Question Nr. 22

Euripides asks, when musicians have the talent to do so much good, why do they waste their talents on “idle song” for banquets? Why do we even need music for entertainment at banquets, he wonders, when a banquet is itself entertainment?

Today we might ask, with 500 TV channels, movies and sporting events beyond counting, should it be the school system’s job to provide the public with more entertainment?

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