Book III: God first appears/Three is the number of the Trinity Book IV: Man first appears/Four is the number of man, the earth Book VII: Creation is first described/Seven days in the creation week Book VIII: Sex is first described/Eight is the number of new beginnings Book XIII: The twelve tribes of Israel are firstContinue reading “Numerology In Paradise Lost”
In addition to the four 2021-2022 classes already announced, next year I am offering a class through GibbsClassical.com specifically for humanities teachers. Young teachers have it rough. To begin with, they are often only a few years older than their students. A lack of experience often leads to a lack of confidence, and yet youngContinue reading “A Class For Humanities Teachers”
Registration opens on Friday, May 21, for the following GibbsClassical.com classes: Fall 2021 Courses: Foundations of Modern Politics and British Ladies of the Nineteenth Century Friday afternoons, September 3 through December 10 (no class November 26th) Foundations of Modern Politics will start at 1:45pm EST British Ladies of the 19th Century will start at 3:05pm EST Sessions run 65 minutes. __Continue reading “GibbsClassical.com 2021-2022 Classes”
When teaching the Comedy, it is often the same student who claims that “all sin is the same in God’s eyes” that also most heartily objects to Dante’s insinuation that gluttony is worse than lust.
Today, my sophomore Humanities class began a four week study of Hamlet, and I opened our time in the play with a few comments on Harold Bloom’s introductory essay to Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. The lecture is available to download by clicking here.
Today, one of my more capable rhetoric students said she practiced her speeches in different accents, which made her more aware of the words she was speaking. Quite clever. Such awareness is often quite difficult for rookie writers, so I was doubly impressed.