Western civilization begins with the Iliad and Odyssey. These study guides feature the prose translations of Samuel Butler, which are both scholarly and easily accessible to younger students. Our Teacher Guides have the student pages inset with the answers, and each lesson has teacher notes around the inset student pages with answers, teacher notes for each lesson, quizzes, and tests, giving the teacher all the background information needed to teach these books.
The Iliad was the principal textbook in the schools of ancient Greece and Rome, and the primary authority on matters of ethics and morals, civic behavior, and military tactics.
The Odyssey was the original great adventure story and character study.
The Iliad and the Odyssey have been enormously influential in Western literature and art, and are the perfect places to begin your study of Western Culture and the Great Books. These study guides will help bring Homers great works alive for your student.
Covers Iliad Books 1 - 24 and Odyssey Books 1-24; one lesson per book. Appendices include a section on Genealogies (Trojans and Greeks), Friends & Foes of Iliad, Greek and Trojan characters, Weaponry & Armor in Homer, Ship Terminology, and Character References. The Teacher Book for this study is a wraparound format with reduced copies of a full-text answer key. Helps for the teacher include Background & Drill, Discussion Help, Questions to mark for Tests, Teacher Notes, and Essays & Assignments.
The DVDs add an extra in-class type of dimension to these studies. Professionally done, these compelling lectures from knowledgeable classical instructor Sean Brooks provide background and cultural depth. One other great side benefit of watching these lectures is that the correct pronunciation for all the characters and places in these books will no longer be a mystery.