Can biography arm you against misfortune? Beethoven turned to Plutarch when he went deaf. It may have been the story of Sertorius - the greatest Roman rebel - that inspired him to keep going. What can we take from Sertorius’ story that will sharpen us, and prepare us to face the present, whatever it throws at us?
How world class performers deal with setbacks
Why Beethoven turned to Plutarch
What Sertorius can teach us about learning to defy fate
The Battle of Arausio
The rise and fall of General Gaius Marius
The origins of the Roman Civil War
Saturninus the rogue Tribune
The Gold of Tolosa
“Sertorius was a traitor in the eyes of many, and a hero to others. He went on to be perhaps the greatest Roman Rebel, and certainly he was the greatest Roman Guerilla warrior.”
- How world class performers deal with setbacks
- Why Beethoven turned to Plutarch
- What Sertorius can teach us about learning to defy fate
- The Battle of Arausio and the Cimbrian Wars
- The rise and fall of General Gaius Marius
- Saturninus the rogue Tribune
- The Gold of Tolosa
- The origins of the Roman Civil War
- The Paideia Institute - classical tours and classical language teaching
What is Cost of Glory?
The most influential biographies ever written, admired by leaders, creators, soldiers, and thinkers for nearly 2,000 years: Plutarch’s Parallel lives. Essential listening for anyone striving after greatness. Alex Petkas, former professor of ancient philosophy and history, revives and dramatically retells these unforgettable stories for modern audiences. The subjects are statesmen, generals, orators, and founders; pious and profane, stoics and hedonists. The stakes bear on the future of Western civilization. The cost of glory is always great. Visit ancientlifecoach.com to find out more.