Proverbial
Proverbial
CiRCE Institute Podcast Network
On every episode of Proverbial, teacher and author Joshua Gibbs (How to Be Unlucky: Reflections on the Pursuit of Virtue and Something They Will Not Forget: A Handbook for Classical Teachers) explores a single proverb, some old bit of wisdom, and tries to discern what it means for modern men. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Long Farewell
This week's proverb is from Jonathan Swift: "life is a tragedy wherein we sit as spectators for a while and then act our part in it." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 12
28 min
Silence is Golden
This week's proverb, which is unattributed, is "let sleeping dogs lie." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 30
24 min
Heaven Can Wait
This week's proverb is unattributed: "Youth is wasted on the young." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 23
21 min
Made in Italy
This week's proverb is unattributed: "the clothes make the man." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 15
27 min
The Best Part of the Trip
This week's proverb comes from Dante, that great Italian writer, who wrote, "if the will won't will, nothing can force it." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 8
31 min
Like the Wolf
This week's proverb is unattributed: "hunger is the best sauce." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 26
23 min
A Full Life
In this week's episode Joshua Gibbs contemplates Solomon's famous "there is a time" proverb from Scripture. Join him as he contemplates what this passage has to say for modern men and women. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 18
33 min
Economies of Happiness
This weeks' proverb is unattributed: "happy wife, happy life." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say for modern men and women. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Aug 5
27 min
Candy Canes
This week's proverb comes from composer Gustav Mahler, who said that "tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say to modern men and women. And if you like the show please leave a rating or a review wherever you get podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jul 2
23 min
Anthology
This week's proverb is unattributed and says: "if all men were angels no government would be necessary." Join Joshua Gibbs as he contemplates what this proverb has to say for modern men and women. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jun 16
17 min
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