The Grammar of Our Civility: Classical Education in America

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The pragmatic demands of American life have made higher education's sustained study of ancient Greece and Rome an irrelevant luxury - and this despite the fact that American democracy depends so heavily on classical language, literature, and political theory. In The Grammar of Our Civility, Lee T. Pearcy chronicles how this came to be. Pearcy argues that classics never developed a distinctly American way of responding to distinctly American social conditions. Instead, American classical education simply imitated European ...

The Grammar of Our Civility: Classical Education in America 2005, Baylor University Press

ISBN-13: 9781932792164

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