The Greeks

Travel through Vergil's Aeneid, the masterpiece of epic literature which has shaped story for centuries. Learn how Rome was founded, and watch its rise and fall through the eyes of its historians. Come alongside the early church fathers, leading up to the great St. Augustine, as they struggle with a collapsing empire, terrible persecution, and heresy within the church.

Old Western Culture The Romans Curriculum

How does it work?

The Romans offers a complete literature and history course. Intended for high school aged students (14+), as well as for the adult enrichment student.

  • 1 full year of instruction divided into four units: The Aeneid, The Historians, Early Christianity, and Nicene Christianity.
  • 48 lectures.
  • 30-40 minutes per lecture.
  • 4 quarterly exams.
  • Hundreds of classical paintings, maps, timelines, and more woven into the video lessons.


Preview clips from Old Western Culture's video lectures.

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  • World class teaching by classical educator Wesley Callihan. Demanding, challenging, mesmerizing content that will leave your student, no matter how steeped in history and classical studies, begging for more.
    Lisa Nehring,
    Golden Grasses
  • Callihan is a gifted teacher—so much so that I think parents might want to watch the lectures along with their students for their own enlightenment.
    Cathy Duffy,
    Cathy Duffy Reviews
  • But what if there was a single program that adequately covered key texts of Western literature; that was well-written, accurate, and Christ-centered; and that didn’t just mimic all the other courses? Well, there is. Old Western Culture: A Christian Approach to the Great Books is everything other Classical-style courses wish they were.
    Caleb Crossman,
    Exodus Books
  • I've tried a lot of "great books" materials in the past. All have left me feeling inadequate and incapable. All of them. Old Western Culture though? This one is different.
    Debra Brinkman,
  • As a homeschool mom just venturing into classical education, I can tell you that Old Western Culture: The Greeks is super-easy to use. With schedules carefully laid out for you, you can easily plug and play. I like that all preparation is done for me and I need simply to enjoy listening to my children as they begin to think and talk and discuss ideology together.

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Old Western Culture: The Romans is a full year of instruction divided into four quarters: The Aeneid, The Historians, Early Christianity, and Nicene Christianity. 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 Romans explores history, theology, philosophy, poetry, and art through the greatest works of influential literature of the Western world, and from a Christian perspective.

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