Book Review: A Student’s Guide To The Classics

Edge Induced Cohesion

A Student’s Guide To The Classics, by Bruce S. Thornton

I must admit that while I am not fluent in Greek or Latin, I have long had a complex relationship with the classics as a body of literature.  Without ever having attempted a systematic reading of the classics, I have managed to find myself reading a great many classic works and being influenced by them [1] a little bit at a time.  Whether that means reading some of the works in school and some of them for fun and some of them as a reviewer of books for scholarly journals, I have read a great many of what the author considers to be essential classics, and I would hope that I have been bettered by it.  This book, of course, is intended for those who are younger and who may not be familiar with the writings of the ancient world…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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