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Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 10: The Afterlife
Retired high-school teacher
Shakespeare's Trojan War In Central Park
Novelist, essayist, and law professor
The Song of Achilles: A Forbidden Romance of Epic Proportions
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What's in a Name?
Author, "The Lovers' Tango"
However a writer selects a name, it must fit and exemplify that character. The mention of the name should bring to mind an entire set of personality traits; a certain look; and feeling tone. The name should evoke a strong image in the reader's mind, and have a ring of authenticity.
Achilles And Moses Go Postal: A Lesson From The Ancient World On Gun Control
Howard J. Curzer
Professor of Philosophy, Texas Tech University
Achilles had anger-management issues. Moses, too, had a temper. Roughly 3,000 years have come and gone, and these guys still seem familiar. Maybe we will someday eliminate poverty, but the hotheads will always be with us.
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High Art and...David Beckham?
Writer, Poetry teacher
What poetic subject could cause such a stir? David Beckham, the dashing English footballer and global celebrity, who fell injured last Sunday.
March 10: First Phone Call
Super Poems: Other Comic Books Inspired by Verse
In a plot line inspired by Robert Frost's poem "Road Not Taken," fictional character Archie Andrews has already proposed to Veronica and will propose to Betty next month. I wonder what it would be like if other comics were inspired by poems...
Fame Is Like Sugar -- A Little Is Great, Too Much Is Deadly
Author of 'Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the ...
The great cliché of our age is that we are sinking into a lobotomized celebrity culture where we worship the worthless. But is it true?
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