Monthly Archives: February 2012

Funeral Games and Giant Aliens

Another Monday means another report on the Great Books. We’re still plugging along and on pace to finish in 2017. This week we will cross the 6,500-page mark in the program. Here are the readings for the upcoming week: The … Continue reading

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Hell Hath No Fury Like Dido Scorned

It’s another Great Books Monday, and when I checked my spreadsheet to see how much progress we’ve made yesterday, I discovered we had passed the 6,000-page mark three weeks ago without my even realizing it. That’s the sort of surprise … Continue reading

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Spartans Actually Do Surrender Sometimes

Having just come off a weekend where I had the satisfying experience of seeing a live stream of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung from the Met, I feel like I ought to start an opera (or at least a classical music) project. Maybe … Continue reading

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Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts

[Apologies for the tardy posting here. This post originally was published on Monday, February 6, 2012 at The Western Tradition.] Do you feel a sense of responsibility when you realize that, when you read the Great Books, you are dealing … Continue reading

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