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A Classical Education

A Classical Education

  • Author: Richard Cobb
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571309275
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 156
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A Classical Education was first published in 1985. It followed immediately after Still Life and is again autobiographical though of a somewhat more macabre hue. At the centre is a murder committed by a school friend of Richard Cobb's. 'What gives A Classical Education its fascination is the author's description of how he himself, a shy and introverted schoolboy from Tunbridge Wells, is drawn into a nightmarish melodrama from which it seems he was lucky to escape... this book is beautifully written'. Richard Ingrams, The Times

A Classical Education

A Classical Education

The Stuff You Wish You'd Been Taught At School

  • Author: Caroline Taggart
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
  • ISBN: 1843176076
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 192
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How many times have you wished that your history stretched all the way back to Greek and Roman myths and legends? Or that you'd been taught Latin at school? Or perhaps you wish you knew all about the great inventions and medical developments that have made our world what it is today? A Classical Education provides all of these classical facts that modern schooling leaves out and many more. Perfect for parents who wish to teach their children and for those who would like to learn or relearn the facts themselves, A Classical Education is informative and educational, but above all accessible. It includes: Latin and Greek; Logic and philosophy; Natural sciences; Art and architecture; Poetry and drama; History and Classical literature. Also including suggestions for further reading and entertaining tit-bits of information on the classics, A Classical Education is a must for anyone feeling let down by modern schooling.

Four Lectures on the advantages of a Classical Education as an auxiliary to a commercial education

Four Lectures on the advantages of a Classical Education as an auxiliary to a commercial education

  • Author: James PYCROFT
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Classical education
  • Page: 101
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Four Lectures on the Advantages of a Classical Education, as an auxiliary to a commercial education. With a letter to Dr Whewell upon the subject of his tract “On Liberal Education.”

Four Lectures on the Advantages of a Classical Education, as an auxiliary to a commercial education. With a letter to Dr Whewell upon the subject of his tract “On Liberal Education.”

  • Author: Andrew AMOS (Professor of Laws, Cambridge.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 281
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Four Lectures on the advantages of a classical education as an auxiliary to a commercial education, etc

Four Lectures on the advantages of a classical education as an auxiliary to a commercial education, etc

  • Author: Joseph ANGUS
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 64
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Increasing Academic Achievement with the Trivium of Classical Education

Increasing Academic Achievement with the Trivium of Classical Education

Its Historical Development, Decline in the Last Century, and Resurgence in Recent Decades

  • Author: Randall Hart
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595381693
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 152
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In this age of accountability, the future success of our educational system in the United States may well be achieved by embracing the "classical" methodology of our past. Dr. Hart provides a brief summation of classical education, its history, and how its implementation increases academic achievement. Two models of classical education that have had a significant effect on the reemergence of classical schools across this country-Mortimer Adler's Paideia Proposal and the Trivium as espoused by Dorothy L. Sayers in her essay "The Lost Tools of Learning"-are reviewed. To understand Adler's and Sayers' approaches to classical education, Dr. Hart provides a summation of the writings of the key philosophers and teachers who greatly impacted the development of classical education since the Hellenistic Age. Hart also shows how the recent philosophy of pragmatism, embraced by John Dewey, so directly impacted the decline of classical education during the past century. Ultimately however, Hart's book informs us of the reemergence of classical education in hundreds of schools across our nation that are raising achievement by providing the basis for a liberal arts education.

The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education

  • Author: Leigh A. Bortins
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9780230107687
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
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In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without this essential knowledge. Most curricula today follow a haphazard sampling of topics with a focus on political correctness instead of teaching students how to study. Leigh Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is having none of it. She believes that there are core areas of knowledge that are essential to master. Without knowing the multiplication tables, children can't advance to algebra. Without mastery of grammar, students will have difficulty expressing themselves. Without these essential building blocks of knowledge, students may remember information but they will never possess a broad and deep understanding of how the world works. In The Core, Bortins gives parents the tools and methodology to implement a rigorous, thorough, and broad curriculum based on the classical model, including: - Rote memorization to cement knowledge - Systematic learning of geography, historical facts, and timelines - Reading the great books and seminal historical documents instead of adaptations and abridged editions - Rigorous training in math and the natural sciences

A Classical Education

A Classical Education

The Presidential Address Delivered to the Classical Association at Oxford on 4th April 1945

  • Author: Cecil Maurice Bowra
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Classical education
  • Page: 31
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Organ Grinder

Organ Grinder

A Classical Education Gone Astray

  • Author: Alan Fishbone
  • Publisher: FSG Originals
  • ISBN: 0374713685
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 112
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A freewheeling essay on mortality and freedom at the intersection of ancient philosophy and biker culture After my accident, I thought I was done with bikes. Until a few years ago—I was lying in bed having trouble sleeping when I heard a voice say to me, “Alan, get a Harley and ride to Death Valley.” I didn’t even like Harleys. And I didn’t believe that God had called down and told me to get one. It seemed unlikely that the monotheistic God we’re stuck with would endorse a brand of motorcycle—maybe the pagan gods of antiquity would. Zeus might have ridden a Harley, or Apollo a BMW; you can imagine Aphrodite on the back of Ares’ Ninja, zooming around the planets with a golden thong sticking up over the back of her toga. Even that twerp Hermes on a Vespa. Those gods liked to drink, and screw, and run around like bikers, but not Yawheh—strictly black limousines and heavy security for that guy. Thou shalt not ride. Thou shalt not be free. Thou shalt pay off the debt of thy sins to eternity. So begins one of the salty, sharp-eyed anecdotes that fill the pages of Organ Grinder, a book-length essay written by Alan Fishbone, a motorcycle-riding scholar of ancient Greek and Latin. In a series of short pieces inspired by Horatian satire, Fishbone bounces from gonzo fever-dream to philosophical treatise, investigating the conflicts between idealism and cynicism, love and sex, body and soul. One part Plato, one part Aristophanes, two parts Easy Rider, Organ Grinder is a heady cocktail of lewd wisdom—Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for our own, irreverent age.