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#FoylesFive: Classical Languages

7th December 2017

 

#FestiveFive: Classical Languages

 

Dogs in Antiquity by Douglas J. Brewer, Terence ClarkA.A. Phillips
 
This book looks at the origins of the domestic dog going back to the classical civilizations. The Greeks and the Romans, to whom Europe owes much of its thought, spread so many breeds of dogs and had them as symbols of their culture. A book for all dog lovers, a pleasure to read.
 
 
Quid Pro Quo by Peter Jones
Peter Jones reveals the roots of Latin words that are now common in the English language and shows how the Romans actually used them in the ancient world.
 
 
After decades as a book editor, Ann Patty moved to the countryside and dedicated herself to a serious study of Latin. Through this dead language she reconnected with her life, transformed the past thanks to this new knowledge and accepted the changes of the present. An original memoir, beautifully written.
 
 
The Classic Tradition by Gilbert Highet 
This book shows us how ancient books shaped later readers, and how medieval and modern writers used classical elements to build their own, distinctive literatures. Readable and comprehensive, this book will appeal to those who are interested in classical literature, and those who want to understand how classics shaped modern writers.
 
 
A Classical Education by Caroline Taggart
From engineering and architecture to drama and democracy, the world around us is founded on the discoveries of the Ancients. This book will delight you with all the knowledge you wish you had learned in school, but it's still not too late to discover.

 

 

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