New Humanists
New Humanists
Oct 1, 2021
Voegelin on Classics
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The hothouse of prewar Vienna played host to an unprecedented concentration of genius which eventually gave birth to modernism. Present on the scene was a young Eric Voegelin. Late in his career Voegelin wrote an essay “On Classical Studies,” in which he explained what the discipline of Classics is, the difference between classical and modern accounts of reality, and how to keep the flame of classical wisdom alive in the modern academy. With Voegelin as their guide, Jonathan and Ryan ponder Classics, modernity, and higher education.


Eric Voegelin’s On Classical Studies: https://theimaginativeconservative.org/2012/02/on-classical-studies-by-eric-voegelin.html


Richard Gamble’s The Great Tradition: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9781935191568


On Vienna in 1913: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-21859771


Karl Schorske’s Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780394744780


C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780060652944


Friedrich August Wolf’s Prolegomena Ad Homerum: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9781108066037


Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger’s Truth and Tolerance: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9781586170356


John Heath’s and Victor Davis Hanson’s Who Killed Homer?: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9781893554269


Come learn Greek with Ryan! https://ancientlanguage.com/beginner-ancient-greek/


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Music: Save Us Now by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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