Start 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 storytelling of Herodotus, the “Father of History.” 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.
The Greeks offers a complete literature and history course, intended for high school aged students (14+) as well as for the adult enrichment student.
The Greeks offers the student a complete overview of Greek history, philosophy, and literature, with enough flexibility to truly make the experience their own.
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Old Western Culture: The Greeks is a full year of instruction by Scott Postma 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.Get Started