Joe speaks with Historian and Professor James Romm, author of Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero, Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire, and The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Loves and the Fight to Save Greek Freedom. Joe and James discuss how reading ancient history can better prepare leaders for the challenges they will face in the 21st century. Also, Romm recommends the best books for leaders who want to learn more about the lessons within ancient Greek and Roman literature.
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About James Romm (@JamesRomm)
James Romm is an author, reviewer, and the James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College in Annandale, NY.
He specializes in ancient Greek and Roman culture and civilization. His reviews and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the London Review of Books, the Daily Beast, and other venues. He has held the Guggenheim Fellowship (1999-2000), the Birkelund Fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library (2010-11), and a Biography Fellowship at the Leon Levy Center of the City University of New York (2014-15). (Bio courtesy of JamesRomm.com)