No Republic Was Ever Greater, Ep. 1

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This is the first episode of a new series on New Humanists, called "No Republic Was Ever Greater." We are walking through the masterpiece, "Ab Urbe Condita," by Ancient Roman historian Titus Livy and the great commentary on Livy, Renaissance philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli's Discourses. In this episode, we consider the lessons that founders and leaders can learn from Livy's account of the Trojan hero Aeneas.

Livy's Ab Urbe Condita: https://amzn.to/3gYwtbh

Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy: https://amzn.to/3NtNBSj

Paul Cantor's Lecture 1 of 3 on Romeo and Juliet: https://youtu.be/XnaSBpwQDhY?t=3124

Dan Carlin's Death Throes of the Republic: https://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-death-throes-of-the-republic-series/

Herodotus' The Histories: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9781400031146

Thucydides' The Peloponnesian War: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780684827902

Barack Obama's Remarks to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs: https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/remarks-the-chicago-council-global-affairs

Fustel de Coulanges's La Cité Antique (French): https://amzn.to/3yzATuZ

Fustel de Coulanges's The Ancient City (English): https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780648690542

Euripides' Helen: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780199537969

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Music: Save Us Now by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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