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Assorted Links, 9/8/21

I love the fall! Excited for leaves and weather and all those good things. St. John’s has started, with my math and natural science tutorial: On the Nature of Things is tough but good, and Euclid’s Elements is excellent. I was, if I … Continue reading

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Assorted Links, 8/12/21

I haven’t listened yet, but re: my Middlemarch post, The Readers Karamazov have a podcast on Middlemarch. Everything I’ve Learned about Being a “Professional” Writer in One Post. In honor of Andrew Sullivan’s new books, here he is on the … Continue reading

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Assorted Links, 8/8/21

Per the Summer 2021 edition of The Sewanee Review, there is a new translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses on the horizon. I am firmly on Team #NewTranslations, so I’m very excited by this (especially since I didn’t enjoy Metamorphoses the first time … Continue reading

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Assorted Links, 8/4/21

You can now volunteer your expertise to help struggling Classics programs, via the Society for Classical Studies. Interview with one of the #DisruptTexts founders. Classics lecturer asks students to edit Wikipedia with what they learn, in lieu of a final … Continue reading

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Assorted Links, 8/2/21

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses on its turning. The weeks that come before are only a … Continue reading

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Assorted Links, 7/25/21

I enjoyed this piece on time in Frankenstein. David Perell has published his mammoth essay on the liberal arts. It’s excellent. It’s an active kind of leisure where you engage in meaningful conversation, contemplate enduring questions, and nurture the soul with … Continue reading

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Assorted Links, 7/18/21

Excited to be back after the summer break! It’s getting closer to the Fall semester at St. John’s, and I’m enjoying rereading Frankenstein. Let’s catch up with the world of great books, and I’ll share more of what I’ve been thinking … Continue reading

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Assorted Links, 6/28/21

Hello! Sorry for the break in programming: we’ll blame the summer. I’m just about to finish Meditations on First Philosophy for the InterIntellect. It’s good, but I’m putting it in the same box as Euclid’s Elements: one that’s best read in a group. … Continue reading

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Assorted Links, 6/18/21

The founder of Trader Joe’s, the grocery chain, wrote a memoir that’s “a lot of fun.” I’d believe it! Incredible saga of a gay ex-priest Latin translator employed by… The Vatican. Chicago Tribune review of Zena Hitz’s Lost in Thought, which … Continue reading

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Assorted Links, 6/14/21

Rebecca Futo Kennedy has an open letter to the Society for Classical Studies, which helped me think about “classics programs that prepares students for graduate work & academia” as opposed to “classics programs that feed an interest in the ancient … Continue reading

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