Friday, September 17, 2010

The Classics

Caroline Taggart has written another fun and fascinating book, "The Classics". The author of "I used to Know That", has pulled together "All you need to know from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome".

Gods and Goddesses, architecture, law, math, literature are all explained, in an easy to understand format. The Mythology section was so interesting as well as the section on the section on words given us by he ancients. I am such a sucker for words!

The Iliad and The Odyssey, classical theater in a semi circle for better acoustics, logic, and so many IDEAS, came from the the people of Rome and Greece. Ideas we are still using today.
The Hippocratic Oath, even our calender,, Democracy, and Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns can be attributed to the wise thinkers of ancient times.

A refresher for us older folks, and a wonderful taste for students, this book is for anyone who has an interest in our past, and where things/ideas come from!

I received this book from Julie at FSB Associates for review. Thanks so much!

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