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The podcast that transports you to the ancient world and back, with some good conversation along the way. It's not just about ancient Greece. It's about a huge chunk of human history that the Greek texts give us access to: from Egypt and Babylon, to Persia, to Carthage and Rome, we'll sail the wine-dark sea of history with some expert guides at the helm. Topics will include archaeology, literature, and philosophy. New episode every month.

Ancient Greece Declassified Dr. Lantern Jack

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    • 4.8 • 60 Ratings

The podcast that transports you to the ancient world and back, with some good conversation along the way. It's not just about ancient Greece. It's about a huge chunk of human history that the Greek texts give us access to: from Egypt and Babylon, to Persia, to Carthage and Rome, we'll sail the wine-dark sea of history with some expert guides at the helm. Topics will include archaeology, literature, and philosophy. New episode every month.

    49 When a Philosopher Ruled the World | Marcus Aurelius w/ Donald Robertson

    49 When a Philosopher Ruled the World | Marcus Aurelius w/ Donald Robertson

    Was Marcus Aurelius really the enlightened ruler that history books and modern movies portray him as? And is his brand of Stoic philosophy applicable to the modern world?
    With us to discuss these and other questions is Donald Robertson, a psychotherapist and the author of How to Think Like and Emperor and Verissimus.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    AGD Tour Update – Only a Few Spots Left!

    AGD Tour Update – Only a Few Spots Left!

    An update on the AGD Tour happening in Greece from August 16-24
    For an outline of the itinerary click here. 

    • 7 min
    48 Time Traveling to the Ancient World

    48 Time Traveling to the Ancient World

    Thirty three scholars, philosophers, and archaeologists answer the question: If you could time travel to the ancient world, who would you want to meet?
    Scholars featured + the timestamps when they appear:
    2:10  Edith Hall
    3:36  Eric Cline
    4:30  Andromache Karanika
    5:45  Josiah Ober
    6:48  Rush Rehm
    7:30  Ian Morris
    8:02  Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
    9:20  Patrick Hunt
    9:46  Raffaella Cribiore
    11:04  Mark Adams
    12:20  Peter Adamson
    13:47  Richard Martin
    15:08  M. M. McCabe
    16:37  Zina Giannopoulou
    18:45  Greg Nagy
    19:43  Caroline Winterer
    20:04  Melissa Lane
    22:28  Alicia Stallings
    22:57  Rhiannon Evans
    24:04  Barbara Graziosi
    24:54  Walter Scheidel
    25:12  Matt Simonton
    26:30  Emily Greenwood
    27:57  Olga Levaniouk
    30:00  Steele Brand
    32:55  Rachel Barney
    33:36  Angie Hobbs
    35:31  Adrian Goldsworthy
    36:30  Mary Bachvarova
    37:42  Jonathan Lear
    39:40  Mary Townsend
    40:31  Gabriel Richardson Lear
    42:14  Ben Morison

    • 47 min
    R7.5 The Forms, the Matrix, and AI w/ John Vervaeke

    R7.5 The Forms, the Matrix, and AI w/ John Vervaeke

    Philosophers today often dismiss Plato's Theory of Forms as an outdated and failed attempt by a pre-modern thinker to explain knowledge. However, cognitive scientist John Vervaeke offers a radically different take on Plato's theory and how it ties in with recent debates about the nature of intelligence.
    John Vervaeke is a professor at the University of Toronto and the creator of the popular YouTube series Awakening from the Meaning Crisis. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    AGD Trip to Greece! August 16–24

    AGD Trip to Greece! August 16–24

    An announcement about the upcoming Ancient Greece Declassified tour in Greece this summer. 

    • 5 min
    R7 The Cave | Plato's Republic, book 7 w/ Ben Morison

    R7 The Cave | Plato's Republic, book 7 w/ Ben Morison

    The cave analogy, which takes up the majority of book 7 of the Republic, is one of the most famous passages in all of western philosophy.
    In this episode, we are joined by Ben Morison, professor of philosophy at Princeton, to dive deep into the allegory and unpack its various levels of meaning. 

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

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Just finished listening to the first of the series on Plato's Republic, looking forward to the next episode :) .

CharZhao ,

Refreshing take

Ancient greek history has always been fascinating, but Dr. lantern Jack really puts such a great spin on the narration and storytelling. Compelling, entertaining, and incredibly insightful.

burger bin ,

Brilliant historical insight and facts

Best podcast I have ever listened too ... well produced , great selection of guest speakers and an inviting host who skilfully lifts back the veil of Ancient Greece/Rome and allows the listener to travel back in time.

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