I love that word when it comes to anything, but mostly when I can learn something new.
Hillsdale College is offering a free online course, Great Books 101 - Ancient to Medieval. If you need a refresher course or are unfamiliar with some or all of these classics, consider digging into some writing from our past.
Along with video and audio lectures by Hillsdale's professors, you will find the reading excerpt, a short quiz, and discussion opportunities with fellow students. After a final exam at the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion.
The books offered are:
Homer, The Iliad
Homer, The Odyssey
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
Virgil, The Aeneid
The David Story
The Book of Job
St Augustine, Confessions
Chaucer, Canterbury Tales
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Our minds are like sponges and sometimes they get a bit dried up. When we find the time to keep learning, our minds are refreshed. Who knows where it will take us? A word, a thought, or perspective will expand our knowledge base and creativity. As I have been reading these classics, I have had fresh ideas for my own writing.
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I hope you take time to get a little learning in this year and reap the benefits!
After raising and homeschooling her 8 children and teaching art classes for 10 years, Kathy has found time to pursue freelance writing. She enjoys writing magazine articles and more recently had her story, "One of a Kind", published in The Kids' Ark. You can find her passion to bring encouragement and hope to people of all ages at When It Hurts - http://kathleenmoulton.com