John Erskine, i "Great Books" e i classici antichi

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] John Erskine, the "Great Books" and ancient classics

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After the collapse of the traditional system of the American college, largely due to Ch. Eliot, the Columbia professor John Erskine established, around 1915-1920, a new approach to the "Classics", dressing a list of so-called "Great Books". This simple idea was very successful and was later adopted (and vastly changed) at Chicago by Robert Hutchins and particularly Mortimer Adler, who framed the original idea of Erskine into a philosophical perspective.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] John Erskine, the "Great Books" and ancient classics
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLatina Didaxis XXVIII. Atti del Convegno. Genova-Bogliasco 20-21 aprile 2012
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventLatina Didaxis - Genova
Duration: 20 Apr 201221 Apr 2012

Publication series

NamePubblicazioni del DARFICLET "Francesco Della Corte"


ConferenceLatina Didaxis


  • Classici greci e latini
  • History of Classical Traditions
  • History of University
  • Latin and Greek classics
  • Storia dell'Università
  • Storia della tradizione classica


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