Principles of Classical Education
“Education is properly understood as the care and perfection of the soul. Excellence (arete) is not primarily excellence of skill but excellence of virtue.” ~ Richard Gamble, The Great Tradition
Watch this excellent concise definition and overview of classical education principles with a leader of the current classical education revival
Why Require Latin?
“Four years of high-school Latin would dramatically arrest the decline in American education… Nothing so enriches the vocabulary, so instructs about English grammar and syntax, so creates a discipline of the mind, an elegance of expression, and serves as a gateway to the thinking and values of Western civilization as mastery of a page of Virgil or Livy (except perhaps Sophocles’ Antigone in Greek or Thucydides’ dialogue at Melos).” ~ Victor Davis Hanson
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