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On Attaining What We Do Not Value

In reading lately, trying to improve my base knowledge of British literature, which is now part of my teaching duties, my attention was drawn to one aspect of Greek and Roman culture that scholar Gilbert Highet wrote about in his book The Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature. His discussion that I want to highlight involved William Wordsworth’s similarity to the Roman Stoics, in their mutual sense of the importance of duty and the necessity of moral improvement.  The Stoics’ understanding of the purpose and uses of writing and literature… Read more On Attaining What We Do Not Value