“Surely there is a mine for silver And a place where they refine gold. “Iron is taken from the dust, And copper is smelted from rock. “Man puts an end to darkness, And to the farthest limit he searches out The rock in gloom and deep shadow. “He sinks a shaft far from habitation, Forgotten […]
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When thinking of aides that can help in understanding some of the greater works of antiquity, Music of the Republic is something modern readers can take to with full confidence. Eva Brann engages with The Republic of Plato in a way that is engaging and refreshing. This is a collection of essays that would benefit […]
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I believe hermeneutics is probably the most important subject someone should learn, even more so for those who believe the Bible is the word of God. This is because it’s the branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation- and it can be applied to writings in any age. So whether you are getting into classical […]
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I turned, then, to that shade who seemed to be the most intent to speak, and I began, moved by an overwhelming urge, to say “O well-created soul who, in the rays of endless life, enjoy that sweetness which, till truly tasted, never can be known, how happy it would make me if you were […]
Read More Simple Samples: Paradiso Canto III
When choosing a blog name I decided to relate it to an idea I wanted to convey. During the time I spent in a Christian and Classical Studies program I gained a higher appreciation for what I call ‘wisdom of man’. A wisdom which in fact helped me better understand portions of the Bible. I […]
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