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  • Unlocking the scrolls of Herculaneum

    12/20/2013 9:11:01 AM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12-19-2013 | Robin Banerji
    For centuries scholars have been hunting for the lost works of ancient Greek and Latin literature. In the Renaissance, books were found in monastic libraries. In the late 19th Century papyrus scrolls were found in the sands of Egypt. But only in Herculaneum in southern Italy has an entire library from the ancient Mediterranean been discovered in situ. On the eve of the catastrophe in 79 AD, Herculaneum was a chic resort town on the Bay of Naples, where many of Rome's top families went to rest and recuperate during the hot Italian summers. It was also a place where...
  • Selkie Girl Deconstructed

    02/01/2013 12:46:40 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 29, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Please tell me if anyone has heard of this "junior classic" “Last spring, my 2nd-grade daughter came home with an extra assignment—a worksheet she hadn’t completed in class for a story called The Selkie Girl,” Jennifer Holladay writes in the Winter 2012-2013 issue of Rethinking Schools.” She brought the book home, too, and it was one I’d never seen before, a Junior Great Books anthology (Series 3, Book 1), published by the nonprofit Great Books Foundation.” “As we settled in, I asked my daughter to tell me about The Selkie Girl. Her rendition gave me pause, so I asked her...
  • **Free Movies Online--Classics,Indies,Noir,Westerns etc**

    11/10/2012 10:55:10 AM PST · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    Where to watch free movies online? Let’s get you started. We have listed here 500+ quality films that you can watch online. The collection is divided into the following categories: Comedy & Drama; Film Noir, Horror, Hitchcock; Westerns, John Wayne; Silent Films; Documentaries, and Animation... Take a free course, learn a language. (its not torrent nor illegal)
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

    12/21/2011 9:53:55 PM PST · by Daffynition · 61 replies
    OpenSource.com ^ | December 22, 2011 | unknown
    A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?”Below, you will find the book list offered up by the astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and popularizer of science. Where possible, we have included links to free versions of the books, all taken from our Free Audio Books and Free eBooks collections. Or you can always download a professionally-narrated book for free from Audible.com. Details here. If you’re looking for a more extensive list of essential works, don’t miss The Harvard Classics, a 51 volume series...
  • A Letter to the Pope: How To Do Latin Right

    11/30/2011 7:20:08 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    American Chronicle ^ | Sept, 2007 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    >>>THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED FOUR YEARS AGO. STILL A HOT TOPIC.>>>> The Vatican recently announced a return to the Latin Mass for congregations that wish to use it. Much of the world was bewildered or bemused. Oh great, old-fashioned religionists will be listening to sonorous noise that nobody understands. Ah, but what if they did! I believe the Pope’s decision is a great opportunity, both for spiritual enlightenment and educational advances. Perhaps I should mention that I’m not a Catholic or someone who goes to religious ceremonies of any kind. I write as an education activist; in that context, let’s...
  • Room In The Morning

    02/03/2011 7:11:12 PM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revsk's Youtube ^ | 2-3-11 | Revski
    Whistling tune, I’ll Fly Away by myself a-cappella singing by wife Cheryl, the song, Room At The Cross and the song, In The Morning is song by, Grandpa Jones and the Browns Ferry Four! Video arranged by o7jimmy.
  • In The Morning

    01/27/2011 6:39:07 AM PST · by Revski · 6 replies
    Revski's Youtube ^ | 1-27-2011 | Revski
    The song of this video, Meet You In The Morning is song by, Grandpa Jones and the Browns Ferry Four! Arranged by o7jimmy.
  • Soundtrack review: Perseverance Records unsheathes Ennio Morricone’s RED SONJA

    12/21/2010 7:59:35 PM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies
    examiner ^ | 12.18.10
    RED SONJA is one of those Ennio Morricone gems that I like to mention every now and then to remind people that despite how cheesy and nigh unwatchable the film was, the soundtrack was a true joy to behold.
  • Classical Conversation Starters

