I received a copy of The Aeneid to review, all opinions are my own.
Last year I reviewed The Greeks homeschool curriculum from Roman Roads, and I loved it! Â So this year I was excited to review the next installment of Roman Roads Western Culture series, The Aeneid.
The idea of the curriculum is to have an integrated Humanities curriculum which covers literature, history, philosophy and more all in one course. Â The Aeneid is the first unit in The Romans course, and it studies the great classic from Vergil, a poem which shaped and influenced Roman society and Western culture.
The course consists of 12 lectures which feature Wesley Callihan, who guides the student through the classic, and covering topics such as plot, poetic devices, history, philosophy and more. Â This unit also briefly covers other Roman classics from Ovid, Lucretius, Lucan and Statius.
My son 10th grade son and I really enjoy the format of this course. Â I want my children to study these foundational books of Western Culture, but I don’t know enough about them to guide them through them myself. Â So this series provides a way for me to learn right along with my son, so that we can really understand and appreciate these ancient works.
Welsey Calihan is an excellent guide, and he explains the poems in a way makes them accessible toÂ everyone. My son and I read the works together out loud, and then watch the video lectures and discuss them. Â It is a great way for us to connect through literature, and for both of us to learn. Using this series has made literature and history one of our favorite parts of the homeschool day.
The course also comes with a Student Workbook and Answer key, a Guide to the Art booklet, final exams, and even digital copies of the works studied. Â You can use the curriculum either in DVD format or online streaming, and bothÂ contain the same information. I find them equally easy to use, and my son and I usually use the online format.
If you are looking for a way to introduce your high school students to the foundational books of Western Culture this series is perfect! Â Thanks to Roman Roads I have a copy of The Aeneid to giveaway here on my blog, a $62 value.
The giveaway has ended, congratulations to the winner Dawn S.