ERIC Number: ED029522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
Reference Count: 0
The Classics in the New World.
Else, Gerald F.
ACLS Newsletter, v16 n5 p1-6 May 1965
To demonstrate the central position of classical education and ideas in our national history, this brief address, delivered before the first international classical meeting to convene in the United States, emphasizes the influence of the classical world and its experience (especially political experience) on the American revolution and the shaping of the Constitution. After a discussion of the all-pervasive character of classical education, allusions, and ideas in the speech and writing of the American colonies, the speech ends with a statement of faith in the permanence of the great truths embodied in the ancient classics. (Author/JH)
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Authoring Institution: American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY.
Note: Speech given before the International Congress of Classical Studies (4th, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 24, 1964)