PEL Listeners! There's a new member of the PEL Podcast Network coming your way: It's Combat & Classics, the brain child of Brian Wilson whom you likely remember from his Not School announcements for some months after Daniel (from the Phi Fic podcast) stopped doing them. For more on the rationale behind this podcast and all of their episodes to date, see combatandclassics.org.
Brian is joined for these discussions by St. John's profs Lise van Boxel and Jeffrey J.S. Black. They discuss Sophocles's play Ajax, the story of a great Greek warrior who takes his own life on the beach of Troy.
For more information, check out this article about the Theater of War project, which puts on productions of Ajax and other plays by Sophocles all over the country. The article also includes powerful videos of veterans reading excerpts from the play.
Also, check out Stringfellow Barr's Notes on Dialogue as a follow-up to the discussion at the beginning of the episode about the student-led seminars at St. John's College, which form a critical part of the education it offers.