•   OLD WESTERN CULTURE  

    Old Western Culture: The Romans is a full year of instruction which includes four units: The Aeneid, The Historians, Early Christianity, and Nicene Christianity. With over 20 hours of video with accompanying exercises for each assignment, and a robust reading load, The Romans offers the homeschooler or school a complete literature and social studies curriculum.

  • THE GREEKS
                  
  • THE ROMANS
                  
  • CHRISTENDOM

    Christendom is currently in production, and will be available to ship Summer 2015.
    Christendom at a Glance:
    Unit 1: Early Medieval Period (St. Benedict, Bede, Charlemagne, and Alfred the Great)
    Unit 2: The Defence of the Faith (Anselm, Geffrey of Monmouth, The Golden Legend)
    Unit 3: The Medieval Mind (Dante and Aquinas)
    Unit 4: The Reformation (Erasmus, Calvin, Spencer, and Chaucer)

    More detailed information, including specific assignments of above mentioned authors, lecture titles, and sample videos will be available closer to the publication date. If you have a specific question email info@romanroadsmedia.com with your question!
  • EARLY MODERNS

    Early Moderns is currently in production, and will be available to ship Summer 2016.
    Early Moderns at a Glance:
    Unit 1: Early British Poetry (Metaphysical Poets, Milton, Shakespeare, and Bunyan)
    Unit 2: The Rise of Enlightenment (Bacon, Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, Jefferson, Burke, and Toqueville)
    Unit 3: Later British Poets(Neo-Classical Poetry, Victorian Poetry, and Romantic Poetry)
    Unit 4: The Novels (Austen, Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Hugo)


    More detailed information, including specific assignments of above mentioned authors, lecture titles, and sample videos will be available closer to the publication date. If you have a specific question email info@romanroadsmedia.com with your question!







THE ROMANS year 2 DVD set (full year curriculum) includes:
Four units (16 DVDs, 20+ hrs of instruction), PDF Workbooks,
Teacher's Edition, course guide (4x), 19 texts in PDF.
Table of Contents: 48 lectures, see "More Info" tab below.

A Complete Humanities course!

THE ROMANS

Old Western Culture, Year 2
By Wes Callihan

Old Western Culture: The Romans is a full year of instruction which includes four units: The Aeneid, The Historians, Early Christianity, and Nicene Christianity. With over 20 hours of video with accompanying exercises for each assignment, and a robust reading load, The Romans offers the homeschooler or school a complete literature and social studies curriculum. Intended for high school aged students (14+), as well as for the adult enrichment student. Includes hundreds of classical paintings, maps, timelines, and more woven into the video lessons! Please see the tabs below for more information about the course, or click on the individual unit covers above to learn about the details of each individual unit.
Relive the Great Books that shaped Western civilization!

4 DVD sets (16 DVDs total). Runtime: approx. 22 hrs. PRE-ORDER ONLY. Shipping at publication. The Aeneid ships Summer 2014. Unit II, III, and IV ship before December 31st, 2014.

THE ROMANS: Complete Year 2 Curriculum: CHOOSE FORMAT:
DVD All four units of The Romans | 1 year curriculum, 16 DVDs.
$224.00 Qty: ADD TO CART
SELF-PACED ONLINE: The Romans: Self-paced curriculum.
$199.00  ACCESS PORTAL

ACCOMPANYING TEXTS FOR THIS COURSE

THREE OPTIONS

   USE YOUR OWN TEXTS
These are "The Great Books," they
are classics. Chances are you
own at least some of these books.
Feel free to use your own copy!
Specific translations and
editions are not required.
See "THE BOOKS" tab below.
        PURCHASE TEXTS
You can also purchase your own
texts. We have links to
recommended translations under
our "THE BOOKS" tab below.
There are certain texts
we highly recommend in
hard copy!
  USE DIGITAL VERSIONS
Digital versions of ALL classic texts
are included with your purchase!
These may be read on tablets
such as the iPad or Kindle, or on
your computer.

Digital versions (PDF) of the following books/workbooks are included with your purchase.
These are the physical editions, and while recommended, are optional.

Recommended Add-on Textbooks PUBLISHED BY ROMAN ROADS:
THE ROMANS WORKBOOKS Four spiral-bound workbooks
$48 $36.00 Qty: ADD TO CART
Make sure and visit our MATERIALS page HERE for the PDF version of the student workbook (free with purchase of DVDs), Answer Key, exams, eTexts for all the Great Books, and extra resources.!

  • ABOUT


          If you could take only ten books to a deserted island on which you were to be marooned for the rest of your life, what would they be? As Mortimer Adler says, this is no game--we are all in precisely that position. We are simply unable to read all the books there are; therefore, we had better choose well. Some books exercise our minds by their rigor and move our spirits by their beauty with every reading, some books help us communicate with our culture because they have been a common element in education for centuries, some books aid our understanding of the physical world by a clear exposition of careful observations by powerful minds, but only a very few books do any of these things well. And as C. S. Lewis says, old books give us a radically different perspective on life and our assumptions, and no modern books can do this at all, no matter how good they are.

          As Christians, we understand that ours is an historical faith, one that originated, developed, and grew in certain times at certain places. To study and understand the long stream of history and thought, and to comprehend our place in that stream, is to increase our appreciation of our cultural inheritance, our ability to use wisely and build faithfully upon that inheritance, and our ability to understand and respond to God's work in history.

          The conclusion we may draw from all of this is that the old books are best, and the best of the old books are the best of all. That is why we read the Great Books.

    Join us in Old Western Culture as we explore the best of the old books, from a Christian perspective!

