New PDF release: Classics: Why It Matters

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ISBN-13: 9781509517923

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For generations, the learn of Greek and Latin was once used to coach the elites of the western international. wisdom of classical tradition, it used to be believed, produced extra cultivated, artistic members; Greece and Rome have been noticeable as pinnacles of civilization, and the origins of western superiority over the remainder of the world.

Few this day are prepared to safeguard this elitist, occasionally racist, imaginative and prescient of the significance of classics, and it truly is now not thought of crucial schooling for politicians and execs. Shouldn’t classics then be out of date?

Far from it. As Neville Morley indicates, the ancients are as influential this present day as they ever were, and we forget about them at our peril. not just have they got a lot to coach us concerning the previous, yet they could provide vital classes for the complicated cultural, social and political worlds of the present.

Introducing Polity’s Why It Matters sequence: In those brief and energetic books, world-leading thinkers make the case for the significance in their topics and objective to motivate a brand new iteration of students.

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