A Classical Primer: Ancient Knowledge for Modern Minds

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The study of the culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans, Classics takes in all aspects of their life and learning, from the languages and literature, philosophy, art, and much more besides. This is an accessible and enjoyable look back at Classical civilization, how they lived, and how many aspects of our own daily lives have been directly influenced by theirs, from roads and concrete, to central heating, the 12-month calendar, cranes, and even the modern-day favorite, pizza! This small but authoritative book will take you on a journey through this lost world, showing you that even a basic knowledge of Classics is not only essential, but also incredibly fascinating.

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Dan Crompton studied Classics and Linguistics at Cambridge University. He is the author of Caught Short and A Classical Primer and the translator (from the original Ancient Greek) of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: The World's Oldest Joke Book.

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"Crompton's light, witty, and informative book succeeds in its effort to pique readers' interest in the ancient world and stave off the demise of the classics." —Publishers Weekly

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