This workbook accompanies the Great Books video course The Histories, part of the Old Western Culture series by Roman Roads Media. It includes exercises for all 12 lessons, discussion questions, and an answer key. The Histories is the third installment in The Greeks, year one of Old Western Culture.
In this unit, Wesley Callihan introduces the student to three of history's most influential early historians. Students will learn about Herodotus, "The Father of History", as they read his masterpiece, The Histories, and its inquiries into the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars. They will read and learn about Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War and its forays into the earliest expressions of political philosophy. And last they will read Xenophon's Anabasis, the famous account which reads like a novel as it chronicles the march of ten thousand Greeks soldiers on their treacherous journey home through enemy territory. Join Wesley and experience his contagious enthusiasm for learning as he draws from decades of teaching experience by summarizing, expositing, and drawing connections from the texts.
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