In Medias Res

Episode 55 · 12 June 2019 · 1 hr 19 mins

About this Episode

Ancient historian Katie Low joins Chris to talk about why ancient history has so much to teach us about modern Brexit. Will Brexit be the UK's Sicilian Expedition? (Yes.) Is Boris Johnson the modern Alcibiades? (Sort of.) Is Jacob Rees Mogg a modern Cicero? (No.) Is Jeremy Corbyn the modern Julius Caesar? (No but Seumas Milne might be.) With a side order of griping at British educational elitism.

Katie's guest post on Chris' blog

Timothy Snyder's speech for Europe Day 2019 - "we are more than our myths"

#ThucydidesKlaxon