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The oldest dead white European males and other reflections on the classics

Author: Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1994 ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Long-time scholar and classicist Knox (coeditor, The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces) offers three essays in defense of the ancient Greeks against their current and many maligners in the camps of the new academia. '[The] revisionist case lacks cogency,'' declares Knox, arguing simply that the role of the ancients 'in the history of the West has always been innovative, sometimes indeed subversive, even
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox
ISBN: 039331233X 9780393312331
OCLC Number: 31203453
Description: 144 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The oldest dead white European males --
The walls of Thebes --
The continuity of Greek culture.
Responsibility: Bernard Knox.

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"No one carries his learning more gracefully than Knox. That is because he does not, like so many scholars, seal it off from the rest of life. Ancient and current wisdom communicate through him."  Read more...

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