Tag Archives: The Western Canon

One by one

In the past few days I’ve knocked out several categories for the 2015 Reading Challenge, including: A Book Older than 100 Years:  Beowulf,   the story of a hero from another land who conquers a monster,  his mother , and his … Continue reading

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey© 1884 trans. George Herbert Palmer, original author Homer313 pages Three years ago I read The Illiad, and intended to follow it shortly with The Odyssey. Like Odysseus, however, my own attention was blown of course. This is course a classic, … Continue reading

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Who Killed Homer?

Who Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom© 1998 Victor Davis Hanson290 pages For hundreds of years, the study of the classics was at the heart of a liberal education, thought essential to the … Continue reading

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