Who Killed Homer: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom
With straightforward advice and informative readings of the great Greek texts, Victor Davis Hanson and John Heath show how we might still save classics and the Greeks for future generations. Who Killed Homer? is must reading for anyone who agrees that knowledge of classics acquaints us with the beauty and perils of our own culture.
“Hanson and Heath offer a vigorous discussion of “Greekness,” reminding us of why we need to keep alive the memory of the ancient Greeks and their ideals: the separation of science and philosophy from religion, civilian control of military power, constitutional and consensual government, faith in the wisdom of the average citizen, protection of private property from government interference, and the notion of dissent against religion, government, and the military.”
–Mary Lefkowitz, National Review