Cannae & Thucydides radio doc links
- Salve Irene!
Gradually getting caught up - I should be back on board with "How to Mellify
Meantime, here are two links -- one from your most recent excursion, the
just because it was a refreshing look back:
*Canadian Broadcasting Corp. "Ideas" radio series -- listen free on line*
*The Ghosts of Cannae *-- discussion with Robert O'Connell (author of the
book you've just read)
airdate Thursday Aug 4, 2011
In 216 BCE, forty-eight thousand men were killed a massive knife fight
between the Romans
and Carthaginians in a single day. Military historian *Robert O'Connell *tells
us about that
gruesome day, and how armies fought then and now.
*Thucydides - the first journalist*
About 2,500 years ago, Thucydides travelled ancient Greece, gathering
about a brutal war that plunged the ancient world into chaos. He set high
for accuracy, objectivity and thoroughness in his reporting. IDEAS producer
Nicola Luksic* explains why his account of the Peloponnesian War is relevant
See y'all soon.
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