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
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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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.
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
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Philosophers today often dismiss Plato's Theory of Forms as an outdated and failed attempt by a pre-modern thinker to explain knowledge.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.
AGD Trip to Greece! August 16–24
An announcement about the upcoming Ancient Greece Declassified tour in Greece this summer.
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.
Just finished listening to the first of the series on Plato's Republic, looking forward to the next episode :) .
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.
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.