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Welcome! Ancient World is a podcast about the deep Treasures of the Past, from the Greek Philosophy and Myth, the Biblical Stories, the Roman Empire and the Great Rebirth of the Florentine Renaissance!

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Welcome! Ancient World is a podcast about the deep Treasures of the Past, from the Greek Philosophy and Myth, the Biblical Stories, the Roman Empire and the Great Rebirth of the Florentine Renaissance!

    Episode 2 - The Life of Moses and Dante's Paradise with Dr. Dan Sheffler. The Ascent!

    Episode 2 - The Life of Moses and Dante's Paradise with Dr. Dan Sheffler. The Ascent!

    In this episode we have the great pleasure of presenting a first conversation with an expert and scholar in Ancient Philosophy, Dr. Dan Sheffler at Georgetown College in Kentucky!

    The main topics are St. Gregory's "The Life of Moses" and Dante's "Paradiso", and the concept of Spiritual and Intellectual Ascent. We also discuss various elements of the philosophies of Philo, Plato, symbolism as a language and portal to the spiritual, and further interpretations of the old Biblical Stories.

    Thanks for listening,
    and enjoy!


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    Episode 1 - New Season! Diving deeper into Symbolic Readings, and expanding the Symbolic World.

    Episode 1 - New Season! Diving deeper into Symbolic Readings, and expanding the Symbolic World.

    Welcome back to the opening of the third season of the Ancient World Podcast!

    In the coming few months we will look deeper into symbolic readings with the early Church Founders from c. 0-600 AD, and have more conversations and interviews with experts, scholars, and fellow youtubers and podcasters!

    Main themes this season will be the wisdom and beauty of the earliest centuries, and the thinkers leading up to Aquinas and Dante, and the Florentine Renaissance in the 13 hundreds.

    Thanks for listening,
    and enjoy! :))


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    • 27 min
    Episode 48 - Wrapping up the Year, and a Bridge to the Third Season. Happy New Year!

    Episode 48 - Wrapping up the Year, and a Bridge to the Third Season. Happy New Year!

    In this episode we reflect on the whole amazing journey with podcasting this first year through the Greek Myth and Philosophy, the Biblical Stories, and the great Renewal and Rebirth of beauty and widsom in the Florentine Renaissance.



    And as in painting and arts with the Mannerism Period, there might be something to the thought that not much could be added to the foundations of philosophy and theology after they in some ways had been brought to full fruition with Dante and Thomas Aquinas.



    One possible theme for the third season, starting in January, is therefore to look at the first few centuries AD, and go on a little treasure hunt for inspiring thinking and poetic beauty in this period!



    And as always,
    
thank you so much for listening-

    

wishing you a very Merry Christmas



    and a Happy New Year!! :))


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    • 9 min
    Episode 47 - Biography of St. Paul, Logos over Mythos, and the world of the right Hemisphere!

    Episode 47 - Biography of St. Paul, Logos over Mythos, and the world of the right Hemisphere!

    In this episode we'll have a brief look at the biography of St. Paul by NT. Wright, a discussion regarding Mythos and Logos among the early Church Founders - and examples of the two brain hemispheres' different worlds, from "The Master and his Emissary".



    Paul Biography:

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"Master and his Emissary":

    https://amzn.to/38qD31w (US), https://amzn.to/2OY3jZa (UK)

    Thanks for listening,
    and enjoy!



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    • 22 min
    Episode 46 - Five book tips for Christmas!

    Episode 46 - Five book tips for Christmas!

    In this episode we'll discuss and have a few brief excerpts from five great books that are highly recommended for Christmas - and as food for thought!

    The books are:

    Iain McGilChrist, "The Master and his Emissary"
    https://amzn.to/38qD31w (US) - https://amzn.to/2OY3jZa (UK)

    Robert Alter, "Genesis. Translation and Commentary"
    https://amzn.to/2DY2MAo (US) - https://amzn.to/2rPN9YR (UK)

    Mark Vernon, "A Secret History of Christianity"
    https://amzn.to/2Y6W0RY (US) - https://amzn.to/2RehgUu (UK)

    Mattheu Pageau, "The Language of Creation. Cosmic Symbolism in Genesis"
    https://amzn.to/33GEoOb (US) - https://amzn.to/2DD06rF (UK)

    Tom Holland, "Dominion"
    https://amzn.to/33HsuDF (US) - https://amzn.to/2LehmYq (UK)

    And if you buy them from the links above, you'll also support the Ancient World Podcast with 5% of the price - at no cost to you!

    Thanks for listening, 
    and have a great day! :)


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    • 21 min
    Episode 45 - The Final Vision. Canto XXXIII.

    Episode 45 - The Final Vision. Canto XXXIII.

    Dante reaches the end of the Journey, and is granted the Final Vision.


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    • 17 min

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