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  • How to use the enduring power of Greek myths in your classroom

    on Mar 3, 13 • in Antiquty, Book, Culture, Education, Greece, News • with Comments Off

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    The Odyssey is 3,000 years old, but teacher Peter Worley finds it’s still relevant in his philosophy lessons today Homer’s story of Odysseus’ struggle to get home from Troy, The Odyssey (which dates from at least the 8th century BC), was used in the ancient world for moral instruction. But I find that the stories lend themselves better to critical and philosophical thinking. This is because the stories contain so much complexity and ambiguity that they engage young people in a much more interesting way than straight moral tales. Many education professionals feel that everything

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