It has been over sixty years since the presentation of Ioannis Th. Kakridis’ lectures, Greek Classical Education and Literary Interpretation, and yet they are still as abreast of the times as they were then. Kakridis’ pioneering views and proposals on the correct way to approach and interpret Greek antiquity which, we should point out, caused him to be prosecuted during the German Occupation, have been wholly vindicated. However, the humanities and the ideology which they develop have still to be given their rightful place in our education and our life.
The reprinting of Humanities by Hestia coincides with the tenth anniversary of the great philologist’s passing.