Blogs tagged "ancient greece"

War Literature: Being There or Not

World War One soldier's identity document. Robert Knox
Literature about war—whether the lived experience of the author or not—has over the centuries taken the form of many genres: epic, tragedy, comedy, narrative poetry, history play, novel, short story, memoir, and lyric poetry. While reading works from Homer’s Iliad  to Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, students can benefit from identifying not only the wide variety of genres depicting battle and its consequences but also from recognizing the stark contrasts these genres can represent in  tone, style, point of view, and intent.Read More »

Visiting “The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander”

Mask of Agamemnon
On Friday afternoon, I leave work early, head north via Metro to the National Geographic Museum, and, press pass around my neck, visit the new exhibit, The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander. On display until October 10th, this collection brings together 550 objects from 21 Greek museums from Athens to Vergina to tell of gods and goddesses, heroes and scholars, aristocrats and kings.Read More »

Voices of Democracy: A Resource for Teachers

J. Michael Hogan is Liberal Arts Research Professor and Director of the Center for Democratic Deliberation at Penn State University. He is one of the founders and co-directors of Voices of Democracy: The U.S. Oratory Project.Read More »
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