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

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It's no myth: this lively refresher course fills in all you need to know about ancient studies-from Zeus's throne to the fall of Rome-in pithy little quips. It covers the impressive advances made by Greek and Roman societies, from language to medicine, from art to architecture. You'll learn:

  • The Greek alphabet, from alpha to omega
  • The history and characteristics that define Greek and Roman architecture and its influence on modern building
  • Greek and Latin words, which make up more than 30 percent of the words in the English language, and how you can build your vocabulary by learning the roots
  • The Greek and Roman gods, the mythology surrounding them, and the part these figures play in our culture
  • Almost 1,000 years of Greek and Roman history, from the birth of democracy to Caesar's empire
  • The philosophies taught by Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and what their ideas have contributed to the world we live in today
  • How modern cultural staples such as the Olympics were formed by classical literature written by authors such as Homer and Cicero
  • A fascinating introduction to the world that became the foundation for Western Civilization, The Classics puts the same information from stuffy textbooks at your fingertips in one entertaining read. Make this and all of the Blackboard Books(tm) a permanent fixture on your shelf, and you'll have instant access to a breadth of knowledge. Whether you need homework help or want to win that trivia game, this series is the trusted source for fun facts.

    Synopsis:

    From Homer's "Odyssey" to the Midas touch, this book contains everything one needs to know about the classics. The author of "I Used to Know That" takes readers through the classical languages, religion and mythology, architecture and art, and so much more.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781606521328
    Subtitle:
    All You Need to Know, from Zeus's Throne to the Fall of Rome
    Author:
    Taggart, Caroline
    Publisher:
    Readers Digest
    Subject:
    Trivia
    Subject:
    Ancient - Greece
    Subject:
    Ancient - Rome
    Subject:
    Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
    Subject:
    Philosophy, ancient
    Subject:
    Mythology, classical
    Subject:
    World History-Ancient Near East
    Edition Description:
    Hardback - Paper Over Boards
    Publication Date:
    20100708
    Binding:
    Hardback
    Grade Level:
    from 12
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    176
    Dimensions:
    7.98x5.60x.73 in. .63 lbs.
    Age Level:
    17-17

    Related Subjects

    Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Reference
    History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
    History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
    Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
    Reference » Trivia

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    Product details 176 pages Reader's Digest Association - English 9781606521328 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by , From Homer's "Odyssey" to the Midas touch, this book contains everything one needs to know about the classics. The author of "I Used to Know That" takes readers through the classical languages, religion and mythology, architecture and art, and so much more.
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