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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

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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

    Anya and Ben: Why is the Odyssey Relevant Today?

    Anya and Ben: Why is the Odyssey Relevant Today?

    Why should we care about Homer's Odyssey? What lessons can it teach us for our modern world? Should we like Odysseus? Or do we want to see him fail? In this funny Classical Wisdom Speaks episode, Anya Leonard and Ben Potter discuss Homer's epic poem,...

    • 30 min
    Dr. David Lewis: Slavery in Ancient Greece

    Dr. David Lewis: Slavery in Ancient Greece

    David Lewis, Lecturer of Greek History and Culture at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland discusses ancient bondage. How did slavery work in the ancient Greek world? Who were the slaves and what do we really know about their lives?For more information...

    • 13 min
    Sympathy for a Witch? Madeline Miller on Circe

    Sympathy for a Witch? Madeline Miller on Circe

    Madeline Miller, the New York Times best selling author of Circe and Song of Achilles, discusses the reasons we need a new perspective for the Odyssean witch, why she evolved into an evil seductress, the role of gods and whether we should like Odysseus...

    • 24 min
    Anya and Alex: How Do We Know What's True?

    Anya and Alex: How Do We Know What's True?

    In today's confusing world with its conflicting reports, how do we know what is true? How can we seek it and what should we do when we hear ideas we DON'T agree with? Is there a need for controversy, debate and finding value in the opposition's ideas?...

    • 42 min
    How Stoicism Can Help During the Pandemic: Donald Robertson Discusses...

    How Stoicism Can Help During the Pandemic: Donald Robertson Discusses...

    Anya Leonard and Donald Robertson discuss Stoicism: How it can help during the pandemic, its rise in popularity, its influence in parenting and whether or not the philosophy is too deterministic. Listen for practical techniques for dealing with...

    • 1 hr
    Did Ayn Rand Improve on Aristotle? Aaron Smith Discusses...

    Did Ayn Rand Improve on Aristotle? Aaron Smith Discusses...

    Aaron Smith, Fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, talks about Aristotle, his impact on Rand, why she called him the 'cultural barometer of western history' - as well as 'the forgotten man of philosophy'. What did Rand love about Aristotle... and what did...

    • 31 min

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