from a talk given at New College Franklin in the Fall of 2013 Main Texts: Homer’s Odyssey, Book 8, lines 42-45, 62-94, 483-499, 521-534 Homer’s Iliad, Book VI, lines 440-465 My goal in giving this talk is to inspire wonder and excitement about the program of study here, to encourage intellectual enthusiasm. With this goal … Continue reading A Question of the Liberal Arts: Why is Song a Gift from the Gods?
from a story once repeated to me by the late Ms. Elizabeth Blettner of St. John’s College A man giving a lecture at Carnegie Hall was interrupted by a member of the audience. “We cannot hear you!” The man in the back shouted. “Then I shall speak more quietly,” he said. Continue reading The Voice of Grace