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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Greek Classics

    11/27/2019 5:15:47 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    The National Herald ^ | Jan 25, 2008 | Alex Mallias
    This year will mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. His death on April 4, 1968, found my country in the midst of one of its darkest hours, as the one year anniversary of an oppressive military dictatorship neared. With my fellow citizens living under military rule and deprived of the very basic freedoms, I was inspired by the people of Birmingham, Ala., of Memphis and Atlanta, who, in a most dignified way, poured into the streets, standing up for what was rightly theirs. Across the Atlantic, the civil-rights movement reached us in the clarion...
  • Classics for the people

    11/16/2019 11:10:59 AM PST · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Aeon.co ^ | 13 November, 2019 | Edith Hall
    The hero of Thomas Hardy’s tragic novel Jude the Obscure (1895) is a poor stonemason living in a Victorian village who is desperate to study Latin and Greek at university. He gazes, from the top of a ladder leaning against a rural barn, on the spires of the University of Christminster (a fictional substitute for Oxford). The spires, vanes and domes ‘like the topaz gleamed’ in the distance. The lustrous topaz shares its golden colour with the stone used to build Oxbridge colleges, but it is also one of the hardest minerals in nature. Jude’s fragile psyche and health inevitably...
  • Christianity and the 19th Century Russian Novel

    03/26/2019 6:08:06 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Thinking Faith ^ | 19th Nov 2010 | Dairmid Gunn
    The 1840s saw the beginning of a rift between two general movements in educated society – the Westerners and the Slavophiles. The former imbibed the philosophy of Hegel and Marx and saw in this a blueprint for the creation of a perfect state or Utopia. For them The Emancipation of the serfs in 1861 was not enough to satisfy their craving for secular reform. The group in society who agitated for change were called the intelligentsia and among its members were people of modest rank recruited for government service during the reign of Nicholas I. The Slavophiles clung to traditional...
  • How I was Kicked Out of the Society for Classical Studies Annual Meeting

    03/02/2019 6:44:17 AM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 79 replies
    Quillette ^ | February 26, 2019 | Mary Frances Williams
    I only wanted to make four very brief points, but I felt compelled to state at the beginning that we could not abandon the ancient languages because then we would have nothing left of our field—of all the egregiously shocking things I had just heard, that seemed to be the one that most cried out to be challenged. I then attempted to say the following: 1) It is important to stand up for Classics as a discipline, and promote it as the political, literary, historical, philosophical, rhetorical, and artistic foundation of Western Civilization, and the basis of European history, tradition,...
  • The Most Contrarian College in America

    09/11/2018 7:24:31 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sept 11, 2018 | Frank Bruni
    SANTA FE, N.M. — Have I got a college for you. For your first two years, your regimen includes ancient Greek. And I do mean Greek, the language, not Greece, the civilization, though you’ll also hang with Aristotle, Aeschylus, Thucydides and the rest of the gang. There’s no choice in the matter. There’s little choice, period. Let your collegiate peers elsewhere design their own majors and frolic with Kerouac. For you it’s Kant. You have no major, only “the program,” an exploration of the Western canon that was implemented in 1937 and has barely changed. It’s intense. Learning astronomy and...
  • 'Homer can help you': War veterans use ancient epics to cope

    03/14/2018 7:26:17 AM PDT · by thecodont · 13 replies
    Associated Press via Stars and Stripes ^ | Published: March 14, 2018 | By WILSON RING
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — The trials of Odysseus are really not that different from the struggles of those learning to readjust after wars of today, modern veterans are finding. A small group of military veterans has been meeting weekly in a classroom at the University of Vermont to discuss "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" for college credit — and to give meaning to their own experiences, equating the close-order discipline of men who fought with spears, swords and shields to that of men and women who do battle these days with laser-guided munitions. Homer isn't just for student veterans. Discussion groups...
  • School removes ‘Huckleberry Finn,' ‘To Kill a Mockingbird' from curriculum

    02/09/2018 6:48:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 58 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | February 9, 2018 | Bob D'Angelo
    DULUTH, Minn. - Students taking English classes in a Minnesota city will no longer have to read two American classics or write reports about them, the Duluth News Tribune reported. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which contain racial slurs, will no longer be required reading for students in the Duluth Public School district’s English classes next fall. However, the books are not banned: They will be available in the school as optional reading for students, the News Tribune reported. The decision comes two months after a Virginia school temporarily banned the two novels after a...
  • Public Domain Classic TV

    09/13/2017 1:39:02 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 32 replies
    View full episodes online – all FREE Many classic shows have passed into the public domain and may be freely distributed. Users at Internet Archive upload videos which they attest are in the public domain. These videos, categorized here by RerunCentury, are available for instant streaming. Watch Historic Shows
  • How to Be a Good Classicist Under a Bad Emperor [Alt-Right racists into classics]

    12/17/2016 5:30:16 PM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 28 replies
    Eidolon ^ | 11/21/2016 | Dr. Donna Zuckerberg (Fakebook founder's sister)
    A specter is haunting the Internet-- the specter of the “alt-right.” The forces of white supremacy and toxic masculinity, fueled by a sense of entitlement dwarfed only by their inflated estimation of their own intelligence, have entered into an unholy alliance to remove feminism, political correctness, and multiculturalism from America. And on November 8th, 2016, after enduring years of mockery, months of being told that the arc of the moral universe would never let it win, the Alt-Right scored its first significant political victory: the election of Donald Trump to the highest office of the most powerful country in the...
  • Classic American Muscle Cars & Customs (several 100 photos!)

