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  • THE CLASSICS

    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.

    ISBN: 9781606521328
    AUTHOR: CAROLINE TAGGART

    ISBN: 9781606521328
    Publisher: READER’S DIGEST
    Subtitle: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW, FROM ZEUS’S THRONE TO THE FALL OF ROME
    Author: CAROLINE TAGGART

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  • MISADVENTURES IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

    This book looks at some of the controversial aspects of English usage grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation and tries to assess what matters and what doesn’t. Looking at why it pays to be precise in punctuation the hackneyed examples of ‘Let’s eat Grandma and “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” show how a comma can make all the difference why tautologies are simply annoying; and how corporate speak can actually mean nothing at all; this book covers the aspects of the English language that could leave you with cause for concern. It also considers where we are now, appraising the invention of new words from kidult to piscatorial. By turns an explanation of the rules, a rant against gobbledygook and other modern horrors, this book will aid you in avoiding embarrassing clichés and jargon, and help you put your words in the right places.

    Author: CAROLINE TAGGART

    ISBN:9781782436478
    ISBN: 9781782436478
    Publisher: MICHAEL O’MARA BOOKS LIMITED
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    Author: CAROLINE TAGGART

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