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Classical Wisdom Speaks
A Podcast dedicated to bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds. This podcast is provided by Classical Wisdom, to learn more check out www.classicalwisdom.com
6 days ago
Anya and Ben: Why is the Odyssey Relevant Today?
Why should we care about Homer's Odyssey? What lessons can it teach us for our modern world? Should we like Odysseus? Or do we want to see him fail? In this funny Classical Wisdom Speaks episode, Anya Leonard and Ben Potter discuss Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey and its modern relevance. To Learn more about Classical Wisdom Speaks, a podcast dedicated to bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds, check out: https://classicalwisdom.com/podcast-classical-wisdom-speaks/
Jun 19, 2020
Dr. David Lewis: Slavery in Ancient Greece
David Lewis, Lecturer of Greek History and Culture at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland discusses ancient bondage. How did slavery work in the ancient Greek world? Who were the slaves and what do we really know about their lives? For more information about Classical Wisdom's Podcast Classical Wisdom Speaks, please check out our website at: http://classicalwisdom.com
Jun 13, 2020
Sympathy for a Witch? Madeline Miller on Circe
Madeline Miller, the New York Times best selling author of Circe and Song of Achilles, discusses the reasons we need a new perspective for the Odyssean witch, why she evolved into an evil seductress, the role of gods and whether we should like Odysseus in the first place? For more information about Classical Wisdom's Podcast Classical Wisdom Speaks, please check out our website at: http://classicalwisdom.com You can learn more about Madeline Miller on her website: http://madelinemiller.com/circe/ You can purchase Madeline's book, Circe, here: https://www.amazon.com/CIRCE-New-York-Times-bestseller/dp/0316556343
May 30, 2020
Anya and Alex: How Do We Know What's True?
In today's confusing world with its conflicting reports, how do we know what is true? How can we seek it and what should we do when we hear ideas we DON'T agree with? Is there a need for controversy, debate and finding value in the opposition's ideas? In this Classical Wisdom Speaks Episode, Anya Leonard and Alex Barrientos explore what is Truth, whether can we know it and how should we seek it... To Learn more about Classical Wisdom Speaks, a podcast dedicated to bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds, check out: https://classicalwisdom.com/podcast-classical-wisdom-speaks/
May 25, 2020
How Stoicism Can Help During the Pandemic: Donald Robertson Discusses...
Anya Leonard and Donald Robertson discuss Stoicism: How it can help during the pandemic, its rise in popularity, its influence in parenting and whether or not the philosophy is too deterministic. Listen for practical techniques for dealing with isolation, anxiety and depression... For more information about Classical Wisdom's Podcast Classical Wisdom Speaks, please check out our website at: http://classicalwisdom.com For more information on Stoicism and Donald's work, please see below: Modern Stoicism: https://modernstoicism.com/ Modern Stoicism Downloads and Courses: https://learn.modernstoicism.com/ Donald Robertson's website: https://donaldrobertson.name/ Donald Robertson's downloads and courses: https://learn.donaldrobertson.name/
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May 9, 2020
Did Ayn Rand Improve on Aristotle? Aaron Smith Discusses...
Aaron Smith, Fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, talks about Aristotle, his impact on Rand, why she called him the 'cultural barometer of western history' - as well as 'the forgotten man of philosophy'. What did Rand love about Aristotle... and what did she hate? For more information about Classical Wisdom's Podcast Classical Wisdom Speaks, please check out our website at: http://classicalwisdom.com Aaron Smith's biography at the Ayn Rand Institute: https://ari.aynrand.org/experts/aaron-smith/ Ayn Rand's review of Aristotle by John Herman Randall, Jr..: https://courses.aynrand.org/works/review-of-aristotle-by-john-herman-randall-jr/ Aaron's article on Stoicism: https://newideal.aynrand.org/the-false-promise-of-stoicism/ The Objectivist Academic Center: https://aynrand.org/students/objectivist-academic-center/
May 2, 2020
Anya and Alex: Does Stoicism Live up to the Hype?
The ancient philosophy of Stoicism has been enjoying a rise in popularity of late... but does it live up the hype? Is it philosophically sound? And does it really help? In this Classical Wisdom Speaks Episode, Anya Leonard and Alex Barrientos explore the nature of Stoicism and its application here and now. To Learn more about Classical Wisdom Speaks, a podcast dedicated to bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds, check out: https://classicalwisdom.com/podcast-classical-wisdom-speaks/
Apr 8, 2020
Dr. James S. Romm on Dying Every Day
James S. Romm, James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor, Director of the Classical Studies Program at Bard College, Annandale, NY discusses dying every day, the ancient philosophy of Seneca and how we learn how to die. For more information about Classical Wisdom's Podcasts with Professors, please check out our website at: http://classicalwisdom.com You can purchase Dr. James S. Romm's book, "Dying Every Day" here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/209852/dying-every-day-by-james-romm/9780307743749/
Apr 7, 2020
Professor Barry Strauss on the Roman Empire
Did Rome commit suicide? Or was it Murdered? Barry Strauss, Professor of History and Classics, Cornell University, discusses the Fall of the Roman Empire, Roman women in power and the role of Immigration in Ancient Rome. Anya Leonard, Founder of Classical Wisdom (http://classicalwisdom.com) presents...Classical Wisdom Speaks: A Podcasts dedicated to bringing Ancient Wisdom to Modern Minds. This podcast is made possible by Classical Wisdom Members. If you wish to become a Member and support the Classics, learn more here: https://classicalwisdom.com/classical-wisdom-membership/ For more information regarding Barry Strauss' book, Ten Caesars, please click here: http://tick.news/28 For more information on Barry's Podcast, please click here: http://tick.news/29 *Original podcast was recorded in 2019*
Mar 15, 2020
Anya and Alex: Should We Kill the Tyrant?
In honor of the Ides of March, April 15, Anya Leonard and Alex Barrientos discuss whether Brutus was the Patriot or Traitor... and whether it's moral to kill the Tyrant? To Learn more about Classical Wisdom Speaks, a podcast dedicated to bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds, check out: https://classicalwisdom.com/podcast-classical-wisdom-speaks/