The Pillar Of Fire; A Profane Baccalaureate

Paperback | February 2, 2012

bySeymour Deming

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915. Excerpt: ... yourselves. Let the colleges stop wasting the time of those of you who have no time to waste. Either let them cease their cackle about democratized education, or stop sending you to sea in a bowl. To lubricate the heated bearings of this discussion of class dominance in our colleges, let us appeal to the oracle. Let us consult Socrates, and try if his genial dialectic cannot teach us a way to trace these patterns of class consciousness in these our contemporary Academes. Suppose a dialogue between the duckgaited sage of ancient Hellas and an undergraduate of modern Studentdom. PEDAGOGUS: A SOCRATIC SCHERZO Whither are you bound, Aris. ton, in such haste, and so intent on your errand? It is well for me that you are going on foot, for if you had been going in a chariot I would even now be where the indictment of friend Miletus would send me. Is it you, Socrates? You cannot detain me this time for one of your cross-questionings, for I am bound to the porch of the King Archon. What can have happened? Is there an insurrection among the slaves at last? Surely, you will at least tell me the news. Nay, if I stop to tell you the news, Socrates, then I am lost, for who knows but you will ply your wiles and keep me here conversing with you so that I shall not come to the porch of the King Archon even by sunset, though it is now the hour of noon. You cannot suppose an old busy-body like me capable of plying wiles: that is a flattery I cannot allow. But the news? Democrates, the Well, then, Socrates, if you bawls-out the must know, it happened that Academe. whilst Pedagogus, the sophist, was discoursing to his pupils in the Academe this morning came a rude fellow carrying such a jar as holds the caked oil with which we young men anoint our bodies at the palaestra befo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915. Excerpt: ... yourselves. Let the colleges stop wasting the time of those of you who have no time to waste. Either let them cease their cack...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217103715

ISBN - 13:9780217103718

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