"The power of the ‘classical’ does not spring, as is usually thought, from its relation to a real or imagined past, but from its relation to current social, political, and moral values that it helps to legitimate. In other words, the ‘classical’ is ideological."

‘Our Debt to Greece and Rome’: Canon, Class and Ideology - Seth L. Schein  (via crown-and-glory)

(Source: argonauticae)

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