In Western Civ. , the book we're using is a standard college textbok for this class. Or least, it's supposed to be. And if it is, I'm very very depressed about the state of American education, because it gives phonetic pronunciations for words they think students might not be familiar with.
Words like "Athens", and "Aristophanes","Pericles","Socrates",etc. These were words and subjects that I learned of in tenth grade.
Yet it is that they suppose that American students won't have heard of these yet.
America is doomed, I called it. Idiocracy is our future.*
*Look up "Idiocracy" if you've never heard of it.