Vital Humanities. The educational potential of the Humanities
In Classical Greece, conversation was considered the supreme form of human expression, in that it was the most human way that a person uses his/her body. Learning to speak properly, as H.I. Marrou asserts, meant thinking and living properly. Eloquence was what differentiated civilized human beings from barbarians. It is from these beginnings that the importance and meaning of the Humanities were understood in the most generic sense of the word.