Tag Archives: Classical Education

There are no teachers.

At the outset of a new academic year those of us who have the privilege of working with students in that mysterious process that we call ‘education,’ are again confronted with the question about how we might succeed a little … Continue reading

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The Secret to Beautiful Liturgy: Leave it to the Kids!

O Lord our Lord, how admirable is thy name in the whole earth! For thy magnificence is elevated above the heavens. Out of the mouth of infants and of sucklings thou hast perfected praise… Recently I attended a simple daily Mass … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Classical Education – An Unintended Dialogue

Every so often we need to remind ourselves of the point of a classical education. As readers of these pages know, the phrase classical education is just a clever way to cloak our real meaning which is Liberal Education. But present fashions dictate … Continue reading

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Reading Dickens-Dombey and Son

I finally finished my summer reading, Dombey and Son, clocking in at 1040 pages! That is, if you read the Penguin Classics edition. The Wordsworth Edition that I read was only 808 pages, but if felt like 1040 pages. Don’t get me wrong. … Continue reading

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Speaking Latin? Humbug!

Tu Interrogas: “O Marce de Campo Longo, Potesne dicere aut loqui Latine? Respondeo (iocose et cum levitate): “Primo, interroga me utrum cura mihi sit” vel “Primum, me interroga si mihi curare debet Tunc graviter Interrogas: “O Marce de Longo Campo, … Continue reading

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Aeschylus on Conscience: Why We Read Aeschylus Part II

Aside from its immense-attention grabbing power, the title of this post also serves as an effective reminder to those skeptics among you (you doubters, ye of little faith!) that when we, (i.e. we over here at Lionandox.com) make promises, we sometimes … Continue reading

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Rebuilding LionandOx

The lionandox has been rather inactive for the past month. One day the site just appeared to have become unusable. So we thought we would take advantage of that minor catastrophe to rebuild the whole site over here at http://www.lionandox.com. … Continue reading

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Classical Catholic Education: Defending and Promoting Life

Sometimes a thought is expressed so eloquently that the only thing left for us to do is to repeat it. Therefore since the Lyceum community is presently attending the Cleveland Right to Life Conference, I thought nothing could be more … Continue reading

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Hesiod And Classical Catholic Education

The classical Catholic educator is always interested in forming his students in the things of nature so that they might be better disposed for the things of grace. Grace builds on nature and nature is dispositive to grace. It is therefore the task … Continue reading

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Ohioans Against The Common Core

Just as the fifth century B.C. Persian invasion united all Greece against Xerxes and his army of slaves, so too the Common Core- or ObamaCore- appears to be uniting good people throughout the land against the servile educational standards proposed by … Continue reading

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