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Literature of Egypt — New Ebook from Trivium Pursuit

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Ancient History from Primary Sources: Literature of Egypt by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn This ebook is an expanded excerpt from Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn. We have selected seventeen pieces of Egyptian literature which are commonly considered to be culturally important, yet not inappropriate for students ages […]

This might have been my first homeschool purchase

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. McGuffeys Eclectic Readers (Seven Volume Boxed Set, paperback) In 1978 we bought a set of McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers. I think it was my very first homeschool curriculum purchase. I still have that set, and now my grown kids borrow it for […]

Selling my beloved set of John Buchan

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

I’m selling my beloved set of John Buchan on Ebay. Hunting tower (pb) The House of the Four Winds (pb) The Island of Sheep (pb) The Blanket of the Dark (pb) John Macnab (pb) Castle Gay (pb) The Three Hostages (pb) Greenmantle (pb) Mr. Standfast (pb) The 39 Steps (hardback) Prester John (hardback and illustrated)

Ancient history excerpts — Remedies for head-ache and for wounds on the head

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Pausanias (c. A.D. 143-176) Description of Greece 2.28.1 The serpents of Corinth The serpents, including a peculiar kind of a yellowish color, are considered sacred to Asclepius, and are tame with men. These are peculiar to Epidauria, and I have noticed that other lands have their peculiar animals. For in Libyaonly are to be found […]

A serpent of unprecedented length — interesting excerpts from Ancient Literature

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Aulus Gellius (c. 125 – after 180 AD) — A Roman whose only book, Attic Nights, is a compilation of notes on grammar, geometry, philosophy, history and many other subjects. Attic Nights Book 7, Chapter 3 An account, taken from the works of Tubero, of a serpent of unprecedented length. 1  Tubero in his Histories […]

Use primary sources to enhance your study of ancient history — Volume One Free for 3 Days

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Are you looking for a way to include primary sources into your history lessons? Ancient Literature — Significant Excerpts From the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement Your History Curriculum Volume One — Julius Caesar Volume Two — Alexander the Great Volume Three — Augustus, Jesus Christ, and Tiberius Volume Four […]

Ancient History Sale This Week

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn — on sale this week for $16 (normally $28) In addition, if you purchase Ancient History from Primary Sources, you will receive free, upon request, Ancient Literature — Significant Excerpts From the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement […]

Ancient literature you can read to your ten-year-old

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Here is an excerpt from the textbook Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn. A Few General Comments on Authors and Literature Many persons begin in classical literature with the fables of Aesop (Greek) and Avianus (Latin). These are suitable for all ages, young and old. Some literature suitable […]

The ancient view of nursing a baby

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Aulus Gellius (c. 125 – after 180 AD) was a Latin author and grammarian Attic Nights Book 12, Chapter 1 A discourse of the philosopher Favorinus, in which he urged a lady of rank to feed with her own milk, and with that of other nurses, the children whom she had borne. 1 Word was once […]

A serpent of unprecedented length

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Aulus Gellius (c. 125 – after 180 AD) — A Roman whose only book, Attic Nights, is a compilation of notes on grammar, geometry, philosophy, history and many other subjects. Attic Nights Book 7, Chapter 3 An account, taken from the works of Tubero, of a serpent of unprecedented length. 1  Tubero in his Histories […]

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