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Thursday, December 23, 2004

Thursday: Ancient Historians & Chaucer

Today we will be reading Herodotus, Book I, at 2pm, and the Knight's Tale from The Canterbury Tales at 10pm.


At December 23, 2004 at 3:12 PM, Blogger Ithaca Free School said...

The ancient historians group met with four people in attendance. We read from the middle of Book I of Herodotus -- primarily about the folly of Croesus in hearing what he wanted to hear in the Delphic Oracle's prophecy.

At December 23, 2004 at 10:12 PM, Blogger Ithaca Free School said...

We met to read Chaucer a little after 10pm, with three people attending, and read the first two sections of the Knight's Tale.

Reading Chaucer gets easier with practice, and reading aloud helps. It returns one to the earliest experience of reading, when you have to figure out what each word in front of you means. A pleasure, actually.

We have also decided tonight to formalize our Roman literature in translation class, which will meet at 6pm on Mondays, prior to Beginning Latin which meets at 8:30pm.


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