HoPWaG... THE BOOK!

I received my advance copy of the first book based on the podcast, covering "Classical Philosophy." It is a revised version of the scripts for episodes 1-51 (without interviews but with two added chapters, on Plato's Sophist and women in ancient philosophy). You can order it here.

Yannick Kilberger's picture

Still only on pre-order on

Still only on pre-order on amazon.fr :(

When is volume 2? When is Hopwag the movie? Will we ever move out of the Islamic World section? (it's been more than 50 episodes for Allah's sake!)

Peter Adamson's picture

I have no movie plans - have

I have no movie plans - have been put off by the thought that Buster Keaton would have to play himself, but is unfortunately no longer alive.

But seriously! The book is actually officially out in June. If you order it from the press (link above) then it will ship as soon as it's ready.Vol.2 (Later Ancient Philosophy) has already been sent to be refereed, if all goes well it will be out sometime next year!

And as far as the Islamic stuff goes it will last until somewhere between episodes 190 and 195, I think. Still lots to get through! But I think it is worth doing in such detail - especially the later stuff is so often overlooked, even in overviews of the subject.

Steven Feurer's picture

My pre-ordered copy of the

My pre-ordered copy of the book arrived today (Germany). Great work, starting to read now! Thanks for this marvellous series and the possibility to get the scripts in print, absolutely stunning effort. As I understand the next volume will cover Hellenistic philosophy and the church fathers in Late Antiquity?

Peter Adamson's picture

Ausgezeichnet! You're the

Ausgezeichnet! You're the first person I've heard from who actually has received a copy. Nice to know that they are sending thme out now.

And yes, the second volume will be based on the episodes up to 118, so all of Hellenistic and Late Antiquity. I hope it will appear one year from now.

Yannick Kilberger's picture

Got my copy today, together

Got my copy today, together with a book on Islam (so much for my rant over Peter's extended Islamic world coverage, I must be a masochist) so Amazon.fr is sending too.

Peter Adamson's picture

Fantastic! Thanks, I hope it

Fantastic! Thanks, I hope it lives up to your expectations.

Yannick Kilberger's picture

The whole thing is a big

The whole thing is a big letdown : it is not waterproof at all and the terrible puns have not been edited out. Thus the unsupecting reader gets out in the sun, opens a can of soda (a june release, of course!), is caught off guard by the first pun that comes his way, a terrible mess results and it all ends by the ordering of a new copy. What an artificial way to raise your sales, Peter...

Peter Adamson's picture

That is indeed a sticky

That is indeed a sticky situation. I'll see whether vol.2 can be printed on laminated paper.

Steve Smethurst's picture

Looked on Amazon & looked on

Looked on Amazon & looked on OUP linked from the site. Peter, do you get a better cut if I buy it from OUP?

Peter Adamson's picture

Nice of you to worry about

Nice of you to worry about that - I don't know, really. But on principle I guess I would say better to order from OUP if you don't mind either way because Amazon will surely take a cut from somebody or other. By the way the link here on the website is to the UK page of OUP.

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