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October 5, 2012

Only The Lover Sings

When I read my beloved Odyssey, which I seem finally to have learned how to read on its own terms, I find myself filled with admiration at the almost miraculous creativity of Homer and Odysseus, of Athene and Demodokos and Hephaistos and (maybe my favorite) Penelope. At one point, Homer describes Athene’s artistry as she …

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Question of the Week: Favorite Children’s Books

Around here we’ve spent a great deal of time discussing our favorite children’s books – whether in podcasts with Cindy Rollins, in lectures by Vigen Guroian, or in blog posts by Andrew Kern. We certainly have some favorites: The Little House books, The Chronicles of Narnia, any numbers of Fairy Tale collections, and many more. …

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Group Therapy

For my Rhetoric II students, the class of 2013 at Covenant Classical School: I have taught rhetoric for years. My syllabus is detailed, my scope and sequence nearly memorized. No braggadocio intended, but I can teach much of the course without notes. And, while in writing I try to avoid clichés like the plague, you …

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