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The Grammar of Our Civility: Classical Education in America, LEE T. PEARCY
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Author:    LEE T. PEARCY

Title:   The Grammar of Our Civility: Classical Education in America

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Baylor University Press August 2005

ISBN Number:    1932792163 / 9781932792164

Seller ID:   32013

The pragmatic demands of American life have made higher education's sustained study of ancient Greece and Rome an irrelevant luxury--and this despite the fact that American democracy depends so heavily on classical language, literature, and political theory. In "The Grammar of Our Civility," Lee T. Pearcy chronicles how this came to be. Pearcy argues that classics never developed a distinctly American way of responding to distinctly American social conditions. Instead, American classical education simply imitated European models that were designed to underwrite European culture. "The Grammar of Our Civility" also offers a concrete proposal for the role of classical education, one that takes into account practical expectations for higher education in twenty-first century America.

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