Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

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I thank Denis Feeney for inviting me to join this conversation. And by this conversation, I mean this conversation in particular. About the liberal arts and its future.

Public discussions these days that include humanities typically start by asking for an explanation of its decline, which is kind of like the old courtroom adage about asking when have you stopped beating your significant other.

It's a much better idea to ignore that particular question since it's based on fundamentally unfair premises.

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Originally published by the Society for Classical Studies © 2014. Reproduced with permission.



Date Posted: 03 January 2018