Western civilization begins with the Iliad and Odyssey. These study guides are based on the Samuel Butler's prose translations of Homer's epic works, which is both scholarly and easily accessible to younger students. Our Teacher Guides have the student pages inset with the answers, and each lesson has teacher notes around the inset student pages with answers, teacher notes for each lesson, quizzes, and tests, giving the teacher all the background information needed to teach these books.
The Iliad was the principal textbook in the schools of ancient Greece and Rome, and the primary authority on matters of ethics and morals, civic behavior, and military tactics.
The Odyssey was the original great adventure story and character study.
The Iliad and the Odyssey have been enormously influential in Western literature and art, and are the perfect places to begin your study of Western Culture and the Great Books. These study guides will help bring Homer’s great works alive for your student.
Iliad DVD Sample