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I am interested in classical education but am concerned about a few things

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Question: I am interested in classical education but am concerned about a few things. I have heard several speakers recommend books by secular authors. One classical educator even recommended reading Hitler’s Mein Kampf. There also seems to be a large focus on mythology. It seems everyone I know who teaches classically uses books or materials […]

Twelve ancient authors and 44 significant excerpts concerning Alexander the Great including snakes and sea monsters

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Ancient Literature: Significant Excerpts from the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement Your History Curriculum, Volume Two – Alexander the Great Use primary sources to enhance your study of ancient history. This 94-page ebook can be used to supplement any ancient history curriculum and is suitable for ages ten through adult. […]

Are you looking for a way to include primary sources into your history lessons?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Add value to your history curriculum — Julius Caesar free on Kindle for 3 days 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 […]

Lives in Print: Biographies and Autobiographies for All Ages

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Trivium Pursuit’s new ebook Lives in Print: Biographies and Autobiographies for All Ages — $2.99 “Men who courageously stood for what is right, women who passionately cared for those in need, Christians who sacrificed everything for what they believed, scientists who changed the world with their innovations, everyday mothers who lived extraordinary lives, statesmen who […]

The fables of Avianus and Aesop

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Excerpts from Ancient History from Primary Sources: A Literary Timeline by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn Many persons begin in classical literature with the fables of Aesop (Greek) and Avianus (Latin). These are suitable for all ages, young and old, however, each family has its own standards, and a parent should not assume that all literary […]

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 […]

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