    08/23/2010 11:06:11 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 23, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    As the educational establishment makes every effort to push Western Civilization down a memory hole, a hearty band of activists is proving, once again, that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. One of these brave souls is Leigh A. Bortins, a home-schooling mom who started her own company in order to show the parents of public, private and home-schooled children how to pass a classical education through the generations. Two tips that the CEO and founder of Classical Conversations, Inc., passed on in a recent appearance at the Heritage Foundation: * Have your kids draw maps;...
  • A Classical Education: Back to the Future

    06/08/2010 7:44:05 AM PDT · by SwotSonOfSitetest · 38 replies · 78+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 7, 2010 | Stanley Fish
    I wore my high school ring for more than 40 years. --SNIP-- I wore the ring (and will wear it again) because although I have degrees from two Ivy league schools and have taught at U.C. Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Duke, Classical High School (in Providence, RI) is the best and most demanding educational institution I have ever been associated with. The name tells the story. When I attended, offerings and requirements included four years of Latin, three years of French, two years of German, physics, chemistry, biology, algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, English, history, civics, in addition to extra-curricular...
  • The Cars We Drove (Cool Video)

    02/21/2010 10:49:22 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 25 replies · 1,112+ views
    If you like classics, and you are old enough to remember the 50's and the 60's, or just like the classic cars of those years then you will love this trip down memory lane. The guy that put this together is an obvious conservative patriot who loves America. I know from the sites that he links to this classic car site of his. If you need a brake from the news, or just want to go down memory lane then you really need to check out his video slide show of the; Cars We Drove
  • Connie Hines dies at 79; costar on TV's 'Mister Ed'

    12/22/2009 10:17:51 AM PST · by pissant · 40 replies · 1,779+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/22/09 | keith Thursby
    Connie Hines, an actress who portrayed Carol Post, whose husband Wilbur was the only person who could talk with Mister Ed in the 1960s television show, has died. She was 79. Hines died Friday at her home in Beverly Hills from complications of heart problems, said Alan Young, her "Mister Ed" costar. "I lost a great friend. She was always joyous," Young said Monday. In the show, which ran from 1961 to 1966 on CBS, the Posts moved into a rambling country home and found a horse in their barn. The center of the show became the banter between Young...
  • Rebuilding a Family Heirloom

    08/17/2009 12:58:40 AM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies · 550+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2009 | Steve Dopkins
    My ride is a classic 1962 Chevrolet Impala anniversary edition two-door hard top. My love has a 283 Chevy small block engine, and when it cruises by on a Sunday you can hear what American automotive muscle sounds like. The Impala was bought by my grandfather as a gift for my aunt so she could commute to UC Davis. After her stint at UCD the car was parked in an open tomb (i.e. the back yard) and was left to nature's devices. For 16 years, rain, sleet and a multitude of shrubs, trees and vines consumed the car, leaving it...
  • Use a Saxophone, Lose Your License (10/27/38)

    10/27/2008 5:15:34 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 32 replies · 609+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives | 10/27/38 | No byline
  • What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey of Freeper Reading Habits

    09/29/2008 7:19:37 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 237 replies · 2,603+ views
    9/29/08 | MplsSteve
    It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" thread! It can be anything...a NY Times bestseller, a technical journal, a trashy pulp novel...in short, anything! DO NOT answer by saying "I'm Reading This Thread". It stopped being funny a long time ago. Here's what I'm reading. I'm just about finished with "Blockaders, Refugees & Contrabands: Civil War on Florida's Gulf Coast 1861-1865." It's a very interesting book about how the US Navy was able to turn a substantial portion of Florida's Gulf Coast population against the Confederacy, creating a civil war within that part of Florida. So...
  • Excerpts from literary parody contest

    08/13/2008 12:39:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 156+ views
    Here are some wince-inducing excerpts, characterized by interminable tangents and inane prose, from the 26th annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a literary parody contest sponsored by San Jose State University. Winner: "Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber, and like the city their passion was open 24/7, steam rising from their bodies like slick streets exhaling warm, moist, white breath through manhole covers stamped 'Forged by DeLaney Bros., Piscataway, N.J.'" _ Garrison Spik, Washington
  • Mark Steyn: A music book that's not musak -

