: But the one other thing that came up for me was a question of when T wrote this histo… Continue reading

20. May 2009 by Arrian
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Thucydides May 2009 Book 7 – audio recording

Here’s the audio recording for the Book 7 call. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Download Thucydides – Book 7 Conference Call Continue reading

05. May 2009 by Arrian
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Thucydides Book 7 preliminary comments

These ARE indeed a fantastic way to prepare for tonights discussion. I, too, side with Paul’s observations of Nicias, although this chapter was written in such a way as to make it impossible not to feel the pain that the Athenians were going throu… Continue reading

05. May 2009 by Arrian
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Thucydides Book 4 – Audio Recording, March 2009

Here’s the audio recording for the Thucydides Book 4 call. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Download Thucydides Book 4 conference call March 2009 Continue reading

04. May 2009 by Arrian
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Thucydides Books 5 & 6 – audio recording, April 2009

Here is the recording for the Thucydides Books 5 & 6 call. Listen online or download the mp3 file and listen to it as a podcast on your ipod. Download Thucydides Book 6 April 2009 Continue reading

04. May 2009 by Arrian
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Thucydides Book 7 Questions

1. As you read Book 7, it becomes clearer and clearer that the Athenian expedition is turning into tragedy. What was your experience of reading this book? It does contain some of Thucydides’ best writing – and I hope you enjoyed his majestic comma… Continue reading

04. May 2009 by Arrian
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Thucydides Book 4 Study Questions

Dear All,You may find by now that Book 4 is significantly different from the narratives of the previous three books. Thucydides focuses more closely on three main arenas that were previously introduced in our earlier readings. It is an exciting bo… Continue reading

05. March 2009 by Arrian
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Call with Cambridge Professor Paul Cartledge

Good conversation – as always – with Professor Paul Cartledge. This time he spoke about and answered questions on ancient Greek culture in general and on Aristotle and Thucydides in particular.Paul Cartledge is Professor of Greek History, the A G … Continue reading

20. February 2009 by Arrian
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