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How to Teach Classics to Your Dog

A Quirky Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans

Philip Womack

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One World
02 February 2021
'Immensely informative, wrapped in an engagingly casual tone, complemented by more than a dash of the bizarre. You'd be barking to miss it.' Professor Michael Scott

Can you tell your Odysseus from your Oedipus?

In this unique introduction, Philip Womack leads his beloved lurcher Una (and us) on a fleet-footed odyssey through the classical world. From Aeneas to Cerberus to Polydorus, you'll learn about the world of the Ancient Greeks and Romans and, with a bit of luck, you'll be able to pass it on to your dog. But maybe best leave out that story of the hounds who tore their very own master limb from limb...
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Imprint:   One World
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 29mm
ISBN:   9781786078148
ISBN 10:   1786078147
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Philip Womack is the author of seven critically acclaimed fantasy novels for children. He read Classics and English at Oriel College, Oxford, and has taught Latin and Greek to a wide variety of students around the world. His most recent children's book, The Double Axe, reimagines the myth of the Minotaur, while The Arrow of Apollo tells the stories of the children of the heroes. He lives in London.

Reviews for How to Teach Classics to Your Dog: A Quirky Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans

'The strength of Womack's book lies in the enthusiasm with which its author lays on the plate a vast range of material for dog and man... at any moment Brenda Hale, Donna Tartt, David Bowie, Molesworth, Stephen Fry or a reference to an obscure scholarly article... might leap from the page... There's plenty here, then, to catch the attention and arouse the interest of the curious.' * Literary Review * 'Engaging and funny and clever. Written with the verve of a novelist and the insights of a scholar. Illuminates the pleasures and relevance of the Classics today.' -- Dr Harry Sidebottom, Oxford don and author of the bestselling Warrior of Rome series 'Philip's whimsical tale of classical chats with his dog offers a new kind of introduction to the ancient world: immensely informative, wrapped in an engagingly casual tone, complemented by more than a dash of the bizarre. You'd be barking to miss it.' -- Professor Michael Scott, Academic, Author and Broadcaster 'Mirabile dictu! Philip Womack and Una - his optima canis - are tremendous companions in their journey round the classical world. The ultimate vademecum...' * Harry Mount, author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That *


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