Top 10 Books For a Classical Education

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It is time for another competition! We all know that the modern education systems around the world are failing in many areas once thought important in human mental development. The Classical Education system covered all of the topics that we learn today, but with a greater emphasis on our western Classical past. Here is a list of ten books that will help you on the road to giving yourself a classical education at home. The competition? The first registered user that can name the source of the quote below, will win an unlimited size email address of

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10. An Introduction to Traditional Logic

The full title to this book is An Introduction To Traditional Logic: Classical Reasoning For Contemporary Minds. A classical education starts with the trivium. This covers logic, rhetoric and grammar. This book will give you a good start on the logic portion of the trivium. This is not as hard as it seems – I have seen five year old school children studying all three aspects of it.

9. English Composition and Grammar

This is a core aspect within the trivium – it is the grammar of your own language. The book I have selected has received excellent reviews for its ability to teach good grammar and composition in a very easy manner. I strongly recommend it. If used in combination with the following two books, you will become a master of your language in no time.

8. Greek: An Intensive Course

Learning a second language helps you to understand essential points of grammar in your own language. Ancient Greek and Latin were fundamental languages taught in the Classical Curriculum. Forget that it is a different alphabet – it takes only an hour or two with the right direction to be able to read the Greek alphabet. This book will take you through the process quickly and easily. How cool will you look at parties when you can read Aischulos in his original Greek?

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