The Historians is the second unit of The Romans, year two in the Old Western Culture curriculum on the Great Books. Join Wesley Callihan as he guides students through the writings of Livy, Tacitus, Sallust, Julius Caesar, Plutarch, Quintilian, and Cicero. Discover the original works that chronicle the early history of Rome from Monarchy, through Republic, to Empire. In this unit you will discover how the Roman philosophy of history shaped the lives and culture of the Roman people, how the Roman historians recognized the signs of cultural decay in their own day, and finally, how the persecution of the Early Church played a critical role in the spread of Christianity throughout the empire.
Includes 12 lectures, a Student Workbook & Answer Key (PDF), and a Guide to the Art booklet.