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Playing Shakespeare in Classics 101

For a long time, I hated Shakespeare.  I found him too derivative of ancient stories. It wasn’t until the last few years that I have begun to appreciate his plays because I had learned about the ancient idea of… 833 more words

General Reflections On Teaching

Synthetic Thinking

Synthetic thinking can be understood as an approach to knowledge that places things together, comprehending the relationship of new knowledge to old knowledge, one discipline to another, and man to all things.

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Classical Education and Four-Year Cycles

I’m hoping this will start to disabuse people of the notion that classical education is all about 4 year development cycles. The classical tradition is about inquiry, ideas, and character rather than intellectual achievement. 1,430 more words


A short scholion on Scylla and Hydra in Armenian

Another short passage from ACC 119, f. 348v (cf. this post) is a scholion on Scylla and Hydra, unrelated to the surrounding texts.

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I have maybe the coolest (or could be hottest) “Richard Armitage meets Classical Tradition” post cooking, but I can’t do it because…

Grading.  Five sections, 100 students times one too many assignments = ⇑See Above⇑ 71 more words

STEVEN F. HAYWARD: The Feud That Revived Conservatism

Wall Street Journal: Walter Berns and Harry Jaffa clashed often, but their thinking about constitutional matters revitalized the right.

Sad news came over the weekend that the great political scientists Walter Berns and Harry V. 81 more words


Irish Iliadic Inspiration?

From the University of Cambridge … I’m willing to bet this isn’t the only example of Classical Tradition being taken to ‘the next level’:

As Ireland marks the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf – portrayed as a heroic encounter between Irish and Vikings which defined the nation’s identity – new research argues that our main source for what happened may be more literary history than historical fact.

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