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The latest is from History of war.org:
"The key to the success of this book is Scott's decision to focus on the individuals caught up in this period of change - the leaders, philosophers and soldiers and their reactions to fast moving events. Almost forgotten figures leap back into the limelight to give us a much larger cast of characters than is normally the case, reminding us that this period was much more complex than just the 'rise of Macedonia' or the 'fall of Athens'.
Scott has produced a very readable and enjoyable account of this period, bringing part of the ancient world vividly back to life”
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Tuesday, 17 November 2009
This past week I have been traveling around the country talking to school children about the themes and questions raised in From Democrats to Kings. Last Tuesday, I was talking at the Beyond Words Literary Festival hosted by University College School in London - first to sixth formers about D2K and then to 12-14 year olds about the development of the theatre and myth. On Wednesday I headed for Nottingham to speak at the East Midlands Association of Classical Teachers 6th form Classics conference held at Nottingham Girls High School. I delivered a plenary lecture on D2K and then led two seminars in the afternoon with the students on the character of Alexander the Great. On Thursday I was back in London again talking to the North Collegiate London School, thinking about the role of Sicily as the petry dish of experimentation for Greek political thought. It has been a pleasure to engage with the thriving classics community of school students across the country - their responses were thoughtful and aware - both of the ancient world and the modern world around them.