The Devil Knows Latin

Why America Needs the Classical Tradition

By E. Christian Kopff

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The Devil Knows Latin is a provocative and illuminating examination of contemporary American culture. Its range is broad and fascinating. 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 (Professor of Classics at the University of Colorado) is at home and on the mark. He outlines the perils and possibilities for America in the coming decades with learning and verve—demonstrating that the highway to a creative and free future begins as a Roman road.

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Pages 344
Publisher ISI Books
What They're Saying...

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"In a country where 'five minutes ago' means 'outdated,' classicists should eagerly welcome an author who finds them more valuable than computer instructors."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