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The Devil Knows Latin - Why America Needs The Classical Tradition - Softcover

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Catalog Code: 9781882926572

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"(Kopff's) clean and lively style throughout constitutes a very cogent arguing point for teaching the classical languages again: would that we all wrote so well."

"Reading E. Christian Kopff's The Devil Knows Latin is like hearing a series of liberal arts lectures from a brilliant, entertaining and deliberately controversial professor."
Rocky Mountain News

"Kopff's case for the classical tradition is articulate and persuasive."
The Social Contract

"In a country where 'five minutes ago' means 'outdated,' classicists should eagerly welcome an author who finds them more valuable than computer instructors."
Classical World

"This is very much a book for the general public, and it is written in a highly literate but clear and engaging style...."
Perspectives in Religious Studies

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In an examination of contemporary American culture--from literature to popular music--concerned with the restoration of Classical traditions, this work is comprised of a series of essays concerned with the still healthy vitality of America's Classical and Christian traditions, the errors of the current powers that be, and the way to cultural and political restoration.

"Whether discussing the importance of Greek and Latin syntax to our society, examining current trends in literary theory, education, and politics, or applying a classical perspective to contemporary films, Christian Kopff is at home and on the mark. [Kopff's] clean and lively style throughout constitute a very cogent arguing point for teaching the classical languages again: would that we wrote this well."
- Booklist

E. Christian Kopff has taught classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, since 1973, and has lived for some of the past 25 years in Rome as teacher at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies.

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