Why the Classics?

Welcome, reader! This blog is the creative offshoot of the publishing company Gryphon Editions. We are seeking to reignite the discussions around the important ideas held within the classical works that we publish. It is our defense for the great works of human thought, which we believe ought to occupy a place in the library of every home.

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Learning About the Classics

In this category, we share a weekly post, providing background on the author and the context of history, while summarizing the main ideas in the great work itself.

Discussing the Classics

In this category, we share posts written from a myriad of perspectives, ranging from undergraduate students to leading experts and prestigious professionals, on topics pertaining to the classics. Often, we purely ask them the question “Why the classics?”