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Veritas Omnibus IV

If you’ve followed Omnibus thus far, you’ve completed three years of this curriculum, from Ancient times to the Modern era. Now it’s time to do it again, with more challenging materials, deeper analysis, and in general a more thorough overview of history. It’s been three years since your students studied ancient history, and they have grown in their understanding and are capable of greater comprehension than they were three years ago. Omnibus repeats itself because your students can go back to these eras and learn more and understand at a higher level. History is something that you can never study too many times, and Omnibus IV repeats Ancient Times with new works and materials Omnibus I didn’t have time for.

Omnibus IV ends the Logic (understanding the reasons behind the events of history) stage and begins the Rhetoric (beginning to voice your own opinions) stage. In addition to a higher level of difficulty in the works and sessions in general, Omnibus IV adds a new kind of Session, the Student-lead Discussion, which helps the Rhetoric-stage student express their opinions on and take charge of specific topics. For this year's Primary booklist, your students will take on works like Homer's Iliad, Plato's Republic, Euclid's Elements, Cicero's Speeches, and Josephus's Jewish War. The Secondary booklist includes classics like Aesop's Fables, novels like George MacDonald's Phantastes, and Christian works such asKnowing God by Packer and Desiring God by Piper. For each book, there is an introductory essay explaining the background and basic ideas of the book. This is followed by daily sessions the student can work thorough, consisting of questions, activities, and assignments that help the student learn to understand and communicate ideas thoroughly, eloquently, and from a solid Christian worldview. In the new Session, the Student-lead Discussion, the students create their own questions on a given topic instead of answering questions given in the book.

For those have journeyed through the Ancient World with Omnibus already, be prepared to see it with new eyes, eyes that have read this before and know where the story is going, eyes that re-read this story with the knowledge, skill, and experience you’ve gained over the past three years. For those of you just starting the Omnibus experience, be prepared to be challenged like you’ve never been challenged before, to think things you’ve never thought before, and to learn to hold up everything to the light of scripture.

Note:

The booklist below consists of the editions recomended by Veritas Press, though different (often cheaper) editions of these books are available.

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Aesop's Fables
by Aesop
from Signet Classics
Fairy Tales & Fables for 10th grade-adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$5.06
Annals of Imperial Rome
Penguin Classics
by Tacitus
from Penguin Classics
Historical Non-Fiction for 10th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$15.30
Antony and Cleopatra
Oxford School Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare
from Oxford University
for 10th-Adult
in Renaissance & Reformation Literature (Location: CLT-REN)
$8.46
Apostolic Fathers
by J. B. Lightfoot
from Apocryphile Press
for Adult
in Early Church (Location: C06-03C)
$20.95
Art and the Bible
by Francis A. Schaeffer
from InterVarsity Press
for 11th-Adult
in Creating Culture (Location: C08-02F)
$6.50
Augustus Caesar's World
by Genevieve Foster
from Beautiful Feet Books
Non-fiction for 7th-10th grade
Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks
in Ancient Rome (Location: B02-03C)
$17.95 $12.50 (2 in stock)
Bacchae and Other Plays
Penguin Classics
by Euripides (translation by Phillip Vellacott)
from Penguin Putnam
Ancient Tragedy for 11th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$11.05 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Death on the Nile
by Agatha Christie
from HarperCollins
Mystery & Suspense for 8th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
$11.04
Desiring God
by John Piper
from Multnomah Books
for 11th-Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: C01-CHR)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Desiring God
by John Piper
2nd edition from Multnomah Books
for 11th-Adult
in Knowing & Loving God (Location: C03-02A)
$13.59
Eclogues and Georgics
Dover Thrift Editions
by Virgil
from Dover Publications
for 10th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$2.55 $1.60 (1 in stock)
Iliad of Homer
by Homer (translation by Richmond Lattimore)
from University of Chicago
Ancient Literature/Epic Poetry for 9th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
Introduction to Aristotle
by Aristotle
from McGraw-Hill
for 9th-12th grade
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$11.86
Knowing God
by J. I. Packer
2nd edition from InterVarsity Press
for 9th-Adult
in Knowing & Loving God (Location: C03-02A)
$15.00
Landmark Thucydides
by Thucydides
from Simon and Schuster
Historical Non-Fiction for 10th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$22.91 $14.00 (1 in stock)
Lost World
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
from Modern Library
for 9th grade-adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$10.20
Lysistrata and Other Plays
by Aristophanes
from Penguin Putnam
for 10th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$8.50
Meditations
by Marcus Aurelius
from Modern Library
Classic Literature for 9th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$9.35
Metamorphoses
by Ovid
from W. W. Norton and Co.
for 10th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$15.26 $9.60 (1 in stock)
Mythology
by Edith Hamilton
from Little, Brown & Company
Mythology for 7th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$16.00
New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha
4th edition from Oxford University
for 11th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$16.99
On the Nature of Things
by Lucretius
from Dover Publications
for 10th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
Phantastes
by George MacDonald
from Eerdmans
for 8th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$10.20 $6.40 (1 in stock)
Plutarch's Lives Volume II
by Plutarch (translation by John Dryden)
from Modern Library
Biography for 11th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$13.60
Republic
by Plato
from Oxford University
Classic Literature for 9th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$9.95 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Selected Works of Cicero
Penguin Classics
by Cicero
from Penguin Putnam
Ancient Roman Philosophy for 10th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$14.45
Thirteen Books of the Elements Volume I
by Euclid & Sir Thomas Heath (translator)
2nd edition from Dover Publications
for 10th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$16.11
Troilus and Cressida
The Pelican Shakespeare
by William Shakespeare
from Penguin Putnam
for 10th-Adult
in Renaissance & Reformation Literature (Location: CLT-REN)
$6.80
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Oxford World's Classics
by Jules Verne, William Butcher (Translator)
from Oxford University
for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$10.16 $6.40 (1 in stock)
War with Hannibal
by Titus Livius Livy
from Penguin Putnam
Animal Stories: Realistic for 10th-Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: CLT-ANC)
$15.30
Western Civilization
by Jackson J. Spielvogel
8th edition from Wadsworth Publishing Company
for 7th-12th grade
in History Spines & Surveys (Location: B02-01D)
$60.00 (1 in stock)