Climbing Parnassus

Climbing Parnassus

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Climbing Parnassus presents the reader not so much with a program for educational renewal as with a defense and vindication of the formative power of Greek and Latin. Tracy Lee Simmonsa€™s persuasive witness to the unique, now all-but-forgotten advantages of study in, and of, the classical languages constitutes a bracing reminder of the genuine aims of a truly liberal education.Centuries later, according to a nineteenthcentury historian, Greek remained a€œthe means of blending Oriental [i.e., Eastern] with ... (The protracted loss of Greek cut off the West from firsthand fluency with its treasures, a loss not repaired until theanbsp;...

Title:Climbing Parnassus
Author: Tracy Lee Simmons
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2014-05-20

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