Greek Flamethrower

Wes Callihan talks about the fascinating mention of a “Greek flamethrower” in Thucydides in 424 B.C. This is much before the “Greek fire” the Byzantines used nearly 1,000 years later! This clip is an excerpt from “Greeks: The Histories,” part of “Old Western Culture: A Christian Approach to the Great Books,” a highschool (and above) video course designed for the homeschool.

Croesus and Cyrus the Great | The Histories of Herodotus

Wes Callihan tells the tale of Croesus at the end of his life, on top of a pyre about to be burned by Cyrus the Great when an amazing thing happens. Croesus and Cyrus the Great both learn wisdom. This clip is an excerpt from “Greeks: The Histories,” part of “Old Western Culture: A Christian Approach to the Great Books,” a highschool (and above) video course designed for the homeschool.

Psalm 150 | Learn the Psalms

The primary thing we do here at Roman Roads Media is to produce high quality video courses for the homeschool. But we also enjoy creating other resources for the Saints. Here is Psalm 150, arranged by Dr. David Erb, music director of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, and professor at New Saint Andrews college. This video is “annotated,” or you might say “notated.” As Dr. Erb sings, you will see the music on screen. This is an excellent way to learn the Psalms!

The Relevance of Ancient History

During a lecture on Thucydides from The Histories, Wes Callihan speaks about the relevance of ancient history to the student of today, and to the modern world. Why read ancient histories of wars that happened 2,000 years ago? This is part of The Greeks in the Old Western Culture: A Christian Approach to the Great Books video course for the homeschool.

The Happiest Man in the World

In this little excerpt from The Histories, Wes Callihan is lecturing on Herodotus, and talks about Herodotus’s view of happiness, and whether it is truly attainable to the living man. This is part of The Greeks in the Old Western Culture: A Christian Approach to the Great Books video course for the homeschool.

256 Forms of Mood and Figure | Ln 24 Challenge from Introductory Logic (Part I)

In this video, we go through the 256 Forms of Mood and Figure, a challenge from Lesson 24 of Introductory Logic Video course. This is a task that many students (and even educators) have found to be difficult, tedious, and some say impossible. Here we SHOW you how to do it, and that it is indeed possible! Session I. We recommend you watch in FULL HD! Click the little “gears” box after pushing play. Session II.

Introductory and Intermediate Logic

Logic is the art of reasoning well—of learning to think God’s thoughts after Him. This Logic curriculum lays the proper foundation of reasoning in the truth of God, then trains students in the crucial skills of defining terms, recognizing basic types of statements, identifying informal fallacies, and more. Watch the trailer for the updated and expanded Introductory and Intermediate Logic DVDs! Related Videos: Watch the FULL LESSON 7 from Intermediate Logic: Analyzing Logic in the movies:

Greeks: Drama and Lyric Trailer (Old Western Culture: A Christian Approach to the Great Books)

Drama and Lyric, unit 2 of “The Greeks” (year 1 in the Old Western Culture series), now has it’s own trailer! Explore the Greek tragedies and comedies, playwrights, and poets of Ancient Greece with Wes Callihan, a veteran teacher of the classics.

Full Lesson from Drama and Lyric (Old Western Culture)

We are giving away a FULL free lesson from Drama and Lyric, unit two of The Greeks in our Old Western Culture series. This lesson is called “Aeschylus’ Oresteia: The Agamemnon”  and tells the story of Agamemnon and his dysfunctional family. Learn and discuss the role of fate, virtue, and how this story affected the early Christians who were accused of “Thyestean feasts” (a reference to this story). Share this with your homeschool group or your friends interested in classical education or Greek mythology! This series is designed to make classical education a delight for the homeschooler, as well as for … Continue Reading “Full Lesson from Drama and Lyric (Old Western Culture)”