What Abraham Lincoln studied

Abraham Lincoln, it is widely known, carried around two books: the Bible and Shakespeare. Did you know that, according to this blog, he carried a third? That's right, Euclid's Elements. More evidence of the decline of the western mind and its devaluing of both knowledge and the human faculties of perception is found in its neglect.
Andrew  Kern

Andrew Kern

Andrew Kern is the founder and president of The CiRCE Institute and the co-author of the book,  Classical Education: the Movement Sweeping America

I thought Lincoln also carried around Aesop's Fables. Maybe he grew up studying Aesop but didn't carry the book with him. He obviously read Aesop at some point since he quoted him.

Mar 18, 2009

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