I am the Lonely Professor because I have no students to question. Kept from my classroom, I attempt to make the political philosophy of ancient Greece fun and accessible. Is Antigone an impetuous teenager or feminist hero? Is Donald Trump Alcibiades? Where is today's Socrates? The point is to ask and attempt to answer great political questions and make ancient Greece relevant to our everyday lives.
Episode 2, Which comes first family, religion or country?
In this episode, I introduce Sophocles and his tragedy Antigone. Is Antigone a feminist icon or an impetuous teenager? Why is she so mean to her sister and why must she bury her dead brother, no matter the cost?
Episode 1, Why read the ancient Greeks?
This episode is ambitious! I investigate over 2500 years of Western civilization to figure out why we should bother reading ancient Greek political philosophy. Just for fun? To learn the lessons of history? Or to reveal timeless ideas relevant to our everyday lives?