I’m working my way through Heaney’s translation of Beowulf now, and I’ll post more thoughts shortly, but I wanted to do a quick roundup as I explore more of the Classic Books part of the internet…
- How to build a daily reading habit. This reminds me of Tyler Cowen’s post on how public intellectuals can extend their shelf life.
- TIL: The National Review has a podcast discussing the great books.
- Temple University is reconsidering its Classics program and adding music to the discussion. (Emphasis theirs.)
[U]nder the direction of Professor Douglas Greenfield, senior associate director of the program, the goal is manifold: to bring life and context to the words on the page and to think intentionally and inclusively about whose stories get to be told, whose intellectual heritage gets to be studied.
- Good review of Shadi Bartsch’s translation of The Aeneid, which touches on one of the points I keep coming back to, about how Classic books touch on the same arguments and debates that we’re still having today.
- Why don’t we see many great books on math any more?