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G. K. Chesterton on Aesop and his Fables

G. K. Chesterton on Aesop and his Fables

G. K. Chesterton on Aesop and his Fables G. K. Chesterton discusses some elements of fable and the fame of Aesop, in his introduction to a 1912 edition of Aesop’s Fables. Aesop embodies an epigram...

Cantos 1 to 3 Dante Videos with Professor Mahfood

Cantos 1 to 3 Dante Videos with Professor Mahfood

Dr. Mahfood shares his insights on the first three cantos (the Dark Wood and Gate of Hell) in Dante’s Inferno. Please be aware that this is a challenging work with complex and mature themes....

Ancient Greek Literature Resources Index

Ancient Greek Literature Resources Index

Ancient Greek resources currently available on our site include: “Why Study the Pagans?” by Cheryl Lowe “Why We Read the Odyssey” by Deborah Stokol Introduction to Greek Tragedy Introduction to Classical Greek Literature by...

The Four Ages of Man by Anne Bradstreet

The Four Ages of Man by Anne Bradstreet

The Four Ages of Man by Anne Bradstreet [Introduction] Childhood Youth Middle Age Old Age [Introduction] 1.1   Lo now! four other acts upon the stage, 1.2   Childhood, and Youth, the Manly, and Old-age. 1.3  ...

Letter 1 Introduction from American Farmer Letters by Crevecoeur

Letter 1 Introduction from American Farmer Letters by Crevecoeur

Letters From An American Farmer J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur COLOPHON Text: Letters From an American Farmer, by J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, reprinted from the original ed., with a prefatory note...

William Blake Poetry

William Blake Poetry

William Blake Poetry William Blake (1757-1827) was a British Romantic poet and painter. He is most well known for his Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience; his own engravings illustrated these and many...

Songs of Experience Introduction by William Blake

Songs of Experience Introduction by William Blake

SONGS OF EXPERIENCE by William Blake INTRODUCTION Hear the voice of the Bard, Who present, past, and future, sees; Whose ears have heard The Holy Word That walked among the ancient tree; Calling the...

Songs of Innocence Introduction by William Blake

Songs of Innocence Introduction by William Blake

Songs of Innocence by William Blake INTRODUCTION Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: “Pipe a song about...