A Defense of Latin and Classical Education, Second Edition
“The essential core of classical Christian education is the study of Latin and the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome. Classical education has been around for 2,500 years, and though it has changed and evolved over time, the essential core has always remained the same. It was invented by the Greeks, imitated and expanded by the Romans, preserved by the monks of the Middle Ages, and finally experienced a rebirth and renaissance which continued up to the first half of the twentieth century. I do not think we are at liberty to redefine it.
Reading the classics and the best of literature and history civilizes the young—teaches those human values of unselfishness, compassion, courage, honesty, integrity, and justice—and Latin forms the minds of students to structure, order, and logic. There is no adequate substitute for the study of Latin and the classics.” — Memoria Press founder Cheryl Lowe.
Memoria Press is a family-run publishing company that produces classical Christian education materials for home and private schools. Cheryl Lowe founded Memoria Press in 1994. Since then, we developed a K-12 classical curriculum at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky. This is where master teachers continue to write and field-test our award-winning programs.