Did the Pagan Gods and Goddesses Exist?

The transcript for the article, “Did the Pagan Gods and Goddesses Really Exist?” was generated by https://otter.ai. It has not yet been edited. Yesterday, I received an email from a parent asking for some clarification about some statements that I made while teaching an introduction to Homer’s Iliad. I’ll grant … Read more

Introduction to History Studies in CLAA Live Classes

“Anything that we learn from history about the chronology of past times assists us very much in understanding the Scriptures.” St. Augustine, On Christian Doctrine William C. MichaelMr. William C. Michael is the founding headmaster of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy.  Mr. Michael is a Lay Dominican in the Catholic … Read more

William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”

Dramatis Personæ THE DUKE OF VENICETHE PRINCE OF MOROCCO, suitor to PortiaTHE PRINCE OF ARRAGON, suitor to PortiaANTONIO, a merchant of VeniceBASSANIO, his friend, suitor to PortiaGRATIANO, friend to Antonio and BassanioSOLANIO, friend to Antonio and BassanioSALARINO, friend to Antonio and BassanioLORENZO, in love with JessicaSHYLOCK, a rich JewTUBAL, a … Read more

Reading Vergil’s Aeneid

In Latin Reading III, students in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy study Latin poetry. In particular, we study Vergil’s Aeneid. This work was written in a meter called dactyllic hexameter, the same meter in which Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey were written in Greek. Reading classical poetry is difficult because we … Read more

Understanding the Figures of Speech in English Literature

The Teaching of Patriotism

The pupils in Catholic Schools are trained to a two-fold service: the service of God and the service of country. Through the lesson in religion, the truths of God are inculcated, this standard of conduct explained and the true motives for perfect living introduced into young lives. Thus does the … Read more

Classical Mythology: Mars

The Image and Descent of Mars Mars is fierce and sour in his aspect; terror is every where in his looks, as well as in his dress; he sits in a chariot drawn by a pair of horses, which are driven by a distracted woman; he is covered with armour, … Read more

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Enjoy this BBC Radio recording of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, starring Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons). William C. Michael Mr. William C. Michael is the founding headmaster of the Classical Liberal Arts Academy.  Mr. Michael is a Lay Dominican in the Catholic Church and is a homeschooling father to ten … Read more

Study Homer’s Iliad in English Literature I

This year, I will be publishing lessons in which I teach Homer’s Iliad in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy’s English Literature I course. Enrollment in this self-paced online course includes access to all necessary study materials, lesson videos, graded assignments and expert help when needed. A sample lesson is provided … Read more