THE CLASSICS

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW, FROM ZEUS'S THRONE TO THE FALL OF ROME
By (author)CAROLINE TAGGART

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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.

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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9781606521328

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2010

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169

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Caroline Taggart is the author of several books in the nostalgic "back to school" series, including I Used to Know That, which reached the London Sunday Times bestseller list. She has been an editor of non-fiction books for 30 years and has covered nearly every subject from natural history and business to gardening and astronomy. As the editor of Writer's Market UK & Ireland, she gives lectures and workshops that help aspiring authors get published. She lives in London.

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