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Recording of Interview with Award-winning Author Andrew Klavan

On April 25, 2013, Dr. Robert Woods of Faulkner University’s Great Books Honors College interviewed acclaimed novelist Andrew Klavan in a Google+ hangout on about his young adult fiction and cultural interpretation. The College is sincerely grateful to Klavan for his participation in the interview, the recording of which is below:

For more information about Klavan, please see http://www.andrewklavan.com/ or his young-adult fiction available via Thomas Nelson.

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Interview with Andrew Klavan

Dr. Robert Woods will interview acclaimed novelist Andrew Klavan in a Google+ hangout on April 25th at 8:00 pm (CT) about his young adult fiction and how Andrew interprets culture. In addition, during the interview, questions will be taken from the Google+ audience. For more information about the interview, please see this event notice.

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On the Web (January 26, 2013)

On the Web:

  • Phil Gons digests Tony Reinke’s suggestions for reading more.
  • Logos Bible Software has added the 12-volume Clarendon edition of Aristotle’s works (1908–1952) to their community pricing offerings.

Cross-posted from In the Text.

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Aristotle’s Works in Greek and English

Portrait of Aristoteles. Pentelic marble, copy...

Aristotle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aristotle’s works are available online at Archive.org in Greek and English:

Bekker’s Prussian Academy of Sciences edition of the complete works of Aristotle at Archive.org: volume 1, volume 2, volume 3, volume 4, volume 5

Oxford Translation of The Works of Aristotle at Archive.org (contents by volume): vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3, vol. 4, vol. 5, vol. 6, vol. 7, vol. 8, vol. 9, vol. 10, vol. 11, vol. 12 (Wikipedia)

Adapted from New Testament Interpretation.

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Free BASOR Issue and Classics Teaching Resources

Charles Jones notes that the May issue of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research is available for free online through July 31 and that ClassicsTeaching.com contains some valuable resources for teachers of classics, compiled by Steven Hunt (Cambridge) and Aisha Khan-Evans (University of London).

Cross-posted from New Testament Interpretation.

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Augustine on Varro on the Naming of Athens

Louis Comfort Tiffany, Window of St. Augustine...

Louis Comfort Tiffany, “Window of St. Augustine” (Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, Florida; photo credit: Wikipedia)

Citing Varro as “a most learned man among the [pagans], and [a man] of the weightiest authority” on paganism (Civ. 4.1 [NPNF1 2:64]), Augustine summarizes Varro’s account of the naming of Athens (Civ. 18.9 [NPNF1 2:365]):

Athens certainly derived its name from Minerva, who in Greek is called ᾽Αθηνη [Athena], and Varro points out the following reason why it was so called. When an olive-tree suddenly appeared there, and water burst forth in another place, these prodigies moved the king to send to the Delphic Apollo to inquire what they meant and what he should do. He answered that the olive signified Minerva, the water Neptune, and that the citizens had it in their power to name their city as they chose, after either of these two gods whose signs these were. On receiving this oracle, Cecrops convoked all the citizens of either sex to give their vote, for it was then the custom in those parts for the women also to take part in public deliberations. When the multitude was consulted, the men gave their votes for Neptune, the women for Minerva; and as the women had a majority of one, Minerva conquered. Then Neptune, being enraged, laid waste the lands of the Athenians, by casting up the waves of the sea; for the demons have no difficulty in scattering any waters more widely. The same authority said, that to appease his wrath the women should be visited by the Athenians with the three-fold punishment—that they should no longer have any vote; that none of their children should be named after their mothers; and that no one should call them Athenians. Thus that city, the mother and nurse of liberal doctrines, and of so many and so great philosophers, than whom Greece had nothing more famous and noble, by the mockery of demons about the strife of their gods, a male and female, and from the victory of the female one through the women, received the name of Athens; and, on being damaged by the vanquished god, was compelled to punish the very victory of the victress, fearing the waters of Neptune more than the arms of Minerva. For in the women who were thus punished, Minerva, who had conquered, was conquered too, and could not even help her voters so far that, although the right of voting was henceforth lost, and the mothers could not give their names to the children, they might at least be allowed to be called Athenians, and to merit the name of that goddess whom they had made victorious over a male god by giving her their votes.

By this point in City of God, Augustine has already contested a good deal of Varro’s account of the gods. However interesting this etiological tale might be in itself, then, Augustine simply subjoins the response, “What and how much could be said about this, if we had not to hasten to other things in our discourse, is obvious” (ibid.).

Elsewhere, Augustine devotes some fairly careful attention to Varro’s account of the gods, frequently seeking to show how absurd Varro’s account is on its own terms. Here, however, Augustine’s extremely brief formal rejoinder certainly still strikes a similarly mocking note: this particular account of Varro’s is “obvious[ly]” too absurd even to merit serious attention at this point in argument. Yet, this rejoinder itself keenly follows on Augustine’s summary of Varro, which he has carefully shaped explicitly to include or suggest at least some of what was “too obvious to occupy space” in the argument.

Cross-posted from New Testament Interpretation.

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Cicero, Rhetorica ad Herennium

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In addition to the Loeb Classical Library volumes noted as freely available online at Loebolus and Edonnelly, the Internet Archive has available Cicero’s Rhetorica ad Herennium (Loeb vol. 403) in a number of formats. Another HTML version is also available from the University of Chicago. Among the work’s other features, it contains a robust treatment of memory, which continues to have significance still today.

Cross-posted from New Testament Interpretation.

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Loebolus

A new collection of online Loeb Classical Library volumes is now available (HT: Charles Jones). This new collection provides locally-hosted PDFs that can be downloaded without completing a CAPTCHA field. The page also provides a link to a single ZIP file (3.2 GB) that contains all the individual LCL volume PDFs available on the page.

Cross-posted from New Testament Interpretation.

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Homer and the Papyri

Homer was also called Melesigenes (son of Mele...

Homer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Charles Jones notes that

Homer and the Papyri, first created by Professor Dana Sutton of the University of California, Irvine, is . . . published [online] in a second electronic edition. The new edition consists of a fully searchable relational database of Homeric papyri.

For more details and to access the Homeric papyri database, please see here.

Cross-posted from New Testament Interpretation.

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Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric

It seems like I’ve seen the site before, but Gideon Burton at Brigham Young University has digested a good deal of information about classical and Renaissance rhetoric at Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric. The site “is intended to help beginners, as well as experts, make sense of rhetoric, both on the small scale (definitions and examples of specific terms) and on the large scale (the purposes of rhetoric, the patterns into which it has fallen historically as it has been taught and practiced for 2000+ years).”

Cross-posted from New Testament Interpretation.

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