Episode 9 - The deepest Pit, and Cocytus
Ancient World
by Richard Emerson
1y ago
The Pilgrim and Virgil start walking on the Lake of Ice, and deeper into the darkness. They meet Ugolino and Ruggieri, and then later in the distance - something looking like a giant windmill. Then they see that it's Lucifer, with his enormous wings. Thanks for listening! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy ..read more
Visit website
Episode 7 - The Lower Inferno
Ancient World
by Richard Emerson
1y ago
Virgil explains the overall structure of the Inferno to the Pilgrim, and the three deepest circles. Then they walk through the seventh circle, and meet the monster Geryon, flying up from the Abyss. Thanks for listening! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy ..read more
Visit website
Canto 3, The GATE of Inferno
Ancient World
by Richard Emerson
1y ago
Virgil and the Pilgrim pass through the Gate, and reach the river Acheron, with the boatman CHARON. The horrors of Inferno makes the Pilgrim pass out at the shores. Enjoy! Follow us on Twitter: @AncientWorldOrg Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy ..read more
Visit website
Etymology - the meaning of "Easter" and "Equinox"!
Ancient World
by Richard Emerson
2y ago
The origins of the words "Easter", "Pasqua" (In the Italian), and "Equinox". Enjoy! Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy ..read more
Visit website
"The Lord of the Rings", a Book Talk with Podcaster Adam Bishop
Ancient World
by Richard Emerson
2y ago
In this episode we'll be talking about the great literary epic of J.R.R. Tolkien: "The Lord of the Rings" with podcaster and student of linguistics in Missouri, Adam Bishop. The focus of the conversation is his favorite parts of the books, and the impact they've had on his life and outlook on the world. Adam's Philosophy and Mythology Podcast "Unlimited Opinions" is here: https://open.spotify.com/show/4J1YVPSzSINtmNZJn5HAvl Thanks for listening! .. (This episode is cross-posted from our new series with Book Talks on the "RENAISSANCE" Podcast) https://awpodcast.com/renaissance Music credi ..read more
Visit website
Interview: Dr. Phil Cary about Dante's Cosmology, and the 24 Wise People in the Sun.
Ancient World
by Richard Emerson
2y ago
Join us for an excellent conversation with Dr. Phil Cary, Professor at Eastern University Pennsylvania, about the structure of Dante's Cosmology and the 24 wise people in the sphere of the Sun. We'll also talk about the movement of the souls, and his favorite moments of wisdom and beauty from the Divine Comedy. Thanks for listening!  (This episode is also posted on our podcast "Dante's Divine Comedy" on iTunes & Spotify) .. Dr. Phillip Cary is Professor of Philosophy at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, where he is also Scholar-in-Residence at the Templeton Honors Colle ..read more
Visit website
Meditation #7 - How to escape the Grip of the Sirens
Ancient World
by Richard Emerson
2y ago
In the second Dream of the Purgatory, Dante is giving us a practical suggestion as to how we could escape the temptations and being in the thrall of the destructive Sirens. He then sums it all up in one verse line. And a shoutout to one of our listeners, Jeff, for the great feedback on twitter -- Thanks for listening! The latest episode about Florence in the 13-hundreds is here: https://richardemerson.awpodcast.com/News/Florence-in-the-13-hundreds-An-overview-Arts-Architecture-Dante-and-the-Albizzi-Family .. A special thanks goes out to our very generous Patrons: Caldazar, Seán Eckmann, Laura ..read more
Visit website
Meditation #6 - What motivates us, and how to create a great life!
Ancient World
by Richard Emerson
2y ago
In the very heart of the Divine Comedy, Virgil explains the nature and source of our motivations, and how they can be misguided even if they feel good. This also lies at the center of the overall argument in the Comedy, that the path to Happiness comes through deeping self-insight, and through choosing the constructive actions to create a great life and future. Thanks for listening!  A special thanks goes out to our very generous Patrons: Caldazar, Seán Eckmann, Laura Daligan, Michael Leighty, Claudia, Aidan Chavasse and Santheep on patreon.com/ancientworld - thank you! And we have a new ..read more
Visit website
Meditations #5 - Dante's thoughts on Free Will and a Predictable Future.
Ancient World
by Richard Emerson
2y ago
When Dante asks his great-great grandfather Cacciaguida about his own future, Cacciaguida explains how this can be foreseen in the timeless Realm of Paradiso, without removing Dante from his Free Will to choose. This meditation spins out from the discussions in episodes 6-8 of season 1 on the Unlimited Opinions Podcast. Thanks for listening! A special thanks goes out to our very generous Patrons: Caldazar, Seán Eckmann, Laura Daligan, Michael Leighty, Claudia, Aidan Chavasse and Santheep on patreon.com/ancientworld - thank you!! And we have a new twitter, join us at https://twitter.com/Ancien ..read more
Visit website
Meditations #4 - Dante's view on Imagination
Ancient World
by Richard Emerson
2y ago
In this episode and Meditation #4 we'll look at Dante's thoughts on the nature of Imagination, and how he is beautifully showing us his experiences of three scenes in his mind, and the going in and out of these visions. And also, we'd love to hear from you! You can now reach out to us on our new twitter account @AncientWorldOrg, or join us in the member community on patreon.com/ancientworld - we'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas for new episodes :) Thanks for listening! --- A special thanks goes out to our very generous Patrons: Caldazar, Seán Eckmann, Laura Daligan, Michael Leighty, Cla ..read more
Visit website

Follow Ancient World on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR