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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 […]

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 […]

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