I am slowly, slowly reading through the tome The Great Tradition: Classic Readings on What It Means to be an Educated Human Being compiled by Richard Gamble. As I read, I blog.

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Learning what classical education really means from primary sources.

[The reason for education](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/the-reason-for-education) - Preface
[A teacher must pay attention](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/teacher-attention) - Introduction
[What makes a good teacher?](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/best-teacher) - Plato
[Practicing early home education](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/practicing-early-home-education) - Plato
[We need to know what we’re after.](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/we-need-to-know-what-were-after) - Xenophon
[Portrait of a Graduate](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/what-does-it-mean-to-be-educated) - Isocrates
[What's education good for?](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/whats-education-good) - Isocrates
[Education is all about language skills](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/education-is-language). - Isocrates
[Latin is brain exercise](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/latin-brain-exercise). – Isocrates
[Education works through habit](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/www). – Aristotle
[Work, leisure, and amusement](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/kids-spend-leisure). – Aristotle
[Even STEM kids need English](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/even-stem-kids-need-english). – Cicero
[Taking pains to educate](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/taking-pains-educate). – Seneca
[Wisdom leading to virtue is the only liberal art](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/wisdom-leading-virtue-liberal-art). – Seneca
[Virtue requires imagination.](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/quintilian-2). – Quintilian
[Parents’ expectations matter.](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/parents-expectations-matter). – Quintilian
[What would classical preschool look like?](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/classical-preschool) – Quintilian
[The tone of the teacher](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/tone-teacher). – Quintilian
[A liberal education starts at home](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/tacitus) - Tacitus
[The First, Middle, and Last thing](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/plutarch) - Plutarch
[Put the classical back into classical education](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2016/put-classical-back-classical-education) - Plutarch
[Knowledge Bears Fruit](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2017/philo). – Philo
[Christ Leads Us to Virtue](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2017/christ-leads-us-virtue). – Clement of Alexandria
[Why Classical? Why Pagan Philosophy?](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2017/classical-pagan-philosophy). – Clement of Alexandria
[All virtue is God’s virtue](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2017/virtue-gods-virtue). – Basil the Great
[Early Childhood Education in Early Christianity](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2017/early). – Chrystostom
[What profit it a man?](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2017/augustine1). – Augustine
[Truth is from God](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2017/augustine2). – Augustine
[Memory or Understanding?](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2018/cassiodorus/) – Cassiodorus
[Is virtue an action or an attitude?](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2018/gregory/) – Gregory the Great
[What to teach and how and why](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2018/alcuin/). – Alcuin
[Speaking well is part of living well](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2018/charlemagne/). – Charlemagne
[Studies for the sake of the church](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2018/rhabanus/). – Rhabanus
[What to Read – advice on the liberal arts ](https://www.simplyconvivial.com/2018/hughstvictor/). – Hugh St. Victor