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Who killed Homer?: the demise of classical education and the recovery of Greek wisdom

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With straightforward advice and informative readings of the great Greek texts, the authors show how we might still save classics and the Greeks for future generations. Who Killed Homer? is must reading for anyone who agrees that knowledge of classics acquaints us with the beauty and perils of our own culture.
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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. 

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subject_facet Civilization, Western -- Greek influences, Classical education -- United States, Classical philology -- Study and teaching -- United States, Classicism -- United States, Classicists -- United States, Greek philology -- Study and teaching -- United States, Homer -- Appreciation -- United States, United States -- Civilization -- Greek influences
title_display Who killed Homer? : the demise of classical education and the recovery of Greek wisdom
title_full 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 / Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath
title_short Who killed Homer? :
title_sub the demise of classical education and the recovery of Greek wisdom
topic_facet Appreciation, Civilization, Civilization, Western, Classical education, Classical philology, Classicism, Classicists, Greek influences, Greek philology, History, Homer, Nonfiction, Sociology, Study and teaching