Marcus Aurelius addenda
- Salvete omnes!
1. AURELIUS LECTURE ON YOUTUBE
I found this lecture on YouTube. The video quality is awful, and the
presenter's constant pacing is distracting, but I did find the **content**
really well presented, thought-provoking. Very accessible to everyone in
our group, I think.
NOTE: In full-screen mode, the YouTube video sometimes freezes (esp. part 3
and part 5), but the audio continutes uninterrupted. To unlock the image,
escape back to partial screen, then return to full screen.
2. AURELIUS DIALOGUES
Maybe of interest to those who already have a grounding in Aurelius--a
creative re-presentation of key Aurelian concepts in dialogue
This is a slim little book, with a preface explaining the author's rationale
for organizing and re-presenting Aurelius in dialog format.
3. MOVIE: THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Picks up in the year 180 CE, so the last two years of Aurelius's life. With
Alec Guiness as Aurelius, and Sophia Loren as his daughter Lucilla.
Astounding cast and production values.
I found the collector's edition of this remaindered in our local Zellers
store. Zellers is owned by the American chain store Target, so that would
be a good place to start looking for it. The epic movie on 2 discs, plus a
third disc of shorter films about Rome, plus a reproduction of the original
souvenir program, and 6 jumbo-postcard size stills from the movie--all for
just $10.00 CDN. Looks like I got a bargain, because both Amazon.ca and
Amazon.com want over $35 for the same package..
Internet Movie Database has a large file on this movie.
4. OPEN CULTURE
Heard this mentioned on radio KIXI -- wow! This is the web at its best. I
haven't had time to more than skim the surface, but it is majorly
Summary page of key areas -- free audiobooks, courses, intelligent video,
Samples of 2 free courses:
UCLA Berkeley History 4A: The ancient Mediterranean World free MP3
UCLA Berkeley History 106B: The Roman Empire free MP3 downloads
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