Who Killed Homer?

  • by Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath
  • Narrated by Jeff Riggenbach
  • 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For over two millennia in the West, familiarity with the literature, philosophy, and values of the Classical World has been synonymous with education itself. The traditions of the Greeks explain why Western Culture’s unique tenets of democracy, capitalism, civil liberty, and constitutional government are now sweeping the globe. Yet the general public in America knows less about its cultural origins than ever before, as Classical education rapidly disappears from our high school and university curricula.
Acclaimed classicists Hanson and Heath raise an impassioned call to arms: if we lose our knowledge of the Greeks, we lose our understanding of who we are. With straightforward advice and informative reading lists, the authors present a highly useful primer for anyone who wants more knowledge of Classics, and thus of the beauty and perils of our own culture.


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Great book on the liberal's destruction of the cla

This book outlines the problems with modern liberal distortions of the classics and how they have contributed to the destruction of a classical education. The only improvement I can recommend is that the author should update with a second edition.
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- AlexIndia "I am a national speaker on the relationship between the ancient western civilization and present day politics. Follow me!"


Interesting and entertaining book. Most excellent narrator. Red meat of a certain sort. (The sort I most like.) You will laugh, lament, and be invigorated.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-30-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.