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A Classical Education
A Classical Education

A Classical Education

The Stuff You Wish You'd Been Taught At School


192 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: December 2013

ISBN 9781782430100

Rights: US & CA

Michael O'Mara Books (Dec 2013)
Michael O'Mara

Price: $9.95


How many times have you wished that your history stretched all the way back to Greek and Roman myths and legends? Or that you'd been taught Latin at school? 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 above all accessible. It includes: 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 tidbits of information on the classics, A Classical Education is a must for anyone feeling let down by modern schooling.


"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

"An invaluable overview of the principles and discoveries of the Ancients, providing all those classical facts that modern schooling leaves out . . . and many more." —Lancashire Evening Post

"A cutely old-fashioned volume covered in Roman centurions' helmets." —Yorkshire Post

"This book will jog the memory just enough, reviving tales of heroic deeds and ungodly behaviour, without getting bogged down in dull technicalities." —The Field

"If you wished you'd paid more attention at school, then this is the book for you. Fascinating!" —The Good Book Guide

Author Biography

Caroline Taggart is the bestselling author of I Used to Know That and, in the same series, An Apple a Day. She also co-wrote My Grammar and I (or should that be 'Me'?). Her other books include Her Ladyship's Guide to the Queen's English, The Book of English Place Names, and The Book of London Place Names. She also appears frequently on radio and TV giving her opinion on such subjects as whether or not there should be an apostrophe in Druids Cross and, if so, where it should go.