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  • Science Education in the Early Roman Empire

  • By: Richard Carrier
  • Narrated by: Richard Carrier
  • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Throughout the Roman Empire cities held public speeches and lectures, had libraries, and teachers and professors in the sciences and the humanities, some subsidized by the state. There even existed something equivalent to universities, and medical and engineering schools. What were they like? What did they teach? Who got to attend them? In the first treatment of this subject ever published, Dr. Richard Carrier answers all these questions and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Leslie RP on 01-14-17

Just wish it were longer.

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Reviewed: 06-02-17

Carrier is awesome and thorough. I just want more! I can hardly wait for the second part.

  • Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans

  • By: Plutarch
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 83 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 114

Plutarch (c. AD 46-AD 120) was born to a prominent family in the small Greek town of Chaeronea, about 20 miles east of Delphi in the region known as Boeotia. His best known work is the Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans, arranged in pairs to illuminate their common moral virtues and vices. The surviving lives contain 23 pairs, each with one Greek life and one Roman life as well as four unpaired single lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shakespearean!

  • By SJ on 09-29-16

A treasure of history

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Reviewed: 05-10-17

A fantastic performance of a lengthy and rich series of amazing biographies. I look forward to revisiting many of my favourites in the future.

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