I love these Reader’s Digest books! The latest one, “The Classics: All You Need to Know, from Zeus’s Throne to the Fall of Rome”, is by Caroline Taggert, the same author of “I Used To Know That”, also in the Reader’s Digest series.
This one does not disappoint. The quality is in keeping with the rest of the collection, from the book’s design to its content.
Like “Cliff Notes”, this book tells you everything you need to know in an easy to read format. Sections of the book include: Classical Languages, Religion and Mythology, Ancient Greek History, Roman History, Classical Literature, Architecture and Art, Math, Science and Inventions, and more.
Some of my favorite sections included: Translations of common Latin phrases, short profiles of Greek gods, and the history of the Olympics.
Conclusion: Another great book from Reader’s Digest and worth adding to your bookshelf!