The Citizen Volume 1

The Citizen Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... Greek art. His lectures were a marvel of compactness and completeness. He seemed to have condensed a course of thirty university lectures into a university extension course of six. The majority of the students will be surprised when told that his lectures, including the quiz and afterviews with the stereopticon, averaged nearly two and a half hours each. The course would have been most incomplete without Dr. Wright's lectures on Greek religion, andhisdelightful discussion of Some Aspects of Greek Poetry. The latter lecture closing with a very entertaining glimpse of Theocritus and Herondas. Dr. Wright's studies of Greek religion were no mere studies of mythology, or even of the thoughts of the favored few, but studies of the every day life and thought of the Greek people. They were models of literary taste and religious Sophrosyne. This course was supplemented by two scholarly lectures by Dr. Riess, on Greek beliefs concerning future life. All that was needed to make the course complete was a daily draught from the original Greek. This an elect few were able to take. It is a question, however, whether some of those who most enjoyed and.profited by the general course knew either the alpha or the omega of the Greek alphabet. The success of this summer course should confirm the management of our Extension Society in their judgment that there is a place for a series of connected summer courses in the university extension system. The students of this summer's course are already interested in the courses which are to come, and why should we not get together from time to time as a student's association'! Most of us wish to continue our readings in the line of our summer studies; can we not encourage each other and enlist new students for next summer's...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631218
  • 9781236631213