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The Oldest Dead White European Males: And Other Reflections on the Classics
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date April 1, 1993
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393034929
ISBN-10 0393034925
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
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Original list price $15.95
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A reexamination of the importance of 'the classics' reminds readers of the contributions those early thinkers made to present-day society, including philosophy, theater, rhetoric, oratory, biology, zoology, and other arts and sciences. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Should the ancient Greeks - "the oldest dead white European males" - and their legacy have any relevance to the way we live now? So much of what the ancients were and did may now appear positively racist and sexist in this era of multiculturalism. Yet for all their flaws, the Greeks gave us Homer Sappho, Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles and Thucydides, to name a few. They invented much of what we now take for granted: the idea of the humanities, philosophy, the theatre, competitive athletics, political theory, rhetoric and oratory, biology, zoology and atomic theory. In this book, Bernard Knox raises questions that are of fundamental importance for our age.

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from W W Norton & Co Inc (April 1, 1993)
9780393034929 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Examines recent criticism of classical Greek literature as basic curriculum, disillusion with the humanities, and the influence of Greek literature
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (September 1, 1994)
9780393312331 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $17.95
About: “No one carries his learning more gracefully than Knox.

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