  • PREVIEW
    COURSE PREVIEWS

    COMING SOON!
  • MORE INFO
    THE ROMANS is a full year curriculum which includes four units: The Aeneid, The Historians, Early Christianity, and Nicene Christianity. With over 20 hours of video with accompanying exercises for each assignment, and a robust reading load, The Romans offers the homeschooler or classical school a complete literature and social studies course! Please visit the page for each unit for more information on that particular unit.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED: When you purchase Old Western Culture: The Romans you get all four DVD sets or access to the online self-paced portal. The DVDs come with a student workbook and Teacher's Edition workbook in PDF format (copies permitted within your own household), and a guide to the art booklet for each unit. See "The Books" tabs for more info.

    COMPLETE LECTURE LIST FOR THE ROMANS
    average lesson length: 30 min

    THE AENEID:
    1. Introduction to The Romans: Overview of Roman History, its importance to Old Western Culture, and a Survey of the books Covered in this series
    2. Introduction to the Aeneid: Vergil, Secondary Epic, and the Writing, Worldview, and Influence of the Aeneid
    3. Rome is an Idea (Aeneid Book I)
    4. The Fall of Troy and The Wanderings of Aeneas (Aeneid Book II & III)
    5. The Tragedy of Dido (Aeneid Book IV)
    6. The Underworld (Aeneid Book V & VI)
    7. The Broken Truce and the Shield of Aeneas (Aeneid Book VII & VIII)
    8. The Tragedy of Nisus and Euryalos (Aeneid Book IX & X)
    9. Camilla, Juno's Surrender, and the Death of Turnus (Aeneid Book XI & XII)
    10. Metamorphoses I
    11. Metamorphoses II
    12. The Epics of Lucretius, Lucan, and Statius

    THE HISTORIANS:
    1. Livy I: Philosophy of history and the monarchy 2. Livy II: Beginning and Heroes of the Republic
    3. Livy III: Threats to the Republic
    4. Tacitus I: Philosophy of history and Tiberius
    5. Tacitus II:Claudius
    6. Tacitus III:Nero
    7. Sallust: The Jugurthine War and the The Conspiracy of Catiline: The Republic in Decay
    8. Julius Caesar: The Gallic wars
    9. Plutarch's Lives I: Demosthenes and Cicero
    10. Plutarch's Lives II: Alexander and Caesar
    11. Cicero: Against Verres and Against Antony
    Lecture List for Early Christianity, and Nicene Christianity coming soon!

    PREREQUISITES:
    Old Western Culture is intended for mature and discerning students. We recommend this course for ages 14 and up. The course will deal with mature themes such as paganism, sexual immorality, battle scenes (mostly in actual reading), and classical paintings. Old Western Culture is meant to equip your child with a Biblical lens from which to process these themes. We assume your child has a working knowledge of the Bible and basic Christian doctrine.

    CREDITS:
    Each year of Old Western Culture is a double-credit Literature and History (Social Studies) course. The double-credit assumes that the student will watch all the videos, read the required reading, answer the daily worksheets, and take 4 exams (one for each unit). This a robust course academically, and requires a lot of reading. Wesley Callihan will coach your student on how to approach the reading in the video. While the reading might be considered heavy, it is very doable!
  • THE BOOKS
    THE WORKBOOK
    The workbook gives the student questions to answer for every lesson, discussion questions to think about, and a host of further resources for the student that wants to go further (or study for a paper!). An Answer Key includes all the answers in essay format and can be found at the back of the Student Workbook. We encourage students to answer the questions on their own before referencing the Answer Key.

    PDF VERSION
    You may download the workbooks in PDF format from the MATERIALS PAGE.

    PHYSICAL WORKBOOK
    We sell a physical versions of the workbooks available on this page as a bundle discount (all 4 units), or you may purchase the individual workbooks on the specific unit's page (click on appropriate cover on the top of this page to go to each unit). This offers an alternative to using the PDFs, and reduces printing time, costs, and hassle. It is spiral bound, and like the PDFs, is reproducible within your immediate family.

    THE ROMANS BOOK LIST
    If you would like to purchase hard copies of the texts for The Romans, the following list includes our recommended translations and editions.

    THE AENEID BOOK LIST:
     - The Aeneid
     - Ovid's Metamorphoses
     - The excerpts of the other Roman Epics assigned in this term are included in the Student Workbook. You may purchase the physical workbook here, or download the PDF on the MATERIALS page.

    THE HISTORIANS BOOK LIST:
    COMING SOON

    EARLY CHRISTIANITY BOOK LIST:
    COMING SOON

    NICENE CHRISTIANITY BOOK LIST:
    COMING SOON
  • SHIPPING & HANDLING
    SHIPPING (USA)
    We charge a flat shipping rate of $7 for our physical products. You will only receive one charge per order regardless of quantity.

    INTERNATINAL SHIPPING: In an effort to encourage homeschoolers abroad, we offer the same flat shipping rate of $7 per order for our international customers!
  • REVIEWS
    Want to submit a review?
    Send your review to reviews@romanroadsmedia.com!
    THANK YOU!

    Title: Classical education, from a Christian perspective, created for the homeschool
    by: Joseph White, GA, USA | PRODUCT: Old Western Culture: The Greeks
    This has to be the best curriculum we have found for studying the great classics! We've been homeschooling for about 15 years and have not found anything like this. Mr. Callihan is knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining. He speaks to the students as if he is right there with them. Not only have they chosen excellent books but all the information that he shares with the student makes this a perfect Literature and Social Studies course. On top of that, they have included a booklet with some of the most beautiful artwork to accompany the course. It's like walking through a museum.

    Frequently, my son shares a story at the dinner table about what Mr. Callihan said. We all get to enjoy his stories. It also lets me know he's "getting it."

    I would highly recommend this to any family interested in a Classical Christian education. You will not be disappointed with Old Western Culture or Roman Roads Media.


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