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Aulus Gellius on Blood Letting

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Aulus Gellius (c. 125 – after 180 AD) Attic Nights Book 10, Chapter 8 That among the ignominious punishments which were inflicted upon soldiers was the letting of blood; and what seems to be the reason for such a penalty. 1  This also was a military punishment in old times, to disgrace a soldier by […]

Here’s a taste of ancient Roman literature

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Aulus Gellius (ancient Roman author and grammarian) (c. 125 – after 180 AD) Attic Nights Book 5, Chapter 16 On the function of the eye and the process of vision. 1  I have observed that the philosophers have varying opinions about the method of seeing and the nature of vision. 2 The Stoics say that the causes […]

New Video — Homeschooling Classical and Historical Literature

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

This is a video recording of the seminar Principles for the Study of Classical and Historical Literature by Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn. The seminar was delivered in Austin, Texas in 2004.

Free McGuffey Readers

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Download McGuffey Readers here.

Four Approaches to the Study of Ancient Literature

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The purpose of this article is to help Christians to develop their own Biblical approach to evaluating literature. We cannot describe every possible approach, but we will briefly describe three common approaches to the study of classical literature, then we will explain our own distinct approach. Nobody has appointed us judge over what others think […]

Against the Dorothy Sayers Movement

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Bluedorn, I purchased your book Teaching The Trivium recently and I think it’s quite thorough and well researched. I think it’s definitely one of the top five books meant to be in the list of reference books for those seeking to homeschool. I’ve been reading various sources on the subject of […]

Ancient Greek and Roman Literature — what should I read?

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Have you ever looked at the Classical Writing Curriculum? It looks rigorous and thorough, covering classical writing skills following the progymnasmata, grammar, logic and rhetoric. I am interested in it, but, as a Christian, I worry about my kids reading some of the material used. I do not have any experience with ancient Greek writing. […]

Free Ebooks

Monday, June 17th, 2013

B&R Samizdat Express — Ebook editions of classics. Free books offered each week. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins this week.

Free Download from Downpour

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Free download this month from Downpour. Treasure Island read by Frederick Davidson — our favorite reader. Promo code is “freeisland.”

Allen French and The Colonials

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

I want to tell you about a book I read to my children many years ago. Allen French is the author, and I consider it one of my very favorites, as are most all of the works by French. It’s called The Colonials: Being a narrative of events chiefly connected with the siege and evacuation […]

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