    09/09/2007 10:52:16 AM PDT · by UnklGene · 28 replies · 834+ views
    Macleans - Canada ^ | September 10, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    Mark Steyn: A music book that's not muzak - Wilfrid Sheed's 'The House That George Built' moves from one memorable riff to another MARK STEYN | September 10, 2007 | "You can't receive all your inspiration from listening to old records," writes Wilfrid Sheed. "It's like receiving your fresh air in cans." I know what he means. Today, in 2007, we understand that It Had To Be You and The Way You Look Tonight and My Funny Valentine are great songs. They've been declared to be so, over and over. But I wonder if we'd have figured it out at...
  • Father condemns East Penn's 'filthy' reading list

    08/15/2007 11:16:07 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 149 replies · 3,020+ views
    The Morning Call ^ | 15 August 2007 | Randy Kraft
    An angry parent has blasted the East Penn School District for requiring its students to read books he said are "full of filthy vulgarity." Richard Jones of Upper Milford confronted the school board Monday about some of the books on his 15-year-old son's 10th-grade summer reading list at Emmaus High School, saying they're trash. Following its standard practice, the board limited Jones to three minutes and didn't respond to his criticism during the meeting. But later, board President Ann Thompson said, "We listened carefully and it is being investigated carefully."
  • Music for Easter from the Vatican (in MP3 format, all are free)

    03/27/2007 6:40:06 AM PDT · by Stoat · 27 replies · 4,587+ views
    The Vatican ^ | March 27, 2007
    Easter 2006 Easter 2005 Easter 2004 Easter 2003 Easter 2002     Easter 2001 Easter 2000          Easter Music    Holy Week 2006 Holy Week 2005 Holy Week 2004 Holy Week 2003 Holy Week 2002  EASTER MUSIC: Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine Chapel Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music
  • It Happened One Night

    06/26/2006 7:37:29 PM PDT · by RightWingAtheist · 16 replies · 531+ views
    NRO ^ | June 26 2006 | Catherine Seipp
    Summer has always been old movies time for my daughter and me, and now that she’s 17 I can finally be pretty confident that we’re actually watching the same movie. When she was younger, this wasn’t always so. She was about ten, for instance, one hot evening when Rear Window was on TCM. As it happens, this wonderful old Hitchcock romantic thriller takes place during the summer. So when photographer James Stewart is temporarily laid up in a wheelchair because of some adventurous accident, spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors with his binoculars and zoom lens, all their windows are...
  • AMC: What makes a movie a 'classic'?

    10/17/2005 8:12:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies · 1,423+ views
    http://popwatch.ew.com ^ | 7/12/05 | Gary Susman
    AMC: What makes a movie a 'classic'? You can actually sue a TV channel for sucking -- and win. That's the lesson of today's legal victory against AMC, in a breach of contract suit filed by Time Warner Cable (like EW.com, a division of Time Warner). Like some viewers who remember when AMC stood for ''American Movie Classics,'' the cable operator complained that AMC doesn't show classic movies much anymore. (These days, the channel just goes by the abbreviation ''AMC,'' as if to gloss over the word ''Classics,'' much like KFC, which doesn't want to remind anyone in our calorie-conscious...
  • (AMC) Film Channel Veers From Oldies and May Pay for It

    07/25/2005 6:18:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies · 456+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/25/05 | Lia Miller
    The judge has ruled: "Look Who's Talking, Too," starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, just isn't a classic. After it changed its programming in 2002 to include more contemporary films, including movies like "Staying Alive" and the "Look Who's Talking" movies, the American Movie Classics channel was sued by Time Warner Cable for veering too far from its original format of classic movies. A ruling on July 8 by Judge Bernard J. Fried of New York State Supreme Court gives the Time Warner unit, which has 11 million subscribers, the green light to drop the station. A spokesman for Time...
  • Who's afraid of classical concerts?

