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Ramsay-Campion Great Books Podcast releases new episode on Thucydides

30 Nov 2022

The fifth episode of the Ramsay-Campion Great Books podcast focuses on Greek historian Thucydides’ classic work, History of the Peloponnesian Wars.

Campion College’s Centre for the Study of the Western Tradition has partnered with the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation this year to produce the Great Books podcast series, hosted by Centre Director Dr Stephen McInerney.

The first series focusses on authors from ancient and classical Greece, including Homer, Sophocles, Thucydides and Plato. You can access all episodes below or via the Ramsay Centre website.

 

Podcasts

Ramsay – Campion Great Books Podcast:  Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War
Dr Stephen McInerney, Professor Simon Haines, Dr Jeremy Bell

The series on the Greeks continues as we turn from Homeric epic and Sophoclean tragedy to Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, a work that not only helps establish the contours of a new literary genre, the History, but in doing so becomes one of the most influential works of political theory in the Western canon.

In this fifth podcast Dr Stephen McInerney is joined by Professor Simon Haines, CEO of the Ramsay Centre and Dr Jeremy Bell, Lecturer in History and Philosophy at Campion College, Sydney.

 

PREVIOUS EPISODES:

Ramsay – Campion Great Books Podcast:  Sophocles Antigone
Dr Stephen McInerney, Professor Simon Haines, Dr Laurel Moffatt

In this podcast we turn our attention to the fifth century and to Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone, one of the Theban plays, which picks up the story of the family of Oedipus, the late King of Thebes, just after the civil war between his sons, Eteocles and Polynices, and opens with the two surviving members of Oedipus’s family, Antigone and Ismene. The play explores the conflict between these sisters, which centres on the larger conflict between individual conscience and the State, and a cluster of other animating tensions: between the old and the new, custom and innovation, and the differences between men and women – all of which are explored as part of the larger search for the meaning of human existence and the nature of human flourishing.

In this fourth podcast Dr Stephen McInerney, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Western Tradition at Campion College is joined by Professor Simon Haines, CEO of The Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation and Dr Laurel Moffatt, Senior Fellow with Anglican Deaconess Ministries.

 

Ramsay – Campion Great Books Podcast Series: Homer’s Odyssey Books 13-24
Dr Stephen McInerney, Dr Colin Dray, Dr Laurel Moffatt

The series on the Greeks continues with the third and final podcast on Homer’s Odyssey. In the second podcast the presenters focused on Books 5-12. In this episode they turn their attention to the second half of the poem covered in Books 13-24.

In this third podcast Dr Stephen McInerney, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Western Tradition at Campion College is joined by Dr Colin Dray, Lecturer in Literature at Campion College together with Dr Laurel Moffatt, Senior Fellow with Anglican Deaconess Ministries.

 

Ramsay – Campion Great Books Podcast: Homer’s Odyssey Books 5-12
Dr Stephen McInerney, Dr Colin Dray, Dr Laurel Moffatt

The series on the Greeks continues with the second of three podcasts on Homer’s Odyssey. In the first episode the presenters discussed Books 1-4, sometimes known as the Telemachy. In this episode the discussion turns to Books 5-12, which focuses on the adventures of Odysseus prior to his return home to Ithaca.

In this second podcast Dr Stephen McInerney, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Western Tradition at Campion College is joined by Dr Colin Dray, Lecturer in Literature at Campion College together with Dr Laurel Moffatt, Senior Fellow with Anglican Deaconess Ministries.

 

Ramsay – Campion Great Books Podcast: Homer’s Odyssey Books 1-4
Dr Stephen McInerney, Dr Colin Dray, Dr Laurel Moffatt 

The series commences with the first of three conversations on Homer’s Odyssey – the story of a complicated man, a hero of the Trojan war, the ruler of Ithaca, and his attempts to get home.

In this first podcast Dr Stephen McInerney, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Western Tradition at Campion College is joined by Dr Colin Dray, Lecturer in Literature at Campion College together with Dr Laurel Moffatt, Senior Fellow with Anglican Deaconess Ministries.

In this conversation, the presenters will focus on Books 1-4 of the 24 books.