The Aeneid is the first unit of The Romans, year two in the Old Western Culture curriculum on the Great Books. This unit unpacks one the greatest classics of the West, the Aeneid of Vergil, whose impact profoundly influenced both Roman society and medieval Christianity. Wesley Callihan guides the student through the plot, poetic devices, background, philosophy, history, and aesthetics of the poem, as well as its lasting influence on Western culture and civilization. He then briefly turns to the Roman epics of Ovid, Lucretius, Lucan, and Statius.
Includes 12 lectures, a Student Workbook & Answer Key (PDF), a Guide to the Art booklet, 2 final exams (PDF), and the Great Book texts in digital format.