WHO KILLED HOMER? - THE DEMISE OF CLASSICAL
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An in-depth study of why the Greek point of view is crucial to a well-rounded education, 'Who Killed Homer?' analyzes how and why it is vanishing from the present-day educational system. The literature, art, philosophy, and values of the Classical World have been synonymous with Western education itself. The traditions of the Greeks explain why Western culture is so uniquely dynamic and why its tenets of democracy, capitalism, materialism, personal freedom, civil liberty, and constitutional government are now sweeping the globe. Yet, the general public in America knows less about its cultural origins than ever, as Classical education rapidly slips away from the curricula of high schools, universities, even elementary schools. The authors examine how this has come about through time and how modernism alone is not the culprit. The 'keepers' of Classicism who have failed to keep the spirit of Greek thinking alive has resulted in its demise, precisely at a time when it is most needed to explain, guide, and warn the public about both the wonders and dangers of their own culture.