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Podcast of Dean Karnazes and Paul Cartledge - Marathon and Moderns

You can now listen to the fifth Marathon2500 lecture, Marathon and the Moderns, featuring ultra-marathoner Dean Karnazes and Professor Paul Cartledge.

Listen online:

Download and listen on your iPod (etc):

You can download and listen to your ipod by "right-clicking" on the link above and choosing "Download Linked File." Once you have it downloaded to your computer, you can double-click on the file and it will open in iTunes or in whatever you use to listen to music (note: once it's in iTunes, you can then sync up your iPod, etc so you can listen to the lecture on the go). 

Special thanks again to our sponsors, Citrix Online and their HiDefConferencing division.


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Marathon and Moderns Lecture Wed Feb 9 at 1pm ET

Our next lecture - Marathon and Moderns - is with one of the top runners in the world, Dean Karnazes, and Professor Paul Cartledge, chairman of Marathon2500 and A.G. Leventis Chair of Greek Culture at Cambridge University.

The call and webinar is this Wednesday, February 9 at 1pm New York time.

This is a global lecture with students, professors and interested adults calling in from around the world.

Would you like to join us?

Register free here for the teleconference/webinar information: 

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Listen to the "Persian Version" podcast

If you missed our Marathon2500 lecture yesterday with Professor Thomas Harrison, "The Persian Version: What did the Battle of Marathon look like from the Persian side?", then you may listen now to the wonderful lecture via podcast.

Click here to listen to this podcast online:

Note: if you want to download this recording to your computer, then you do the following:

1. Right-click (or control-click) on the link above.

2. Choose "Download Linked File As"

3. When the dialog box appears, then I recommend you rename it to "PersianVersion-1-18-2011-Harrison.mp3" This is optional - but it's better to have a filename you can recognize. 

4. Then choose where on your computer to place it. I recommend the Desktop because it will be easier for you to find after you download.

5. Then click on "Save" and the download will begin

6. Once it's downloaded, then double-click and it should open in iTunes if you use that.




Marathon2500 Lecture #4 today

Marathon2500 Lecture #4

The Persian Version: What did the Battle of Marathon look like from the Persian side?

Professor Thomas Harrison
Rathbone Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology
University of Liverpool 

6pm London
1pm New York
10am Los Angeles

Join us by clicking on this link for free registration:


Next Marathon2500 lecture: Tom Harrison "The Persian Version"

The Persian Version: What did the Battle of Marathon look like from the Persian side?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 
1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM PT (90 minute webinar/teleconference lecture and Q&A)

The Rathbone Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, Professor Harrison’s research on the Achaemenid Persian empire will be discussed (he has a forthcoming book on the topic) and, based on those insights, he will address the Battle of Marathon from the perspective of the Persians.

Location: Teleconference/webinar from anywhere in the world
More information and free registration: