10 Things You Need To Know About Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

From the Ancient Greek Philosopher website: 1.  Why is it called the Nicomachean Ethics? The Nicomachean Ethics is a book written by Aristotle named for Nicomachus (Νικόμαχος), which in keeping with the Greek practice of boys being named after their grandfathers, was the name of both Aristotle’s father and his son.  Accordingly, we are unsure if the book was dedicated to or inspired by either Aristotle’s father or son, or perhaps his grandfather, who was confusingly also named Nicomachus.1)  There is a tradition that holds, though, that the book was named after Aristotle’s son. 2.  The “Hidden…

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Latin Lang+ Math: Subtraction, Numbers 15-21

quindecim (XV, 15) Quattuordecim et unum sunt quindecim.  ::  XIV & I = XV,   14 + 1 = 15 Decem et quinque sunt quindecim. ::  X & V = XV,   10 + 5 = 15 Tredecim et duo sunt quindecim. ::  XIII & II = XV,   13 + 2 = 15 Undecim et tria sunt quindecim. ::  XII & III = XV,   12 + 3 = 15 Quid sunt quindecim et nulla?  ::  Quindecim et nulla sunt quindecim.   XV & 0 = XV,   15 + 0 = 15 Quid sunt tredecim et unum? …

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Latin Language+ Math: Addition, Numbers 7-14

septem (VII, 7) Sex et unum sunt septem. ::  VI & I = VII,   6 + 1 = 7 Quinque et duo sunt septem. ::  V & II = VII,   5 + 2 = 7 Quattuor et tria sunt septem. ::  IV & III = VII,   4 + 3 = 7 Tria et quattuor sunt septem. ::  III & IV = VII,   3 + 4 = 7 -ne (?), non (no, not) Sunt-ne tria et quattuor septem?  ::  Sunt. Tria et quattuor septem sunt.   III & IV = VII, 3 + 4 = 7…

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Easy-Peasy College Entrance Requirements

Here are the 1914 college entrance requirements for Holy Cross College, located in Worcester, Massachusetts. You can see the full bulletin at Google Books. Notice that one must be proficient in Latin, Greek, English, spelling, handwriting, history, and the greatest works of Western literature — before entering college. Only then can real learning begin. Tuition is a whopping $90 per year. Outrageous! If you find this site valuable, please share!

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English Lang+Math : Numbers 0-25, Addition, Subtraction

New Vocabulary: thirteen (13), fourteen (14), fifteen (15), sixteen (16), seventeen (17). Ten plus three is thirteen. :: 10 + 3 = 13 Ten plus four is fourteen. :: 10 + 4 = 14 Ten plus five is fifteen. :: 10 + 5 = 15 Ten plus six is sixteen. :: 10 + 6 = 16 Ten plus seven is seventeen. :: 10 + 7 = 17 What is thirteen minus ten? :: Three. Thirteen minus ten is three. What is fourteen minus ten? :: Four. Fourteen minus ten is four.…

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