Saturday, April 18, 2015

A thought about Plutarch

by Anne White

The decision to include Plutarch's Lives--or not--or in what translation--becomes a kind of touchpoint for how we view (or do) a Charlotte Mason education. Shakespeare is easy; everyone knows Shakespeare, recognizes Shakespeare. Nobody argues with teaching Shakespeare. But Plutarch belongs much more unmistakably to Charlotte Mason; if homeschooling was the world and CM was Australia, Plutarch would be a Vegemite sandwich. 

(Australians, what do you think?)


  1. And if CM were Canada, Plutarch would be poutine?

  2. And most non- Aussies spread vegemite too thickly & decide it's disgusting. Good analogy in there?? - it needs to be spread thinly and after a while you get used to it.

  3. Oh no, not poutine. Butter tarts, maybe.