    03/04/2005 6:19:20 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 58 replies · 936+ views
    The Lebrecht Weekly ^ | February 10, 2005 | Norman Lebrecht
    Whenever someone predicts the demise of symphony concerts, reassurances come fluttering from every obvious quarter. The Association of British Orchestras (ABO) produces a wireless device that allows concertgoers to follow the music interactively. A record label pays a million pounds to a schoolgirl violinist. A big-name soloist announces that more people than ever are tuning into classics. As in any death foretold, these final rites will not affect the sad outcome. The Co-Co (for Concert Companion) that the ABO will show this weekend at its annual conference enables listeners to zoom in on the conductor’s sweaty brow or the deep...
  • 'Green Eggs and Ham' Put Into Latin

    09/25/2003 4:03:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies · 2,043+ views
    Yahoo News! ^ | Thu Sep 25 | ULA ILNYTZKY
    NEW YORK - "Green Eggs and Ham" is an easy read. After all, the late Theodore Geisel, belovedly known as Dr. Seuss, wrote it after his editor challenged him to do a book in just 50 words. But have you tried to read it in Latin? Retitled "Virent Ova! Viret Perna!!" the Seuss classic has been rendered into Latin by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Inc. of Wauconda, Ill. The target audience is "people who took Latin in school and have fond remembrance of it, teachers and students who take Latin — and, of course, Seuss fans," Kelly Hughes, a spokeswoman for the...
  • Project Gutenburg: A Website to download free books

    08/24/2003 9:02:13 AM PDT · by TomB · 31 replies · 506+ views
    I just came across a great website that I wanted to point out to Freepers. It is called Project Gutenburg, and it offers books free to download. Since they can only do this with books whose copywrites have expired, most books date from prior to 1923. However, there seems to be many great finds ready to be read. Here is a link to a zipped text file of all the titles, and here is one for the authors. The website also has an alphabetical listing along with a search function. I like anything that is free, so if you are...
  • Arms and the Man (about Victor Davis Hanson)

    03/08/2003 11:30:18 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 3 replies · 181+ views
    USNews.com ^ | March 8, 2003 | Andrew Curry
    SELMA, CALIF.--Victor Davis Hanson's grape farm here is 3 miles straight down Mountain View Road from the Sun-Maid raisin plant his vineyards supply. Orderly rows of Thompson grapevines, dry and bare in the chill of California winter, surround a modest, two-story gray farmhouse. Inside, black-and-white family photos stretch back five generations, evidence of a family clinging to this land since the railroad brought them from Missouri in 1872. There is no room for nuance here. With just 135 acres of vineyards, equivocation has immediate and very real consequences. Vines are tended properly, or grapes don't grow; fields are irrigated, or...
  • Physical Scientists Need a Liberal Arts Education

    10/30/2002 8:03:45 PM PST · by cornelis · 128 replies · 712+ views
    Modern Age ^ | Winter 1992 | E. Christian Kopff
    It is not so obvious that physical scientists need a liberal arts education, rooted in the study of language. They themselves assert that they have no time for it. They have insisted on the abolition of language requirements in almost every university graduate program in America. This development is directly related to the massive amount of fraud which now typifies scientific publication in this country. This scientific community has lost track of the historical and ethical roots of our civilization, the only civilization which has fostered the scientific ethic and considerable scientific research and discovery. Increasingly young men enter the...
  • Who Killed Homer?

    09/26/2002 7:34:04 PM PDT · by cornelis · 33 replies · 644+ views
    Stanford Magazine ^ | 1998 | John Heath and Victor Davis Hanson
      Who Killed Homer? They were supposed to keep the Greek and Roman flame burning. Instead, the authors argue, today's classicists have trashed their own field, squandering the legacy that shaped Western civilization and destroying a noble profession. by John Heath and Victor Davis Hanson Related Articles:Two professors defending HomerRelated Site: Classics on the web This winter, a new crop of PhD students in classics will troop off to academic conferences in search of teaching posts. These would-be professors of Greek and Latin have done exactly what they were told and read precisely what was assigned. Most of them...