• Who Killed Homer?

  • The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom
  • By: Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 08-30-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (75 ratings)

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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.
©1998 Victor Davis Hanson and John Heath (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sotiris on 07-28-15

Required reading

This book is a searing indictment of a whole generation of careerist "Classicists" who have done incalculable damage to the cause of Classical wisdom in our lifetime. The book is well written and researched and presents a pragmatic picture of the state of Classical Studies in today's Western academic milieu. That said, this book is also an inspirational clarion call to arms for those inclined to gird themselves in the panoply of Greek wisdom, and who burn to spread the fire of Greek learning far and wide. If this book doesn't goad you into action, nothing will.

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5 out of 5 stars
By B on 06-11-16


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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