The Greeks

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  • Drama and Lyric Reader

    $29.00

    Drama and Lyric Reader is a selection of Greek plays and poetry from early antiquity. It is designed to complement The Greeks: Drama and Lyric, a unit in the Old Western Culture curriculum. Based on the Great Books of western civilization, Old Western Culture guides students through the literature, history, theology, and philosophy of the West, and does so from a Christian perspective.

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  • Greeks: Drama and Lyric

    The Greeks: Drama and Lyric covers the beginning of drama and some of the earliest comedies and tragedies known to the Western world. This course includes lectures on the three primary tragedians from the Ancient Greek world by Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides and also one of the most famous writers of Greek comedy, Aristophanes. The course also offers an introduction to Greek lyric poetry from the same era, including passages by Pindar, Sappho, and Quintus of Smyrna. A lecture on the minor epic poetry of Hesiod is also included as a complement to part Greeks: The Epics.

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  • Greeks: The Epics

    Greeks: The Epics covers the two great poems of Homer: The Iliad and the Odyssey. Join Wesley Callihan, a veteran teacher of the classics, as he guides the student through the world of Homer. In story-like fashion, he steers the reader through the plot, poetic devices, background, philosophy, history, and beauty of the poems, as well as how we should approach these monuments of Western culture from a Christian perspective.

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  • Greeks: The Histories

    Greeks: The Histories

    Greeks: The Histories introduces students to three of history's most influential early historians. Students will learn about Herodotus, the “Father of History”, as they read his masterpiece, The Histories, and its inquiries into the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars. They will read and learn about Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War and its forays into the earliest expressions of political philosophy. And last they will read Xenophon's Anabasis, the famous account which reads like a novel as it chronicles the march of ten thousand Greeks soldiers on their treacherous journey home through enemy territory. Join Wesley and experience his contagious enthusiasm for learning as he draws from decades of teaching experience by summarizing, expositing, and drawing connections from the texts.

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  • Greeks: The Philosophers

    Greeks: The Philosophers covers the most important works of Plato and Aristotle and introduces students to the ideas that have been wrestled with by Western Civilization for over two thousand years. The texts covered in this unit include Plato’s Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Phaedrus, and Republic; and Aristotle’s Metaphysics, Ethics, and Poetics. Wesley Callihan draws from decades of teaching experience as he unpacks the concepts, dispels common misconceptions, and explains how the Christian church and society at large have been influenced by the ideas of these men—both for good and for ill.

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  • Old Western Culture Epics Bundle

    A new bundled product, featuring Greeks: The Epics, and Romans: The Aeneid. Click on each link to learn more about the indivudal unit. Together they cover the major epics of classical antiquity! These two units make up 1 High School history credit. Join Wesley Callihan in this video course and experience his contagious enthusiasm for learning as he draws from decades of teaching experience by summarizing, expositing, and drawing connections as he guides you through the Great Books!

    This course is for High School age students, and is loved by adults as well.

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  • Old Western Culture History Bundle

    A new bundled product, featuring Greeks: The Histories, and Romans: The Historians. Click on each link to learn more about the indivudal unit. Together they form an overview of the historians of classical antiquity! These two units make up 1 High School history credit. Join Wesley Callihan in this video course and experience his contagious enthusiasm for learning as he draws from decades of teaching experience by summarizing, expositing, and drawing connections as he guides you through the Great Books!

    This course is for High School age students, and is loved by adults as well.

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  • Old Western Culture Workbooks

    Use this page to buy extra workbooks for Old Western Culture. You can buy the bundle of four workbooks for a year or a single workbook for one unit.

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  • Old Western Culture: The Greeks


    Old Western Culture: The Greeks
    is a full-year literature and history curriculum for high school students (and above). Guided by storyteller and veteran teacher Wesley Callihan, learn about the greatest and most influential works in Western Civilization, starting with the two epics poems by Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Discover the genius of the Greek playwrights at describing human emotion. Enjoy the winding story telling of Herodotus, the “Father of History.” And ponder human nature with Plato and Aristotle. See how God used these Pagan works in the history of the world, and particularly in the history of God's people. Enjoy!

    We also offer live classes for the Greeks and writing and grading services.

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  • The Greeks | Live Flipped Classroom (2018-2019)

    / month for 6 months

    Old Western Culture: The Greeks
    Old Western Culture: The Greeks is a full year of instruction divided into four quarters: The Epics, Drama and Lyric, The Histories, and The Philosophers. In this “flipped-classroom” approach, students learn from the award-winning Old Western Culture video-centric curriculum, and then meet for live discussion each week with an instructor. As an integrated humanities curriculum, The Greeks explores history, theology, philosophy, poetry, and art through the greatest works of influential literature of the Western world, and from a Christian perspective.

    Weekly Recitations: Friday, 8:00-9:20 a.m. PST
    Instructor: Scott Postma
    Credits:
    3 (English, Literature, and History).
    Price: $600 for instruction | Full academic year.

    Old Western Culture: Greeks class materials are not included with the live class, but can be purchased separately here.

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