Why Study the Classics?

What is a classic?

Why should we study classical literature and teach it to our children?

How does classical literature help me as a Christian?


Ashley (Beck) Ortega interviews Wesley Callihan to answer these questions and many more!

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Why I Like “Why Study the Classics?”:

Ashley & Wes have done a terrific job explaining the reasons for studying classical literature. They give many hands-on ideas, as well as discussing the importance of reading classics not only for our education but also as Christians. Many of the ideas can be implemented before you graduate from homeschool.  I’m sure you will want to go pick up a classic book right away!

AND, you just can’t beat the price.

Plus, it’s delivered to your e-mail box so you don’t have to wait on the Post Office or UPS.

Who Is Wesley Callihan?

Wesley Callihan grew up on a farm in Idaho and graduated in History from the University of Idaho in 1983. He has taught for nearly thirty years in various organizations – at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho; the University of Idaho; New St. Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho; and at Veritas Academy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  He has written curriculum for several ACCS and other Christian schools, has written some Great Books study guides for homeschoolers (published byVeritas Press), speaks regularly at Classical Christian education conferences for home educators and private schools, and has taught summer intensive Latin courses. His online Great Books course is being filmed by Roman Roads Media as a video curriculum called Old Western Culture. He has written columns and short fiction for Credenda/Agenda and Antithesis, and contributed to the book Classical Education and the Home School, (published by Canon Press). Schola Classical Tutorials, a program of live internet courses in the Great Books and the Classical Languages, began in the fall of 1997 and is his contribution to classical Christian education, as are his live residence programs at Hill Abbey.

Wes and his wife Dani have six children, five of them married, and ten grandchildren.  Wes, Dani, and youngest son live in an old farmhouse in northern Idaho near Wes’s parents and some of the kids and grandkids, where six generations of the family have lived on the same family farm. They use the cold winters as an excuse to read, and the hot summers as another excuse to read. Wes likes hunting and fishing, listening to the blues, gardening, movies, and travel (he has organized several tours for his students and their families to Greece and Turkey). But like the Venerable Bede he loves teaching, reading, and writing best of all.


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