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A Classical Primer: Ancient Knowledge for Modern Minds by Dan Crompton PDF

By Dan Crompton

A basic yet relaxing creation to the examine of the tradition of the traditional Greeks and Romans, from the languages to literature, philosophy, artwork, and lots more and plenty more

For those that didn't take Classics in school, or who've forgotten so much of what they knew, this primer is a glance again at classical civilization—how they lived, and the way many elements of our personal day-by-day lives were at once inspired by means of theirs, from roads and urban, to vital heating, the 12-month calendar, cranes, or even pizza. It covers Greek and Latin languages; bargains Greek and Roman heritage in a nutshell from the Bronze Age throughout the fall of the Roman empire; presents an advent to Greek literature together with The Iliad, The Odyssey, and the Greek tragedies; and covers the fundamentals of Latin literature. It additionally offers uncomplicated historical past on philosophy, together with Socrates and Plato; old structure together with the Parthenon and the Colosseum; and technological know-how and expertise, together with such innovations because the alarm clock, the merchandising laptop, flushing bogs, and glass. this useful booklet indicates that even a simple wisdom of Classics isn't just crucial, but additionally really attention-grabbing.

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