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Who Killed Homer?

The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom

by Victor Davis Hanson Author · John Heath Author


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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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Blackstone Publishing
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
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Victor Davis Hanson (Author)

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. His many books include A War Like No Other and Between War and Peace. He is a sy...

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John Heath (Author)

John Heath, author of Actaeon, The Unmanly Intruder, is associate professor of classics and chairman of the Classics Department at Santa Clara University, California. He lives in Menlo Park, California.

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