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Articles tagged Odyssey

My Summer with Percy Jackson

As part of my Latin background, I have studied lots of mythology. I have studied Greek mythology, Roman mythology, Norse mythology, and a bit of Egyptian mythology. I used to have my students in public school write modern-day myths; thus, they would use the same names...
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Mentoring Programs: Discipleship and Leadership

What is a mentor, anyway?  In Homer’s Odyssey, Mentor is a wise older friend of Odysseus who advises his son Telemachus.  Ten years after the Trojan War ends, Odysseus has still not found his way home to Ithaka.  The men of the island try to convince his wife,...
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Only the Lover Sings

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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) of...
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The Benefit of the Classics for Youth

by Matt
Friday, 14 September, 2012
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
Remakes are wildly popular. This is true for the viewers, as well as the producers, of both books and movies. How many Batmans have there been? Spidermans? Even Homer’s Odyssey was remade as O Brother, Where Art Thou? Glenn Beck rewrote Thomas Paine’s classic, Common...
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A Radiant Surface

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Dr. Glen Arbery may well be right when he suggests in his book, Why Literature Matters: Permanence and the Politics of Reputation, that “of all the poems in the history of the West, actual scripture aside.... God loves the Iliad most.” But if so, Homer’s other poem,...
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