Do the Classics Save Us from Barbarity?
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les Belles Lettres (French)
A small ‘black book’ on the political use of antiquity, which helps us to understand what is alive and what is dead in our connection with the ancient Greeks and Romans.
The teaching of the Greek and Latin classics is an antidote to the barbarism of our times. Right? More or less, given that these same classics have been called into question to justify barbarism, starting with the Nazis and Fascists who have fed their ideologies in the name of the classical roots of the West: the purity of the race, Roman manhood...