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Climbing Parnassus by Tracy Lee Simmons
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Jan 21, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: homeschooling
Read from January 21 to February 19, 2012

The author is a little *too* in love with Greek and Roman culture, and parts of the book are very redundant, but he presents a very solid case. After reading this book I am completely sold on the benefits of learning both Greek and Latin, and have a new understanding of how woefully ignorant I am about the classics. I loved the discussion of education as a formative, shaping experience rather than simply the attainment of practical skills. I will be compiling a list of many wonderful quotes that I can refer to when others ask me why I am insisting on a classical education for my children.
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