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Is America Rome?

 
Saturday, January 19, 2008, 12:43 - Books, dictionaries and texts, Ancient Greek Language, World History: Ancient, Medieval & Modern
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Cullen Murphy's "Are We Rome?" is briefly summarized here:

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/s ... 7605.shtml

There is one point that sounds very out of place:

A certain arrogance follows from cultural dominance, in that Americans are slow to study foreign languages or cultures.


Is that supposed to make America look like Rome? Nearly every educated Roman was bilingual! Maybe they were slow to learn the Greek culture, but they certainly knew it well.

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