Cicero on Rhetoric: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

Wesley Callihan tells the story of Cicero and Varres, and how Cicero used Rhetoric to convince his audience that Varres was wrong. We can see the three branches of good rhetoric: Ethos (appeal to authority), Pathos (appeal to emotion), Logos (appeal to reason). This excerpt is taken from The Historians, a unit from the Old Western Culture curriculum on the great books of Western Civilization. For a complete Rhetoric curriculum, where these ideas are taught in depth, see Fitting Words: Classical Rhetoric for the Christian Student, by James Nance. YouTube version

Great Books Challenge for Parents 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Great Books Challenge for Parents! This Challenge is for any parent, but especially for parents who plan to classically homeschool their children, or who are currently homeschooling their children. Classical homeschoolers love Old Western Culture because they see their children coming to the dinner table full of stories, and thirsty for knowledge and wisdom. Make 2016 the year classical learning comes alive in your home, and earn free curriculum in the process! Last year’s Great Books Challenge, centered around Virgil’s Aeneid, was a tremendous success! This year we are going to continue and build upon that challenge, adding the following unit, Romans: … Continue Reading “Great Books Challenge for Parents 2016”

Interview with Martin Cothran

Daniel Foucachon interviews Martin Cothran, of Memoria Press, on classical education. This interview took place during the 2015 CiRCE Conference: A Contemplation of Harmony. Topics covered: – What is classical education? – What is the greatest “great book”? – The Quadrivium – How to start a classical education late in life – The goal of education -and more—enjoy! YouTube version HERE.

Interview with John Hodges

Daniel Foucachon interviews John Hodges, from The Center for Western Studies, on classical education. This interview took place during the 2015 CiRCE Conference: A Contemplation of Harmony. Topics covered: – What is classical education? – What is the greatest “great book”? – Adult Education/homeschooling – Children’s Literature – How to start a classical education late in life – The goal of education – The role of pre-Christian literature – and more—enjoy!

We thought it was just a wooden horse, a gift from the Greeks. When we saw what was in side? JAW DROP!

Hear the incredible story of the fall of Troy, and how the Greeks were tricked! You won’t believe what was inside the horse, left by the Greeks as a so-called “gift.” After hearing this story, you’ll never trust a Greek bearing gifts again! Welcome to #ClassicalClickbait, incredible stories from antiquity that still astound us today! Follow the Classical Clickbait Twitter or Facebook for more #ClassicalClickbait! Excerpt from The Aeneid (Old Western Culture curriculum). Trouble with video? Click HERE to play on YouTube. Share the Meme: permalink: https://romanroadsmedia.com/?p=4763

They were about to kill each other, but a rabbit showed up!

Scythians and Persian armies were about to lock in combat, but a rabbit showed up! You won’t believe what happened next! Welcome to #ClassicalClickbait, incredible stories from antiquity that still astound us today! Follow the Classical Clickbait twitter for more #ClassicalClickbait! Excerpt from The Histories (Old Western Culture curriculum). Trouble with video? Click HERE to play on YouTube.

Aeneas dumps Dido, claims “fate” – you won’t believe what she does next!

Advice for all men: When you mess up, fess up! Wes Callihan tells of one of the most famous, and most tragic relationships in the history of the West. Hint: Aeneas is not a relationship role model! YouTube version HERE. From The Aeneid unit from the Old Western Culture curriculum. UPDATE! BREAKING NEWS: The long lost “Formal Apology” of Aeneas to Dido found buried under a chicken coop south of Rome. Thanks to Kelly Cumbee for making this incredible discovery!

Seconds before dying, Croesus did THIS…

Welcome to #ClassicalClickbait, incredible stories from antiquity that still astound us today! Follow the Classical Clickbait on Facebook for more #ClassicalClickbait! Herodotus tells us of the story of Croesus, who is bound on a pyre about to be burned alive. Right as the fire is lit, Croesus remembers the words of Solon, and calls out loud, “oh, Solon, Solon – you were right!”. Watch the video to find out what happens next! YouTube version HERE. Want to purchase this video course? Click HERE.