A Classical Education

  • by Caroline Taggart
  • Narrated by Bill Wallis
  • 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Is the Greek alphabet all Greek to you? Is geometry your Achilles heel, and does your knowledge of Homer have more to do with The Simpsons than the Sirens?
From engineering and architecture to drama and democracy, the world around us is founded on the principles and discoveries of the Ancient World, yet our understanding of it is episodic at best.
So if you've ever struggled with Socrates, wished you could formulate a logical argument, or wondered whether the Romans really dined at vomitoria, then carpe diem and listen to this audiobook - it's never too late to learn.

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Audible Editor Reviews

The complete guide to a classical education is heard in A Classical Education: The Stuff You Wish You'd Been Taught At School written by freelance editor Caroline Taggart and narrated in this audiobook by British actor and voice artist Bill Wallis. The scope and depth of research in this book is staggering. It covers innumerable topics of educational and historical significance. Listeners are taken to the roots of ancient civilisations, learning how the first pioneers in these subjects made advancements that paved the way for the world we live in today. Available now from Audible.

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Customer Reviews

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Light but not insubstantial

An appreciation of the 'Classics' always seemed to be just out of reach. This book provides an instructive and accessible opportunity to dip a toe into this wonderful world.
I do not doubt that more learned scholars may scoff at the delivery but I found it very entertaining. There are so many fantastic stories, surprisingly relevant events and moments of recognition - dare I say enlightenment?
A gem for all ages and sensibilities.
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- catherine

Content is great but not as audio

There are some very interesting bits and pieces in this but it is definitely a book that is better as a book. I am not sure if this lends its self to the audio book format due to the complexity of some of the content.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios