Reply To: Ancient Greece in modern school curriculum

Jason Jewell

This is the kind of analysis I would expect from Thorstein Veblen or any Marx-inspired writer who wants to make everything about social class. It completely ignores the possibility that the moderns might have recognized anything true or worthwhile in the Greek tradition deserving of study or preservation. Yes, the Greek tradition includes some things that would encourage an aristocratic order, but there’s lots else as well.