Romans: Aeneid Student Workbook (Old Western Culture)

Romans: Aeneid Student Workbook (Old Western Culture)

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ISBN: 9780989702867
Grades: 9-12

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Workbook gives the student questions to answer for every lesson, discussion questions to think about, and a host of further resources for the student that wants to go further (or study for a paper!). An Answer Key includes answers at the back of the book. We encourage students to answer the questions on their own before referencing the Answer Key.

Category Description for Year 2: The Romans:

Year 2: The Romans spans the Aeneid, Historians, Early Christian Writing, and Nicene Christianity.

Category Description for Old Western Culture:

The books and ideas that shaped Western Civilization shape these 4-year humanities-integrated courses. Examine literature in the context of its history, theology, philosophy, poetry, and art. Yearly courses are further divided into 4 self-contained units. Expect 1-3 hours of work daily, with full video instruction, lots of classic reading, studying period artwork, meaningful response assignments, discussion questions and quarterly exams. Works studied will vary from primary historical sources to significant literature, both which will broaden and enrich the student’s understanding of that time.

The Greeks presents this culture’s contribution to literature, philosophy, and government. In the Epics Reader (available Summer 2021), students read the Iliad and the Odyssey. The course will include Greek poetry and history, works such as Euripides, Sophocles, and the culture-influencing works of Plato and Aristotle. The first quarter of Romans covers the Aeneid. Then, experience Rome’s growth from republic empire with works of Livy, Julius Caesar, Cicero, as well as Augustine’s Confessions and City of God. This year documents the growth of Christianity, with its rise, doctrinal challenges, and ends with the Nicean Council.

Alongside the most influential writings of early Medieval through the Reformation, Christendom covers Christianity’s influence on faith, thought, and culture: from Justinian to Calvin, Luther, and Erasmus. Read such works as Beowulf, Arthurian legends, works of Thomas Aquinas, The Divine Comedy, History of the Kings of Britain, Canterbury Tales, and the Faerie Queene.

Look at the rise of British culture and political influence with Early Moderns. Begin with Shakespeare’s King Lear, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice and six sonnets. Other Western influential works include Paradise Lost and a major poetry emphasis (such as Wordsworth, Byron, Keats). The year ends with a move to Englightenment (scientists and philosophers such as Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Kant) and the Novels (of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Jane Austen) and writings of Chekhov, Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis.

The DVD lectures utilize instruction from a handful of seasoned teachers with expertise in the time period or genre. The number of lectures varies somewhat per level. Each DVD serves as the course hub including lectures, a “Guide to the Art” (a 24-pg booklet), and PDF versions of student workbooks, exams, and reading material (although not identical to the recommended list). For those who prefer, printed Student Workbooks provide questions (with answer key) for every reading assignment and lecture, additional discussion questions and other resources for deeper study. You may already own the recommended classic literature (exact editions not required). However, hefty, printed Readers are also available (several hundred pages per quarter) individually or as a full year set. Ordering options provide flexibility: buy each item individually, as component sets, or as complete printed year packages. Additional resources are available free on

~ Ruth

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Excellent curriculum. I highly recommended.
Ewa N on Jun 3, 2022
Excellent curriculum. I highly recommended.
Ewa N on Jun 3, 2022
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My family has studied Roman Roads Media Old Western Culture including both The Greeks and Romans:Aeneid It is extremely easy to use and very informative offering a lot of insight into Greek and Roman culture of the time There is a quick chart in the first few pages of the workbooks which makes lesson planning simple There is absolutely no teacher preparation aside from checking the books out of the local libraryAs mentioned by the producers of the curriculum this is intended for high school maturity as it includes the violence of the time period art nudes and an occasional reference to the sexual practices found in Rome although sex acts are always "off-screen"While there is a pdf version of the workbook both on-line and on the DVD we found that a print version of the workbook was helpful as it is expensive to print out that many pages and it makes it easy to glance at lesson plans and fill out the assignments without requiring a computerI do not recommend ordering the workbook without the accompanying DVDs Wes Callihan's lectures provide so much insight into the required readings Having studied along-side my youth there were many scenes that I didn't quite understand while I was reading but I felt confidant in continuing knowing that it would all be cleared up in the lectureThe only audience that I would not recommend this to is the deaf and extremely hard of hearing The videos are not close captioned and Wes Callihan has a long mustache which makes lip-reading difficult
April 25, 2015

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