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The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome

by Caroline Taggart

Published by Reader's Digest

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Fill in Your Knowledge Gaps

It's no myth: The legacy of the ancient Greeks and Romans touches each of us in some way every day. In fact, the great thinkers from this period laid the foundation for much of our language, art, architecture, and science. Unfortunately, learning about such things can often be oh, so boring. But nil desperandum (do not despair). It's really no Herculean task. With The Classics, author Caroline Taggart presents a lively refresher course of the most important "stuff" you need to know. From Homer's Odyssey to "alpha" male, from the Aeneid to Roman aqueducts, fill in the gaps in your education and reacquaint yourself with . . .

  • Latin and Greek words used in English
  • Classical literature, mythology, and philosophy
  • Ancient Greek and Roman history


pub date: 2010-07-08 | | 9781606521328