Who Killed Homer?: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom Who Killed Homer?: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom

Who Killed Homer?: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom

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Publisher Description

For over two millennia in the West, familiarity with the literature, philosophy, and values of the Classical World has been synonymous with education itself. The traditions of the Greeks explain why Western Culture’s unique tenets of democracy, capitalism, civil liberty, and constitutional government are now sweeping the globe. Yet the general public in America knows less about its cultural origins than ever before, as Classical education rapidly disappears from our high school and university curricula.

Acclaimed classicists Hanson and Heath raise an impassioned call to arms: if we lose our knowledge of the Greeks, we lose our understanding of who we are. With straightforward advice and informative reading lists, the authors present a highly useful primer for anyone who wants more knowledge of Classics, and thus of the beauty and perils of our own culture.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
JR
Jeff Riggenbach
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
11:28
hr min
RELEASED
2012
August 6
PUBLISHER
Blackstone Publishing
SIZE
457
MB