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Climbing Parnassus : a new apologia for Greek and Latin

Author: Tracy Lee Simmons
Publisher: Wilmington, DE : ISI Books, 2007, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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"Discussions of educational reform often involve windy talk of a "return to the classics," yet rarely do would-be reformers go so far as to advocate a return to education in the classical languages themselves. That is a program that strikes even the most stalwart critics of contemporary educational mediocrity as quixotic, and perhaps even undesirable." "Tracy Lee Simmons readily concedes that there is little reason  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Lee Simmons
ISBN: 9781933859507 1933859504
OCLC Number: 171113232
Description: xvii, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A few notes at base camp --
Bent twigs and trees inclined : liberal education, the humanities, and the quest for a common mind : the foothils of classical education --
Prospect from the Castalian spring : the long ascent of classical education from ancient to modern times --
Traveling through the realms of gold: the balms of Greek of Latin.
Responsibility: Tracy Lee Simmons.

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In Climbing Parnassus, winner of the 2005 Paideia Prize, Tracy Lee Simmons presents a defense and vindication of the formative power of Greek and Latin. His persuasive witness to the unique, now  Read more...

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