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By Dan Crompton

A basic yet relaxing advent to the learn of the tradition of the traditional Greeks and Romans, from the languages to literature, philosophy, artwork, and masses 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 points of our personal day-by-day lives were at once stimulated via theirs, from roads and urban, to imperative heating, the 12-month calendar, cranes, or even pizza. It covers Greek and Latin languages; deals Greek and Roman background in a nutshell from the Bronze Age during 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 simple historical past on philosophy, together with Socrates and Plato; historical structure together with the Parthenon and the Colosseum; and technological know-how and expertise, together with such innovations because the alarm clock, the merchandising computer, flushing bogs, and glass. this convenient ebook exhibits that even a uncomplicated wisdom of Classics isn't just crucial, but additionally highly attention-grabbing.

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