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AQ-50016-09Education Programs: Enduring Questions: Pilot Course GrantsDuquesne University"The Meanings of Life: Ancient Visions"7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011$17,870.00Jeffrey McCurry   Duquesne UniversityPittsburghPA15282-0001USA2009Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralEnduring Questions: Pilot Course GrantsEducation Programs17870017368.510

The development of an undergraduate course on the meaning of life, focusing on writings from ancient Greece and Rome.

This project aims to develop a course exploring nine different versions of how to live a life worth living by reading several works of ancient literature, history, and philosophy. By studying Homer, Sappho, Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Marcus Aurelius, and Augustine, students will learn how to think analytically about the fundamental question of the meaning of life by joining the western tradition's argument about the nature of the meaning of life.