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Bruce Clark, "Athens: City of Wisdom" (Pegasus Books, 2022)

New Books in Intellectual History

In 510 BC, an obscure Greek city located literally on a backwater revolted against its tyrant. This was not extraordinary; such things happened regularly in the many Greek city-states. What followed however was extraordinary, and even world-changing. Athens became a democracy. Then just seventeen years after that, Athens and its tiny ally of Plataea defeated a raid by the mighty Persian Empire. The great century of Athenian glory had begun.Yet the history of Athens did not end with either Spartan victory in the Peloponnesian War, or with the supremacy of Macedon, or even with conquest by Rome.While never quite attaining its heights under Pericles, Athens was often important; and even when it was relatively unimportant, it always remained interesting. The history of Athens, both during its decades of glory and its centuries of relative peace and quiet, is chronicled by Bruce Clark in his new book Athens: City of Wisdom. Clark is a writer for The Economist, where he covers European affairs and religion. He moves from Athenian origins, to Periclean Athens; from to the medieval city when the Parthenon was the castle of the Duke of Athens, to Ottoman conquest; to Greek independence, and Athens becoming the capital of a new Kingdom of Greece; and all the way into the 21st century.For Further Investigation Also by Bruce Clark, a history of events mentioned in our conversation (as well as in the conversation with Roderick Beaton): Twice a Stranger: The Mass Expulsions That Formed Modern Greece and Turkey For a very important part of Athenian history we deliberately ignored, see the conversation with classical historian Jennifer Roberts in Episode 121: The War Between the Greeks, or, The Forever War For another different perspective on Athens, see Episode 179: What’s the Good of Ambition, or, Socrates and Alcibiades The Acropolis Museum Atlas Obscura is one of my favorite sites to browse, and here’s The Atlas Obscura Guide To Athens: 55 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Athens Greece Al Zambone is a historian and the host of the excellent podcast Historically Thinking. You can subscribe to Historically Thinking on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history

1hr 2mins

9 May 2022

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Bruce Clark, "Athens: City of Wisdom" (Pegasus Books, 2022)

New Books in Western European Studies

In 510 BC, an obscure Greek city located literally on a backwater revolted against its tyrant. This was not extraordinary; such things happened regularly in the many Greek city-states. What followed however was extraordinary, and even world-changing. Athens became a democracy. Then just seventeen years after that, Athens and its tiny ally of Plataea defeated a raid by the mighty Persian Empire. The great century of Athenian glory had begun.Yet the history of Athens did not end with either Spartan victory in the Peloponnesian War, or with the supremacy of Macedon, or even with conquest by Rome.While never quite attaining its heights under Pericles, Athens was often important; and even when it was relatively unimportant, it always remained interesting. The history of Athens, both during its decades of glory and its centuries of relative peace and quiet, is chronicled by Bruce Clark in his new book Athens: City of Wisdom. Clark is a writer for The Economist, where he covers European affairs and religion. He moves from Athenian origins, to Periclean Athens; from to the medieval city when the Parthenon was the castle of the Duke of Athens, to Ottoman conquest; to Greek independence, and Athens becoming the capital of a new Kingdom of Greece; and all the way into the 21st century.For Further Investigation Also by Bruce Clark, a history of events mentioned in our conversation (as well as in the conversation with Roderick Beaton): Twice a Stranger: The Mass Expulsions That Formed Modern Greece and Turkey For a very important part of Athenian history we deliberately ignored, see the conversation with classical historian Jennifer Roberts in Episode 121: The War Between the Greeks, or, The Forever War For another different perspective on Athens, see Episode 179: What’s the Good of Ambition, or, Socrates and Alcibiades The Acropolis Museum Atlas Obscura is one of my favorite sites to browse, and here’s The Atlas Obscura Guide To Athens: 55 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Athens Greece Al Zambone is a historian and the host of the excellent podcast Historically Thinking. You can subscribe to Historically Thinking on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/european-studies

1hr 2mins

9 May 2022

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Bruce Clark, "Athens: City of Wisdom" (Pegasus Books, 2022)

