The Iliad (discussed in a remote Trojan colony in eastern Kansas in the 1980s)

Here are a few more tapes I had commissioned from professors Dennis Quinn and John Senior back in the 80s, this time on the Iliad. The sound is not always good, but the content rewards careful listening. I’m not sure they are always in the right order, but with these professors, this is hardly fatal. The digressions are often more important than the exposition (digressions being, as Senior said, ‘off the topic but on the theme’). I should forewarn prospective listeners that a wierd fowl (of unspecified species) and a number of Afghan hounds (raised by Mrs. Senior, as the tapes were recorded at the Senior farmhouse) often accompany, or even interrupt, the talks.

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Iliad 01:

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Iliad 04:

A conversation about Plato’s Republic by two of my former teachers

These chats were organized and recorded at my request in the mid 1980s. They in part reproduced humanities lectures I had attended at the Univ. of Kansas in the early 1970s. They feature Dr. Dennis Quinn and Dr. John Senior.

Plato 01:

Plato 02:

Plato 03:

Plato 04:

Plato 05:

Plato 06:

Plato 07:

Plato 08: