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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Still Teaching

Yesterday we bid farewell to Plato -- his consummating dialogues on rhetoric, the Gorgias and Phaedrus -- today we turn to Aristotle's Rhetoric with a dash of Categories and the Poetics. This is the third week of the first of my summer intensives, and already it's mid-term and a mountain of papers to grade on top of everything else. I must say, it's a fairly obliterating business.

1 comment:

jollyspaniard said...

I've got renewed sympathy for you. We let a teacher use a tiny room in our place as an office and crash space as she teaches locally but lives far away. She's just started teaching the UK's equivalent of high school and she's constantly overworked, stressed and financially threadbare. The state puts in the bare minimum to keep the pretense of education going while all the politicians send their kids to private schools.