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Quintus Curtius is an attorney, writer, translator, and former Marine officer. His books deal with a variety of ethical, moral, and character topics, using examples in history, biography, literature, and philosophy. The result is both unique and inspiring. His podcasts are his personal dialogues with listeners.
He can be found at www.qcurtius.com

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    • Arts
    • 4.7, 54 Ratings

Quintus Curtius is an attorney, writer, translator, and former Marine officer. His books deal with a variety of ethical, moral, and character topics, using examples in history, biography, literature, and philosophy. The result is both unique and inspiring. His podcasts are his personal dialogues with listeners.
He can be found at www.qcurtius.com

    The Door In The Wall (A Story By H.G. Wells)

    The Door In The Wall (A Story By H.G. Wells)

    This podcast is a reading of H.G. Wells's short story "The Door In The Wall." Published in 1911, it is considered one of his finest short pieces. It describes a young boy's discovery of a secret door that led to an enchanted land, and the effect that this secret revelation had on the rest of his life.

    • 45 min
    Two Poems: "Sailing To Byzantium" And "The Lake Isle At Innisfree"

    Two Poems: "Sailing To Byzantium" And "The Lake Isle At Innisfree"

    In this podcast, I read two short poems by William Butler Yeats. Listen, relax, and let your mind roam to some other place.

    • 4 min
    The Brazilian Cat. A Tale Of Terror By Sir A. Conan Doyle.

    The Brazilian Cat. A Tale Of Terror By Sir A. Conan Doyle.

    This podcast is a reading of A. Conan Doyle's terrifying tale "The Brazilian Cat." Published in 1898, the story describes the ordeal of a young heir to a fortune who is deliberately locked in a cage with a ferocious jungle cat by a sinister relative determined to murder him.

    • 50 min
    The Flowering Of The Strange Orchid

    The Flowering Of The Strange Orchid

    In this podcast, I read H.G. Wells's short story "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid." It is a weird tale of imaginative fiction that relates the story of a mild-mannered orchid enthusiast who buys an unknown species of jungle orchid. As he cultivates it, he finds out that he got more than he bargained for.

    • 21 min
    A Sudden Punch To Shatter Glacial Rigmarole

    A Sudden Punch To Shatter Glacial Rigmarole

    When things have reached a state of paralysis or gridlock, it is often necessary to shatter the paralysis by taking decisive, muscular action. Real leaders do not sit on their hands and wait to test the prevailing winds of opinion. Have the moral courage to act. Many today who call themselves "leaders" ignore or have forgotten this principle. This podcast discusses three examples taken from Winston Churchill's "The World Crisis." They show how he harnessed this principle in 1919 to break through the paralysis that had come to surround some critical issues.

    • 22 min
    The Diamond Maker

    The Diamond Maker

    In this podcast, I read H.G. Wells's short story "The Diamond Maker." The tale raises questions about the price that creative people have to pay for their efforts. Have a listen, and see what you think.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

dgwainwright ,

An Essential Listen

Quintus Curtius brings everything from ancient wisdom to street-smart advice in this podcast. As a young man setting out in the world, I find value in his words and recommend this podcast to those who value knowledge and adventure.

tdludes ,

No soy

Very insightful and wise

paxdemon ,

Real wisdom

Love the podcast and the blog is superb. The only reason I give 4 stars is he provides some solid analysis of individual and cultural problems but often doesn’t give any actionable advice that you as an individual can carry out. There’s a certain amount of reading between the lines. But more “real life” anecdotes would be helpful.

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