A Classical Education: The Stuff You Wish You'd Been Taught at School

A Classical Education: The Stuff You Wish You'd Been Taught at School

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By (author) Caroline Taggart

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  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 200mm x 24mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 11 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843173565
  • ISBN 13: 9781843173564
  • Sales rank: 28,137

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How many times have you wished that you'd been taught Latin at school? Or that your history stretched all the way back to Greek and Roman myths and legends? Or perhaps you wish you knew all about the great inventions and medical developments that have made our world what it is today? A Classical Education provides all of these classical facts that modern schooling leaves out and many more. Perfect for parents who wish to teach their children and for those who would like to learn or relearn the facts themselves, A Classical Education is informative and educational, but in a completely accessible way, including: . Latin and Greek . Logic and philosophy . Natural sciences . Art and architecture . Poetry and drama . History and Classical literature Also including suggestions for further reading and entertaining tit-bits of information on the classics, A Classical Education is a must for anyone feeling let down by modern schooling.

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Caroline Taggart has worked in publishing for nearly 30 years, the last 18 of them as a freelance editor of non-fiction. She has edited innumerable natural history titles, notably Jonathan Scott's Big Cat Diary books and the tie-in to the BBC series Walking with Dinosaurs, as well as books on gardening, cookery, health, witchcraft, pop music, the Blitz, the D-Day landings, the House of Commons and the English language. She has also written a handbook for mature students and an encyclopaedia of dogs. The first book Caroline wrote was I Used To Know That, a Sunday Times bestseller published in 2008. This was followed by My Grammar and I (also a Sunday Times bestseller), Answers to Rhetorical Questions, A Classical Education, An Apple A Day and Pushing the Envelope. Her books have appeared in the Sunday Times, Daily Express, Daily Telegraph, the Times, the Sun and many other publications, and her frequent television and radio appearances include BBC1 Breakfast, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live.

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See if you can tell your Tantalus from your Tacitus! The Daily Telegraph This book aims to fill you in on the stuff you wish you'd been taught at school The Times A cutely old-fashioned volume covered in Roman centurions' helmets Yorkshire Post If you wished you'd paid more attention at school, then this is the book for you. Fascinating! The Good Book Guide

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A cutely old-fashioned volume covered in Roman centurions' helmets