July 1, 2012

Article: How the Classics Strengthen Schools and Society

From http://www.aft.org/newspubs/periodicals/ae/index.cfm

Knowing Ourselves: How the Classics Strengthen Schools and Society
By Peter Dodington
Summer 2012

Studying the ancient Greek and Roman world provides students an excellent opportunity to work on [the] goal of self- knowledge. The ancients dedicated themselves to figuring out what “the good life” is, and they did so in a way that is clear and comprehensible to students. Studying them in our schools helps students think deeply about who they want to become and how they can achieve that.

Access a PDF of the full article at the APA blog: http://apaclassics.org/index.php/apa_blog/apa_blog_entry/knowing_ourselves_how_the_classics_strengthen_schools_and_society

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