Classical Education

GUESTS: Victor Davis Hanson Author: Who Killed Homer? , [The Free Press, 1998] Professor of Greek, California State University Fresno Mary Lefkowitz Author: Not Out of Africa , [Basic Books, 1997] Professor of Classics, Wellesley College With a declining interest in ancient studies at universities, Classicists are worried that the ideas of traditional Western culture are being lost. The values of ancient Greece and Rome were once thought to provide the core of Western learning in language, ethics, philosophy and art. But many students on today's multicultural campuses find that Greek studies are dated and guilty of elitism, sexism and oppression. Join guest host Neal Conan for a look at the classics' place in modern education ...on the next Talk of the Nation, from NPR News

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