Brian Phillips Oct 17, 2013

Classics

Christian Classical education is “logo-centric” (among other things) – driven by language, in love with words, books, literature, truth; both logos and the Logos. Living in a time of confused and devalued language, then, proves difficult for many of us. To use one example, the title of “classic” can now apply to any book people are still talking about after a month or so. And to make sure the label of “classic” sticks a smattering of specific categories has been created: “modern classic”, “cult classic”, “destined to be a classic”, and so on. 

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David Kern Jun 19, 2013

As you perhaps know we are currently at the beautiful Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC for the CiRCE Summer Institute, this year a conversation about Homer's epic poem, The

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David Kern Jun 18, 2013

As you perhaps know we are currently at the beautiful Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC for the CiRCE Summer Institute, this year a conversation about Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. Mr. Jonathan Councell, our friend from Veritas Classical School in Asheville, NC volunteered to journal his experience here at the retreat. The following is his day 1 experience. 

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Eva Brann May 28, 2013

Originally this essay was delivered as the opening lecture for the Honors Program at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington in September, 1993. It is re-printed here with permission from The Imaginative Conservative. 


My title is a question: “Do you know what an odyssey is?” I am asking each of you to ask yourself: “Do I know what an odyssey is?”

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Andrew Kern Apr 16, 2013

I may as well admit that I didn't like the Iliad very much the first time I read it. It was Samuel Butler's translation and while it moves fairly quickly and is interesting, he didn't seem to have the music of Homer in his voice. Others like this translation very much, so I won't say anything more than that it didn't do much for me when I was a young reader. 

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