Thursday, May 3, 2012

In Defense of Classical Education

If you are searching for the best education for yourself or your children, you might want to read, Climbing Parnassus: A New Apologia for Greek and Latin, by Tracy Lee Simmons. Here is an excerpt at the Memoria Press website. One important clarification he makes early on in his book is that a classical education is
a curriculum grounded upon -- if not strictly limited to -- Greek, Latin, and the study of the civilization from which they arose.
It is the intense and prolonged study of the languages, literature, history, thought, and art of the Latins and Greeks of the classical period that makes an education classical, nothing else.

He also had some interesting observations and good advice in this interview at Nation Review in 2002.

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