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Nature in the Classical World

Nature in the Classical World

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Nature in the Classical World

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A series of podcasts from students at the College of the Holy Cross that offers a modern take on the ancient environment.

Latest Episodes

Lucretius' The Nature of Things

In this podcast, co-hosts Will Weber and Sean Kirkpatrick continue their discussion on how the Ancients viewed the Relationship between the Gods and the Natural World by examining Lucretius' The Nature of Things. Many Ancient Poets, such as Hesiod and Homer, believed that Zeus and the Greek Gods had a purposeful hand in the creation, existence and destruction of the Natural World. Lucretius, in his epic poem The Nature of Things, derives a different explanation for how the Gods and the World interact. In this episode, Co-Hosts Will and Sean dive deeper into a particular passage that encompasses Lucretius' unique and possibly revolutionary view of the Universe, and offer their own compelling interpretation.

15 min2016 DEC 18
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Lucretius' The Nature of Things

Ancient Plagues and Classical Gods

This podcast discusses the relationship between gods and plagues in the classical world.

9 min2016 DEC 16
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Ancient Plagues and Classical Gods

Labor Conquers All...Or Does It?

This podcast reviews how labor in the classical world relates to our modern interpretation of hard work.

10 min2016 DEC 13
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Labor Conquers All...Or Does It?

Exploitation or Celebration of Nature: From Antiquity to Modernity

Were people of the ancient world less controlling and more respectful of nature than people of today?

10 min2016 DEC 9
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Exploitation or Celebration of Nature: From Antiquity to Modernity

Hypocrisy is Classic

In this week’s chapter of “Nature in the Classical World”, Holy Cross students Caroline and Allison discuss the conflicting ways in which the Ancient Greeks and Romans think about and act upon nature, a hypocrisy, we discover, that still characterizes our interactions with nature today.

15 min2016 DEC 6
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Hypocrisy is Classic

Nature and Divinity: The Personification of the Natural Environment as Dynamic and Godly Characters

The Ancient Greeks had a very intimate connection with the environment around them and it therefore help a great significance to them. They portrayed this significance in their literature as they created characters out of natural elements that were imbued with a divinity. In this podcast two Ancient Greek works (Homer's Iliad and Hesiod's Theogony) will be discussed in this light.

10 min2016 DEC 2
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Nature and Divinity: The Personification of the Natural Environment as Dynamic and Godly Characters

Ancient Greek Worship vs. Catholicism Today

A comparison between ancient Greek worship and modern Catholic worship by highlighting a few specific similarities and differences between the two.

11 min2016 NOV 29
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Ancient Greek Worship vs. Catholicism Today

There's a She-Wolf in Your Classics

This podcast discusses the similarities between the exploitation of animals both in the ancient world and today, the ramifications of this exploitation then and now, and what the continuation of this behavior means for us as a society moving forward.

15 min2016 NOV 25
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There's a She-Wolf in Your Classics

Recycling Your Soul: Reincarnation in the Ancient and Modern World

The possibility of immortal souls and reincarnation through the Presocratics and Dr. Jim Tucker.

10 min2016 NOV 22
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Recycling Your Soul: Reincarnation in the Ancient and Modern World

Yesterday's Greeks, Today

This podcast aims to connect ancient Greek heroism with modern efforts to go green.

10 min2016 NOV 18
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Yesterday's Greeks, Today

Latest Episodes

Lucretius' The Nature of Things

In this podcast, co-hosts Will Weber and Sean Kirkpatrick continue their discussion on how the Ancients viewed the Relationship between the Gods and the Natural World by examining Lucretius' The Nature of Things. Many Ancient Poets, such as Hesiod and Homer, believed that Zeus and the Greek Gods had a purposeful hand in the creation, existence and destruction of the Natural World. Lucretius, in his epic poem The Nature of Things, derives a different explanation for how the Gods and the World interact. In this episode, Co-Hosts Will and Sean dive deeper into a particular passage that encompasses Lucretius' unique and possibly revolutionary view of the Universe, and offer their own compelling interpretation.

15 min2016 DEC 18
Comments
Lucretius' The Nature of Things

Ancient Plagues and Classical Gods

This podcast discusses the relationship between gods and plagues in the classical world.

9 min2016 DEC 16
Comments
Ancient Plagues and Classical Gods

Labor Conquers All...Or Does It?

This podcast reviews how labor in the classical world relates to our modern interpretation of hard work.

10 min2016 DEC 13
Comments
Labor Conquers All...Or Does It?

Exploitation or Celebration of Nature: From Antiquity to Modernity

Were people of the ancient world less controlling and more respectful of nature than people of today?

10 min2016 DEC 9
Comments
Exploitation or Celebration of Nature: From Antiquity to Modernity

Hypocrisy is Classic

In this week’s chapter of “Nature in the Classical World”, Holy Cross students Caroline and Allison discuss the conflicting ways in which the Ancient Greeks and Romans think about and act upon nature, a hypocrisy, we discover, that still characterizes our interactions with nature today.

15 min2016 DEC 6
Comments
Hypocrisy is Classic

Nature and Divinity: The Personification of the Natural Environment as Dynamic and Godly Characters

The Ancient Greeks had a very intimate connection with the environment around them and it therefore help a great significance to them. They portrayed this significance in their literature as they created characters out of natural elements that were imbued with a divinity. In this podcast two Ancient Greek works (Homer's Iliad and Hesiod's Theogony) will be discussed in this light.

10 min2016 DEC 2
Comments
Nature and Divinity: The Personification of the Natural Environment as Dynamic and Godly Characters

Ancient Greek Worship vs. Catholicism Today

A comparison between ancient Greek worship and modern Catholic worship by highlighting a few specific similarities and differences between the two.

11 min2016 NOV 29
Comments
Ancient Greek Worship vs. Catholicism Today

There's a She-Wolf in Your Classics

This podcast discusses the similarities between the exploitation of animals both in the ancient world and today, the ramifications of this exploitation then and now, and what the continuation of this behavior means for us as a society moving forward.

15 min2016 NOV 25
Comments
There's a She-Wolf in Your Classics

Recycling Your Soul: Reincarnation in the Ancient and Modern World

The possibility of immortal souls and reincarnation through the Presocratics and Dr. Jim Tucker.

10 min2016 NOV 22
Comments
Recycling Your Soul: Reincarnation in the Ancient and Modern World

Yesterday's Greeks, Today

This podcast aims to connect ancient Greek heroism with modern efforts to go green.

10 min2016 NOV 18
Comments
Yesterday's Greeks, Today
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