Category Archives: History

Where And When Was Catholic Classical Education Revived?

The Lion and Ox did not make a mention in this recent article put out by the folks at CNN. I think it is a pretty good report generally. It is about as good a description as one could expect … Continue reading

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History and Poetry II

In his Poetics, Aristotle asserts that the poet¬†does something that is actually more scientific than the historian.¬†This is rather a shock to us who live in a time whose intellectual fashion compels us to think just the reverse. Although not … Continue reading

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History and Poetry

What has more the character of a scientist, the poet or the historian? That question might appear rather odd I suppose, because in our day we are accustomed to limit the word “scientist” only to those who wear some kind … Continue reading

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What Would Socrates Do?

Well, someone at the Wall Street Journal is a reader of this blog. An excellent friend who is kind enough to share his subscription to the WSJ – even if slightly wrinkled, brought my attention to this. Having read this … Continue reading

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Herodotus and History

Reading Herodotus with students in the ninth and tenth grade presents some challenges. I always tell them not to worry if they don’t feel like they are understanding it on the “first read.” That is the way Great Books are. … Continue reading

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Political Custom

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