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03-30-2005, 11:10 PM
I would like to know more about the history of classical education. I understand that it started with the Greeks.Where did it go from there? What was it like in the Middle Ages? Did it go through a dormant period and then was revived during the Renaissance? Does anyone have any suggested books to read on this topic?
03-30-2005, 11:21 PM
I heartily recommend Climbing Parnassus by Tracy Lee Simmons. It's an outstanding introduction to the history of classical education, emphasizing the centrality of classical languages.
03-31-2005, 08:17 PM
Thank you for the book recommendation. I called my library and am requesting it as an interlibrary loan. They said it should come in a couple of weeks.
03-22-2006, 05:06 PM
Here is a great article online that you can read right away. It's on the Circe Institute website, a wonderful online resource for classical education. See http://www.circeinstitute.org/ and scroll down to the bottom and click on Ben House: A History of Classical Education
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