Mythology and fantasy are much more about truth than we often like to think.
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By the Students: What Everyone Should Know about Ancient, Medieval, and U.S. History and Literature (First Semester)
Every modern American should understand the Stargazer analogy from Plato’s Republic because it shows that things that may look useless and like a waste of time can be important.
By the Students: What Everyone Should Know about Ancient Greece
The students’ list of key principles gleaned from their study of Homer, Herodotus, and Thucydides shows most clearly that, although we enjoy advantages the Greeks never imagined, we still have much in common with the ancient Greeks, and there is much we can learn from them.
Why the Iliad?
In an age when we see armed conflict, attacks, and suffering on nearly every screen – and even in those archaic print newspapers – why should teachers bother to have their students closely study an ancient book on war? Why not stick with the homecoming of Odysseus? It’s a valid question, and one that oughtContinue reading “Why the Iliad?”