An anthology of "classic readings on what it means to be an educated human being", The Great Tradition features excerpts from the great classical authors and classical education theorists. Plato, Xenophon, Isocrates, Cicero, Vitruvius, Quintilian, and Plutarch and others all the way through C.S. Lewis and Dorothy Sayers are included. Chapters begin with a quote, dates of their life, and a brief introduction with notes on the selections chosen; often selections from more than one work or paper are included, providing a variety of material to move around in. Perfect for those who are already committed to classical education, or who want to trace its development from ancient to modern history. 669 pages, softcover.