Monday, March 20, 2006

Exeunt AudioStoa

Dear Subscribers,

The current circumstances of my life, both on a personal and on an academic level, compel me to suspend the production of AudioStoa for an indefinite time, possibly forever. In all truthfulness, whenever I shall again have some time to spend on these kinds of ventures, I will probably favor something along the lines of recording the whole of the Discourses (or some other text in ancient philosophy that is equally close to my heart) for the Librivox project rather than go back to weekly installments of the sort podcasting priviledges. I want to thank you all for having been on this short journey with me, and hope that you will remain interested in investigating the Stoic doctrines of Epictetus as they relate to your lives. If you haven't read it already, A. A. Long's accessible "Epictetus, a Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life" (Oxford University Press, 2002) is most excellent on this account. If you read French, there are many worst places to start than Pierre Hadot's translation and commentary of the Enchiridion: "Le manuel d'Épictète" (Le Livre de Poche, 2000). χαίρετε.

Monday, March 06, 2006

AudioStoa 21

This week's episode features readings from Chap. 21 and 22 of Epictetus' Discourses, respectively entitled "Against those who wish to be admired" and "On precognitions". You may download the episode here.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

AudioStoa 20

This episode features readings from Book 1, Chapter 20 of Epictetus' Discourses, entitled "How the reasoning faculty contemplates itself." Apologies for the delay, I didn't solve my GarageBand corruption issues but found a work-around that actually makes producing the podcast quicker (thereby demonstrating that good and be found in both well and ill-timed events). You may download the episode here.

[Update: It transpires some listeners have problems with the Extended Podcast format. As of next episode, I shall therefore be reverting to the usual mp3 format. All apologies to those who cannot withstand my babbling- a liberal use of the forward button will remain your best friend. If you had problems listening to AudioStoa 20 (and didn't before), you may download the regular mp3 version here.]