Vol 8, No 1 (2014)

Table of Contents


Lorenzo Valla and the Donation of Constantine in Historical Context, 1439–40 PDF
Thomas Renna 1-28
Madness Defamiliarized: The Value of Poetic Description of Mental Illness PDF
Nathan Gower 29-37

Academic Roundtable

Introduction to the Roundtable: Big History PDF
An Introduction to Big History PDF
Lowell Gustafson 39-60
Big History PDF
Bruce Mazlish 61-63
Slimmer, Brighter, and Nearly Perfect: The New Big History Textbook Is Here PDF
Mojgan Behmand 64-69
We Are Stardust … Concentrated by Earth! PDF
Walter Alvarez 70-84
Big History’s Risk and Challenge PDF
Eric J. Chaisson 85-95


Introduction to the Symposium: Civic Education in the Ancients and America PDF
Lee Trepanier 96-99
Aristotelian Pluralism and Diversity: The Conditions for Civic Education and the Common Good PDF
Lee Trepanier 100-121
The Civic Education of Cicero’s Ideal Orator PDF
Joseph A. DiLuzio 122-144
Cicero and America PDF
Timothy W. Caspar 145-167

Notes & Insights

Was Erasmus’s Christian Politics Too Uncompromising? PDF
Timothy Haglund 168-175

Book Reviews

Cantor, Paul A. The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2012. 488 pp. $35.00 (cloth). ISBN: 978-0-813-14082-7. PDF
Isaac Butler 176-181