Arete: The Study of a Noble Life Through Literature by Farrah Lee-Elabd

Arete is a Greek word that means “excellence” in the context of living an “excellent life”. In Irving, Dallas, I attended a 2 week summer program that studied works of classical literature, all containing the theme of Arete. Reading works such as: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Much Ado About Nothing, Revelation, Barn Burning, and others. One of the most striking things that I learned from this camp is the importance of reading great classical literature because they hold such endless potential in opportunities to learn about humanity. By studying great literature, one can easily learn not only about character motivations, but also about humanity and how people really are.

 

Check out this link!

 SAPL Literature Resource Guides

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: