What Are You Reading or Listening To?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ken Dorney, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    What I have learned from this thread is that we have a lot of metal heads here. No wonder I like you guys...
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  3. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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  4. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    I listen to Gregorian Chants every chance I get.
    Very soothing.
  5. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Great, thank you! You in turn have reminded me of a book that I've been meaning to read. (I'm also waiting for a cheap copy - so far I've only found college textbook prices, $50-$100.) Apropos to the "listening" part of this thread, here is Jordan Peterson interviewing Haidt and Lukanoff. The sound is a bit squirrely, but the discussion is absolutely riveting...

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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    how' ve you been JA.. you need to post more ya know..^^
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  7. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Hey brother, I've been around more often now that I've gone on a hiatus from being a coin dealer - we just haven't crossed paths. This forum is crazy busy and I can't keep up. Every day it's full of brand new threads!
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  8. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ahaha...well good!...hopefully our paths will criss cross more in the future..good ta C ya @ any rate old friend :)
  9. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    I've had that book for years. I can't bring myself to finish it. It's such a troubling and sad situation.

    Currently reading
    Germanicus: The magnificent Life and Mysterious Death of Rome's most popular General by Lindsy Powell

    Right now I'm listening to George Harrison's "The Inner Light" performed by Jeff Lyne and Annoushka Shankar. I've learned parts of it on sitar...

  10. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Coins of Ancient Judaea Supporter

    Wow @Aethelred , the book on the Witches looks fascinating! I used to live in the area where the witchcraft hysteria occurred when I was attending art college during the last century. The city that is called Salem is not really where the historic events occurred. It's close but the old town of Salem Village was located in what is now Danvers, Massachusetts. I loved the place. Going to art school and being surrounded by all of that history was an awesome time in my life.
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  11. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    My copy is signed. I met General Dallaire several years ago after he spoke at the university where I work. If you think the book is disturbing you should hear him speak of it. He is a very nice gentleman who has been severely tried by his experiences.
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  12. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    I could listen to this looped 24/7. Let me introduce you to the man, the legend, John Daker:

    I’m making my way through Money of the Bible, awesome book!


  13. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King

    @Deacon Ray It certainly must have been an interesting place to live, dripping with history no doubt. I am enjoying the book and Stacy Schiff is an engrossing author, not concise, but engrossing never the less. It is a period in our history that I realized I knew nothing about, I am still not sure I fully grasp what was going on in the minds of the people involved, but at least I can now begin to say that I have a framework to fit the events into. I am thankfully not feeling the urge to add a Pine Tree Shilling to my collection after reading it.
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  14. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper

    If you like that stuff, I definitely recommend SJA Turney's Marius' Mules series. It is supposed to cover every year of Caesar's life from the first year in Gaul through his murder, as seen through the eyes of one of his junior officers.


    I'm in book 11 ( the latest) out of the 15, and when you are done with that, look at his Praetorian series (currently in book 3).


    And look at those ratings. They are that high for every book in that series, and for a reason. They are that darn good as far as readers of historical fiction on the Roman Republic and Empire are concerned. And the Kindle prices...so cheap!


    He also has a Knights Templar series set in 12th Century Iberian Peninsula. Still haven't gotten into it, but I think that may also be worth taking a look based on the quality of the other two series.

    @Bing, I will definitely take a look at the series you recommended. Sounds like I might enjoy that one too.
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  15. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I've read that series through the current book. Enjoyed and recommend it.
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I was not a huge Depeche Mode fan back in the '80s, though one of my girlfriends was big into them. However, they're one of the classic bands I've "rediscovered" post-millennium (Van Halen and A-Ha and Rush being others), and have listened to a lot of lately.
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  17. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    That post hit a few notes for me..Depeche Mode.. lol - that brings back memories. My wife was big into them when we were teenagers together in High school. I was more of a Rush guy back them .. Canadian band from my hometown... even if you didn't like them then they deserve another listen and respect after being together for 50+ years.
    As for A-HA... My Dad was a tradesman (Tool & Die Maker) but he was also a really talented sketch artist - he obviously did not share my musical tastes back in the '80s but he loved A-HA's classic video .. I taped it on VHS back in the day and he used to watch it quite often.

  18. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    I just saw Depeche Mode on tour this year. They still put on a great show.
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  19. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Yeah Depeche Mode was the first band I ever saw in concert when I was 14. Before that I was into AC/DC, Blue Oyster Cult and other metal bands of the period.

    What was the worst song of the 80's - how about the Safety Dance?

  20. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Not ancient history, but interesting histories anyway:


  21. Voulgaroktonou

    Voulgaroktonou Well-Known Member

    Books? Entirely too many simultaneously, but the current top five are:

    Huysmans, J.- K.: Against Nature

    Tripe Advisor: Misadventures in The Bookshop, Wigtown

    Pepys, S.: Diary of Samuel Pepys, vol. 1: 1660.

    Philippides, M. : Constantine XI Dragas Palaeologus

    Chaucer, G. Tale of the Wife of Bath. Facsimile of the 1896 Kelmscott Chaucer. An original would be worth more than my 2 Constantine XI silvers….so I must only dream of the original 1896 edition.

    A coin? Leo III, Decanummium, Constantinople, 717-741. S. 1521. Berk 847 (this coin). Ex Berk/England 7 Dec. 1989, 288.

    Music? The only time I've seen Andrew perform with Brian's band. From “Ready, Steady, Go!” 2 Sept. 1965.

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