    09/25/2016 11:29:21 AM PDT · by ETL · 80 replies
    many different sources
    1)2) 3) (plastic or diecast model)4)5) 6)7) 8) 9)10) 11)12) 13)14)15)16)17)18)19)20)21)22) 23) 24)25) 26)27)28)29)30)31)32) 33) 34)35) 36)37)38)39)40)41)42)43)44)45)46)47)48)49)50)51)52)53)54)55)56) l '39 Ford Coupe 1) 1955 Chevy 2) 1956 Chevy 3) 1957 Chevy 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) This through 42 are 56s, inc a few pickup trucks and a B/W Nomad... 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 56 Nomad 42) 43) 57 Sedan Delivery (differs from Nomad--rear window filled in, etc) 44) 45) 46) 57...
  • Beowulf - A Translation by Seamus Heaney

    04/29/2016 8:46:09 PM PDT · by zeugma · 27 replies
    Zeugmaweb.net ^ | 4/29/16 | Self
    Something My Father-in-law reminded me of the other day.... One of my most precious memories of the time with my wife who passed in September 2016, was several years ago. We were taking a road trip. I believe that it was one to see my family in Alabama, with a side trip to Memphis to see Elvis' mansion and take in some blues. So, we're like gonna be on the road for hours and hours. We had plenty of music, via an mp3 player and an FM transmitter that it plugged into so we could listen through the car speakers....
  • Classic Hollywood Film Outtakes

    01/16/2015 8:42:14 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/05/2010 | Youtube
    Bogie, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, Claudette Colbert, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Kay Francis, Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, George Brent, Merle Oberon, Patricia Neal, Mickey Rooney, Jimmy Stewart
  • Dragnet: "The Big Little Jesus"

    12/18/2014 7:41:59 AM PST · by lefty-lie-spy · 11 replies
    FRiends, it is Christmas season, and this is worth sharing. Enjoy this television version of the original radio version of Dragnet: The Big Little Jesu.
  • [Vanity] Suggestions on reading Ulysses

    11/30/2014 3:59:51 PM PST · by re_nortex · 100 replies
    NOV-30-2014 | Self
    I'm well into my 70s and checking off an item on my bucket list is finally getting around to reading Ulysses by James Joyce. It was never assigned reading in high school or college (I went to a Christian school, which may be one of the reasons). So, at my advanced age, I'm attempting at long last to tackle this work.I have a long attention span and am not easily bored nor discouraged. I've read long, involved books and have found most of them gripping, such as The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, Faust by Goethe and Crime and Punishment...
  • Unlocking the scrolls of Herculaneum

    12/20/2013 9:11:01 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12-19-2013 | Robin Banerji
    For centuries scholars have been hunting for the lost works of ancient Greek and Latin literature. In the Renaissance, books were found in monastic libraries. In the late 19th Century papyrus scrolls were found in the sands of Egypt. But only in Herculaneum in southern Italy has an entire library from the ancient Mediterranean been discovered in situ. On the eve of the catastrophe in 79 AD, Herculaneum was a chic resort town on the Bay of Naples, where many of Rome's top families went to rest and recuperate during the hot Italian summers. It was also a place where...
  • Selkie Girl Deconstructed

    02/01/2013 12:46:40 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 29, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Please tell me if anyone has heard of this "junior classic" “Last spring, my 2nd-grade daughter came home with an extra assignment—a worksheet she hadn’t completed in class for a story called The Selkie Girl,” Jennifer Holladay writes in the Winter 2012-2013 issue of Rethinking Schools.” She brought the book home, too, and it was one I’d never seen before, a Junior Great Books anthology (Series 3, Book 1), published by the nonprofit Great Books Foundation.” “As we settled in, I asked my daughter to tell me about The Selkie Girl. Her rendition gave me pause, so I asked her...
  • **Free Movies Online--Classics,Indies,Noir,Westerns etc**

    11/10/2012 10:55:10 AM PST · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    Where to watch free movies online? Let’s get you started. We have listed here 500+ quality films that you can watch online. The collection is divided into the following categories: Comedy & Drama; Film Noir, Horror, Hitchcock; Westerns, John Wayne; Silent Films; Documentaries, and Animation... Take a free course, learn a language. (its not torrent nor illegal)
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

    12/21/2011 9:53:55 PM PST · by Daffynition · 61 replies
    OpenSource.com ^ | December 22, 2011 | unknown
    A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?”Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Audible.com. Details here. If you’re looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don’t miss The Harvard Classics, a 51 volume series...
  • A Letter to the Pope: How To Do Latin Right

    11/30/2011 7:20:08 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    American Chronicle ^ | Sept, 2007 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    >>>THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED FOUR YEARS AGO. STILL A HOT TOPIC.>>>> The Vatican recently announced a return to the Latin Mass for congregations that wish to use it. Much of the world was bewildered or bemused. Oh great, old-fashioned religionists will be listening to sonorous noise that nobody understands. Ah, but what if they did! I believe the Pope’s decision is a great opportunity, both for spiritual enlightenment and educational advances. Perhaps I should mention that I’m not a Catholic or someone who goes to religious ceremonies of any kind. I write as an education activist; in that context, let’s...
  • Room In The Morning

    02/03/2011 7:11:12 PM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revsk's Youtube ^ | 2-3-11 | Revski
    Whistling tune, I’ll Fly Away by myself a-cappella singing by wife Cheryl, the song, Room At The Cross and the song, In The Morning is song by, Grandpa Jones and the Browns Ferry Four! Video arranged by o7jimmy.