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The Oldest Dead White European Males and Other Reflections on the Classics: And Other Reflections on the Classics


In this illuminating book, Bernard Knox raises questions both fundamental and timely: Should the ancient Greeks - "the oldest dead white European males" - and all they stand for be kept alive in our collective memory? Is their legacy at all relevant to the way we live now? Multiculturalism and its accompanying reevaluation of Western history and culture have brought with them a heightened sense of the strangeness - the "otherness" - of the Greeks. Modern scholarship has relentlessly exposed the blind adoration of earlier ...

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