What is your favorite book on the Ancients?

I am looking for some people to call in to the show.  I am preparing for the next podcast and I like to feature listener’s views.

You found it purely by accident. You sat down between the stacks to read it, because it is there you have a sort of privacy. It feels safe. It feels secure. And it is convenient to decide if this is what you want. However, an hour has passed. You have found the book. The book that has captured your imagination.

I am hoping that some of you out there will call in and tell me about your favorite book.  It has to be a book that stopped you, and made you sit down in between the stacks of the library, and used that secure and private place to read on the Roman or Greek ancient world.  It has to be a book that you took, for an afternoon, to a coffee bar, and spent an afternoon reading while sipping on your favorite Jamaican hazel nut mix or imported tea.    It has to grab you, to keep you entralled.  Call in and tell me about it.  I want to hear from you.  You can talk as long or as short as you want.  Just tell me the name, the author and why it grabbed your attention.

Call the following number: 855-209-6230.

In the book The Serve, How the World became Modern, Stephen Greenblatt (a Professor of Humanities at Harvard) talks about seeing a reduced price book at his college.  He describes how he swooped in on a book called “On the Nature of Things” and how that sent him on his way to research the ancients and who they were.

Can a journey start at a reduced price table?

Have you read such a book?

Why did  you like it?

And why?

What was about it that spoke to you?

Call in at 855-209-6230.

I will put you on the show.


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