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April 3, 2016

Divine and Human Letters Overview

As with all courses I offer, the Divine and Human Letters tutorials use the ancient “multum non multa” – “much, not many” approach.  This focuses in-depth on a few works rather than spreading the student thin in an effort to be comprehensive.

I offer two tracks of Divine and Human Letters depending on student needs.

The first track is for students who need to get a grounding in the mythology and history of the Ancient world to underwrite full engagement with classical sources.  Old Testament World (7th Grade) and New Testament World (8th Grade) cover Greco-Roman mythology and history, and work to hone thinking and writing ability via the classical progymnasmata composition exercises.

The second track aims at students who already have a developed grasp of Ancient mythology and history, and are ready to engage the classical works themselves and more finely hone their distinctively Christian approach to the issues found in the texts.  I recommend this track to begin in 9th Grade, but if your judgment is that your student younger than this is ready for the course, let’s talk.

The second track courses may be found on these pages:

I. Christ and the Greeks (9th Grade)

II. Christ and the Romans (10th Grade)

III. Christ and the Medievals (11th Grade)

IV. Christ and the Moderns (12th Grade)