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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

Classical Wisdom Speaks Classical Wisdom

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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

    Lost in Thought with Zena Hitz

    Lost in Thought with Zena Hitz

    How can we Truly be lost in thought? What does the love of learning look like... can it be corrupted? And how can we find the time for leisure? 
    This week’s episode is with Dr. Zena Hitz, Tutor at St. John's College in Annapolis, MD and Winner of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, The Dallas Institute. Zena is also the author of Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life. 
    We discuss how we can find leisure, why it's important, and the fantastic story behind MC Hammer and Zena’s friendship. 
    You can purchase Zena’s book Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life Here.
    For more information about Classical Wisdom's Podcast Classical Wisdom Speaks, please check out our website at: http://classicalwisdom.com

    • 58 min
    War Dead in Archaic Athens with Cezary Kucewicz

    War Dead in Archaic Athens with Cezary Kucewicz

    It’s Niche. Very Niche... But how exactly did ancient Athens bury their soldiers? How did this change over time? And what huge implications could this difference mean both then... and now? 
    This week's Classical Wisdom Speaks is with Cezary Kucewicz, a National Science Centre Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of History, University of Gdansk, Poland, and Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK. He is also the author of The Treatment of the War Dead in Archaic Athens.
    We discuss what exactly are the ancient war dead, how the custom changed dramatically between the archaic and classical periods of ancient Greece and what that change signifies...

    If you would like to learn more about Cezary’s book, The Treatment of the War Dead in Archaic Athens, please go to: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-treatment-of-the-war-dead-in-archaic-athens-9781350151550/ 
    For more information about Classical Wisdom's Podcast Classical Wisdom Speaks, please check out our website at: http://classicalwisdom.com

    • 47 min
    Strategic Humanism with Claudia Hauer

    Strategic Humanism with Claudia Hauer

    How are the Classics relevant to modern leaders? What lessons can they learn from Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides or Aristotle? And what can these ancient texts teach us in light of our modern technology and the state of democracy?

    This week's Classical Wisdom Speaks episode is with Claudia Hauer, an expert on liberal education, military education, and the relationship between the two. Claudia teaches humanities, science, and languages in the Great Books program at St. John's College, and moral philosophy at the United States Air Force Academy, where she holds the Lyon Chair in Professional Ethics. She is also the author of Strategic Humanism: Lessons in Leadership from the Ancient Greeks.

    We discuss strategic humanism, lessons from the ancient world and how we can connect theory to practice.

    You can find Claudia’s book, Strategic Humanism: Lessons in Leadership from the Ancient Greeks at: https://www.politicalanimalpress.com/product/strategic-humanism/

    For more information about Classical Wisdom's Podcast Classical Wisdom Speaks, please check out our website at: http://classicalwisdom.com​​​​​

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    • 37 min
    Defending the Western Canon...? With Zachary Davis

    Defending the Western Canon...? With Zachary Davis

    What is the Canon? How is it defined? What should it look like... and should we even have it in the first place? 
    This week’s Classical Wisdom Speaks is with Zachary Davis, the founder and president of Lyceum, an educational audio studio, the VP of Content for Himalaya as well as the organizer of the Sound Education conference. Zachary is also the host of Ministry of Ideas and Writ Large, a founding member of the Hub & Spoke audio collective.
    We discuss the history of the cannon, how it has evolved and what it should look like. 
    To learn more about Zachary's work, please go to: https://www.zacharystevendavis.com/

    For more information about Classical Wisdom's Podcast Classical Wisdom Speaks, please check out our website at: http://classicalwisdom.com​​​​

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    • 41 min
    Stoic Duty: The Formula for Living Well with Jack Visnjic

    Stoic Duty: The Formula for Living Well with Jack Visnjic

    What was the Stoic Formula for living the good life? When was the idea of moral duty conceived? And why was its invention so controversial? 
    This week's Classical Wisdom Speaks Podcast is with Jack Visnjic, also known as Lantern Jack, host of the  - Ancient Greece Declassified Podcast and Director of Research at the Anacyclosis Institute. He is also author the new book, “The Invention of Duty: Stoicism as Deontology”
    You can find Jack's book here: https://brill.com/view/title/58430 
    You can listen to Jack's podcast, Ancient Greece Declassified, here: http://greecepodcast.com/ 
    For more information about Classical Wisdom's Podcast Classical Wisdom Speaks, please check out our website at: http://classicalwisdom.com​​​​
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    • 44 min
    Can We Find Stoic Joy? With William B. Irvine

    Can We Find Stoic Joy? With William B. Irvine

    Can we experience Stoic Joy? Why has there been a dramatic change in how we perceive Stoicism? And how can the ancient philosophy reduce stress and anxiety as well as help us achieve our goals?

    This week's Classical Wisdom Speaks Podcast is with William B. Irvine, Professor of Philosophy at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Author of seven books, including The Stoic Challenge, and A Guide To The Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy.

    If you would like to learn more about Dr. Irvine’s books, includingThe Stoic Challenge and A Guide to the Good Life, please look at his website: williambirvine.com/

    For more information about Classical Wisdom's Podcast Classical Wisdom Speaks, please check out our website at: http://classicalwisdom.com​​​​

    Learn more about our upcoming Stoic ESSAY Competition here: https://classicalwisdom.com/stoicism-essay-competition/

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    *Please note, this podcast was originally recorded in 2019, before the pandemic. 

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

HPLawrence ,

Fantastic Podcast!

Been listening and loving it for a few months. Oddly I listen to it — it seems like —everytime I wash dishes. I suppose I crave classical wisdom at that time 😂. Great show!

Ageejesse ,

Best of a limited field.

A Case For Trump - that guy. Really?

Lantern_Jack ,

Fantastic show!

Big ideas, fascinating conversations, and healthy doses of classical wisdom—that’s what this show delivers. If you’re a history geek or a classics freak (or just a curious person in general) you’re going to LOVE this show!

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