Question Nr. 10

Xenophon of Athens, c. 434-355 BC, in his Anabasis, writes:

Niceratus. My father was anxious to see me develop into a good man and as a means to this end he compelled me to memorize all of Homer; and so even now I can repeat the whole of the Iliad and the Odyssey by heart.

Why are Americans so afraid of memorization?

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