The Examined Life

mythic-journey-2015Mythic Journey 2016

Join CLNE and The Examined Life for an exhilarating journey that includes an online graduate course and a study tour to Greece. We will read and discuss early Greek literature and its timeless and universal importance in the education of young people. For more information, email Barbara Scotto, CLNE Liaison.

The online course runs January 9 – May 19, 2016 and the study tour is scheduled for April 14-24, 2016.

A limited number of $1,000 stipends remain to be awarded on a first come, first served basis to teachers K-12, new to The Examined Life program. For more information, please check the requirements.

The 2016 online course highlights mythic patterns, universal links between Greek mythology and other cultures. Barbara Scotto, CLNE co-director and adjunct professor, Framingham State University, will facilitate the online class and lead discussions on the study tour in Greece.

The 2016 study tour will include visits to the American Farm School in Thessaloniki (Salonika); Aristotle’s birthplace in Stagira; towering Mt. Olympus, home of the gods; and Marathon. In Athens, the group will meet with members of the International Board on Books for Young People, including Vangelis Iliopoulos, President, IBBY/Greece and author of the best-selling Triangle-Fish books; Eva Kaliskami, IBBY/Greece liaison, educator, and member of the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Committee; and Vasso Nika, IBBY/Greece Vice-President. Participants may also have the opportunity to visit the home of Sofia Zarabouka, prominent Greek writer and artist. 2016 plans also include tentative meetings with the Greek section of the International Board on Books for Young People and a reception at the home of Sofia Zarabouka, one of Greece’s premier artists. Gareth Hinds, artist-author of The Odyssey, a superb graphic novel, will be ExL’s 2016 artist-in-residence.

Click here for complete details on The Examined Life website.

Email Barbara Scotto, CLNE Liaison, for more information.

Online Course

GO_laptopGreeceOnline provides an exciting journey to ancient (and modern) Greece through the eyes of world-class scholars and literature specialists. History, literature, philosophy, art, culture, government, and politics are explored in lectures and readings that include The Iliad and The Odyssey; the tragedies of Euripides, Sophocles and Aeschylus; the comedies of Aristophanes; the writings of Herodotus, Thucydides, and Plato. Lecturers take up several themes in the literature including democracy and the obligations of citizenship; war and peace; anger and reconciliation; the meaning of life, and the ideal of heroism. The program highlights video lectures as well as several webinars (live online talks by children’s literature specialists and classical scholars) exploring the mythology, history and culture of Greece and other cultures as it has been used by writers and artists in their creation of classic works of literature for adults as well as books for children and young adults.charioteer

The online course starts January 9, 2016 and the study tour is scheduled for April 14-24, 2016 (Boston-Athens).