Grecomania - Emma Giuliani


“Almost everything that men have said best has been said in Greek.” 

𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐫

This stunning book is a tribute to one of the most important civilisations in human history.

I am a fervent supporter of classical studies and I strongly believe they are still relevant today. 

One of my biggest regrets has always been not having studied ancient Greek alongside Latin: despite being 'dead' languages, they are such flexible, rich languages.

Learning Greek is like learning how to think.

The Greeks have given us our ideas of democracy, tolerance and happiness.

Greek art has shaped so strongly our perception of beauty.

They practiced self-doubt, they were by no means superiors human beings, but there is no doubt that for several hundreds years they carried the baton of intellectual progress.

Classical studies are unfortunately still something for the privileged, especially outside Italy where they are only now starting to go through a descending phase, due to the increasing spread of more specialised training and professional learning.

Would you encourage your child to study ancient greek?


Grecomania [2020]

Written by Carole Saturno

Illustrated by Emma Giuliani

Italian edition published byPanini Editore

Reading age: 6+

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