New Books in History

In 510 BC, an obscure Greek city located literally on a backwater revolted against its tyrant. This was not extraordinary; such things happened regularly in the many Greek city-states. What followed however was extraordinary, and even world-changing. Athens became a democracy. Then just seventeen years after that, Athens and its tiny ally of Plataea defeated a raid by the mighty Persian Empire. The great century of Athenian glory had begun.Yet the history of Athens did not end with either Spartan victory in the Peloponnesian War, or with the supremacy of Macedon, or even with conquest by Rome.While never quite attaining its heights under Pericles, Athens was often important; and even when it was relatively unimportant, it always remained interesting. The history of Athens, both during its decades of glory and its centuries of relative peace and quiet, is chronicled by Bruce Clark in his new book Athens: City of Wisdom. Clark is a writer for The Economist, where he covers European affairs and religion. He moves from Athenian origins, to Periclean Athens; from to the medieval city when the Parthenon was the castle of the Duke of Athens, to Ottoman conquest; to Greek independence, and Athens becoming the capital of a new Kingdom of Greece; and all the way into the 21st century.For Further Investigation Also by Bruce Clark, a history of events mentioned in our conversation (as well as in the conversation with Roderick Beaton): Twice a Stranger: The Mass Expulsions That Formed Modern Greece and Turkey For a very important part of Athenian history we deliberately ignored, see the conversation with classical historian Jennifer Roberts in Episode 121: The War Between the Greeks, or, The Forever War For another different perspective on Athens, see Episode 179: What’s the Good of Ambition, or, Socrates and Alcibiades The Acropolis Museum Atlas Obscura is one of my favorite sites to browse, and here’s The Atlas Obscura Guide To Athens: 55 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Athens Greece Al Zambone is a historian and the host of the excellent podcast Historically Thinking. You can subscribe to Historically Thinking on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

1hr 2mins

9 May 2022

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Repent As A Lifestyle by Bruce Clark

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Repent As A Lifestyle by Bruce Clark

44mins

27 Jan 2022

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Bruce Clark M&A Tactics and Ideas To Grow your Business

The Tech Talk for Accountants Show

Bruce Clark is the CEO and founder of New Clients, Inc., an international marketing and consulting firm in accounting. He worked as the marketing director of his father's firm, Garden Accounting Service, for 14 years until founding NCI in 1987. Bruce also owned and maintained his accounting firm for several years, which he sold in 1987. He and his team have held over 350 seminars and instructed over 4,000 accountants on building a successful profession and lifestyle since founding NCI.  Bruce is also the author of the NCI Effect, Explosive Growth and Personal Development Plan for Accountants and CPAs. So, if you're looking for new ways to build your accounting practice and help prepare yourself to think outside the box, then the NCI EFFECT is for you.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rush-tech-support/message

42mins

17 Jan 2022

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Bruce Clark on the 3,000-Year Story of the Birthplace of Western Civilization

Keen On

In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Bruce Clark, the author of “Athens: City of Wisdom”. Bruce Clark writes on European Affairs and Religion for The Economist. He has been diplomatic correspondent of the Financial Times, Moscow correspondent for The Times, and Athens correspondent for Reuters. Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew’s newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44mins

4 Jan 2022

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EPISODE 10: Interview With Bruce Clark & Nick Lusito- God's Image for His people, Covid-19 statistics that the media doesn't want you to know about, and why we should not fear!

Liberty Dispatch

36mins

3 May 2021

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Bruce Clark on Eastern Orthodoxy and Political Governance

GREEN KNIGHT MULTIMEDIA PODCAST

In this talk, which is the first of a series of talks, Bruce is taking us through a journey into Eastern Orthodoxy and Political Governance. Orthodox Christianity gives examples and resources in its ancient and modern history which can inspire a principal example of earthly power when that is morally required. Contrary to modern stereotypes, Orthodox Christianity is not always overzealous or even cynical in its determination to 'Render therefore unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's'...Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with our new episodeshttps://thegreenknight.org

13mins

6 Mar 2021

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Bruce Clark: Journalism, Conflict Zones and Spirituality

Guardians Of The Flame Podcast

Bruce Clark has been a correspondent for some of the worlds biggest news organisations over the last three decades: the Financial Times, Reuters, The Times and currently the Economist. He was based in Moscow in the final days of Communism and the fall of the Soviet Union. Following this he covered contexts all around Europe and notably for this podcast we talk of how he covered the Balkans in the mid 90’s and the Dayton agreement which brought the Bosnian war to an end. His insight into efforts to bring justice following conflict is fascinating. Bruce is also an author having written extensively about Russia and Greece and he is a cousin of mine. What a privilege it was to interview him. This podcast seeks to look at places with conflict and the roots of these often tribal divisions. Bruce is the first guest we have interviewed who is fluent in both Russian and Greek and well placed to comment on these nations as well as the growth of populism around the world at this unique moment in history. Finally, this conversation is enriched by Bruce’s deep understanding of Biblical Greek. We touch on theology and the importance of his deep Orthodox Christian faith.

1hr 11mins

16 Feb 2021

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Bruce Clark on Being Pranked by his 5-year-old, Catching The Riddler and Finding the Strength to Get Through

Almighty Pod

After months of anticipation, Bruce Clark joins the boys to spill the beans on how he caught one of Batman's biggest enemies, The Riddler, as well as revealing how realistic Hot Fuzz is to the real police, bringing new evidence to light about Chris stealing Kinder Buenos, hijacking a JCB and where to find strength when things are getting tough. Hit subscribe, rate, review and share to help us spread the word | twitter.com/almighty_pod | facebook.com/almightypod | almightypodmail@gmail.com. Music: 'So Proud' by DJ Quads @aka-dj-quads.

46mins

30 Jan 2021

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