Homer and Homeschooling in Ancient Greece

Recently, I have been enjoying an old book on ancient Greek education. In it, the author discusses the early education of Greek children in the ancient world. He explains that the education was based on the writings of the poets, and particularly of Homer. I believe homeschooling parents will find this helpful. “The study of … Read more

Faith and Reason: The Source of Classical Education

As we begin our study of the classical liberal arts, we will first consider the philosophy behind this ancient system of learning. Ancient education grew from man’s nature and man’s respons to God’s revelation, that is, through faith and reason. We will see that modern educational philosophies are not alternatives to the ancient system but … Read more

Whether Mathematics is Invented or Discovered?

Unfortunately, this video is poorly titled, since the word “invention” is derived from the Latin invenire, which means “to discover”, creating some confusion. Students who have studied Aristotle will recognize the distinction is between what is natural (established by God) and what is conventional (established by man), which is what the author of this video … Read more