First published in 2015, Pantheon: Adventures in History, Biography, and the Mind is now available as an audio book.
I am pleased to announce that my translation of Sallust’s Conspiracy of Catiline and The War of Jugurtha is now available as an audio book on Amazon and iTunes (click on the image above).
The book is engagingly read by narrator Saethon Williams, who captures Sallust’s stirring narrative style. These great historical works are not only exciting stories in their own right, but function as timely warnings of the dangers of debased character and moral corruption.
In December, Fortress of the Mind Publications will be releasing my new annotated and illustrated translation of Cicero’s work On Moral Ends (De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum). This announcement will provide some details about the book and what it contains.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that when one achieves a certain level of accomplishment and notoriety, he will inevitably attract the attention of guttersnipes, frauds, and incompetents. People who have no achievements to their name, or who are incapable of producing decent work in their fields, are offended by the sight of those who create and do useful work. The man of achievement is an object of hatred for the guttersnipe or the incompetent. Such people take refuge in hiding behind baseless accusations and name-calling. And when they can find no labels or smears to attach to you, they simply invent them. As Ibn Munir said on this subject: