By Judith P. Hallett, Thomas Van Nortwick
Compromising Traditions is the 1st selection of theoretically expert autobiographical writing within the box of classical experiences which goals to create a extra expansive and authoritative type of classical scholarship.
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What more would I want as a teacher? And let us acknowledge that behind issues of evaluation lie those of power. The grades we give can be significant sorting devices in the business of handing out the world’s goodies to our students. If a student can just tell his or her own story and get an “A”, then how can we preserve standards in the practice of – what? Handing out the goodies? Of course the same goes for us. If any Tom, Judith, or Susan can get published by confessing their shameful youth, how can we preserve standards in the practice of promotion, tenure, salary?
And my good name. 321–322)2 This is an extraordinarily high price to pay for the risk she took when she compromised her new home for a hero who was seeking a home himself. In Apollonius, Medea understands that she will lose her family by helping Jason. She dreams of a terrible quarrel between her father and the Argonauts. 614–647). When they have escaped from Colchis, Medea reminds Jason of what she has done for him and articulates perhaps more directly than any other princess how high a price she paid: she has lost her parents and her homeland.
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Compromising Traditions: The Personal Voice in Classical Scholarship by Judith P. Hallett, Thomas Van Nortwick