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Description - Who Killed Homer by Victor Davis Hanson

For over two millennia, familiarity with the literature, art, philosophy, and values of the classical world has been synonymous with education itself. But today classical education is rapidly disappearing from American high school and university curricula, and as a result we are in danger of becoming illiterate about the ideas that created Western civilisation. In this book acclaimed classicists Victor Davis Hanson and John Heath explain what has been sacrificed, who did it and why. Hanson and Heath argue that if we lose our knowledge of the Greeks, then we lose our understanding of who we are. 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. This 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781893554269
ISBN-10: 1893554260
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 323
Imprint: Encounter Books,USA
Publisher: Encounter Books,USA
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist at California State University.

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