New school year, new launches,

and our biggest sale of the year!

Dear Roman Roads family, 

One of the great joys of being in the publishing business is the launch of a new product. There is nothing like holding a curriculum for the first time in our hand that we know will be loved by many families!

And today we have three product launches! We hope they will be a blessing to you and your family.

Calculus for Everyone: Understanding the Mathematics of Change
Calculus for Everyone is a new textbook for 10th grade through college by Dr. Mitch Stokes. The result of almost a decade of writing and planning, this textbook aims to reunite the strained relationship between the STEM world and the liberal arts, between science and the humanities. Dr. Stokes believes every student who has mastered algebra can and should take calculus.

Not only does this text deliver on teaching calculus, but it does so with beauty: it includes over 600 hand-drawn illustrations and a single column design with wide margins in hardback format. We can’t wait for you to see it in person!

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Picta Dicta Latin Primer Series
We have witnessed the pedagogical power of Picta Dicta over the past few years with Picta Dicta Natural World, Ancient World, and Vocabulary Builder, where students of all ages learn the vocabulary and context of the Latin language, which is incredibly important. But these vocabulary courses are ideally built upon a good grammar course.
Enter Picta Dicta Latin Primer Series, an introduction to reading Latin designed for elementary-aged students (grades 3rd – 6th). It is a multimedia course, not only with readings and workbook exercises—but videos and app-based exercises as well. Students learn through all four language pathways (reading, writing, speaking, and hearing), which makes it both more enjoyable for them to learn and easier to retain.

This is the ideal complete Latin course to prepare your students for more advanced Latin, including the later Picta Dicta vocabulary curriculum. 

Picta Dicta Latin Primer

Muse and Hearth Podcast

We are pleased to launch our first of several podcasts! Muse and Hearth Podcast, hosted by Valerie Abraham and Lydia Foucachon, is a podcast for Christian women who want to extend the ideas behind classical education and the Great Books tradition into all of life.

Subscribe on Spotify or M&H website.

In addition to our product launches, this week is the biggest sale of the year! 

No coupons necessary:  from 25% – 50% off

The Complete Old Western Culture Series

After many years in the making, 2020 is also the year we have completed the full Old Western Culture series! 

Three ways to buy:

  • By the year (most common way when used as a high school curriculum): The Greeks, The Romans, Christendom, and Early Moderns. 30% off
  • By individual unit (great for adults learning, or customized scope and sequence). 30% off
  • The entire set at our deepest discount!

Browse all 16 units individually below


The Epics covers the two great poems of Homer: The Iliad and the Odyssey. Join Wesley Callihan, a veteran teacher of the classics, as he guides the student through the world of Homer. In story-like fashion, he steers the reader through the plot, poetic devices, background, philosophy, history, and beauty of the poems, as well as how we should approach these monuments of Western culture from a Christian perspective.

Drama and Lyric covers the beginning of drama and some of the earliest comedies and tragedies known to the Western world. This course includes lectures on the three primary tragedians from the Ancient Greek world by Sophocles, Aeschylus, and Euripides and also one of the most famous writers of Greek comedy, Aristophanes. The course also offers an introduction to Greek lyric poetry from the same era, including passages by Pindar, Sappho, and Quintus of Smyrna.

The Histories introduces students to three of history’s most influential early historians. Students will learn about Herodotus, the “Father of History”, as they read his masterpiece, The Histories, and its inquiries into the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars. They will read and learn about Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War and its forays into the earliest expressions of political philosophy. And Xenophon’s Anabasis, the famous march of ten thousand Greeks soldiers on their treacherous journey home through enemy territory.

The Philosophers covers the most important works of Plato and Aristotle and introduces students to the ideas that have been wrestled with by Western Civilization for over two thousand years. The texts  include Plato’s Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Phaedrus, and Republic; and Aristotle’s Metaphysics, Ethics, and Poetics. Wesley Callihan draws from decades of teaching experience as he unpacks the concepts, dispels common misconceptions, and explains how the Christian church and society at large have been influenced by the ideas of these men—both for good and for ill.

The Aeneid unpacks one the greatest classics of the West, the Aeneid of Vergil, whose impact profoundly influenced both Roman society and medieval Christianity. Wesley Callihan guides the student through the plot, poetic devices, background, philosophy, history, and aesthetics of the poem, as well as its lasting influence on Western culture and civilization. He then briefly turns to the Roman epics of Ovid, Lucretius, Lucan, and Statius.

The Historians guides students through the writings of Livy, Tacitus, Sallust, Julius Caesar, Plutarch, Quintilian, and Cicero. Discover the original works that chronicle the early history of Rome from Monarchy, through Republic, to Empire. In this unit you will discover how the Roman philosophy of history shaped the lives and culture of the Roman people, how the Roman historians recognized the signs of cultural decay in their own day, and finally, how the persecution of the Early Church played a critical role in the spread of Christianity throughout the empire.

Early Christianity introduces students to the writings of the post-apostolic authors and their historical context. Learn about the persecutions of the early Christians and how they held fast to the faith as chronicled by the historian Eusebius. As the Church becomes more established, learn how early theologians defended the faith against various false doctrines, as was the case with Irenaeus, the Bishop of Lyon. Learn about the writings of The Apologists, Clement of Alexandria, and Justin Martyr, as well as one of the earliest Christian text after the close of the Canon, the Didache.

Nicene Christianity introduces students to the creeds and councils of the early Church and the fascinating story of how they came about. Starting with Augustine’s Confessions and City of God, and selections from John Chrysostom, Athanasius, and Boethius, learn how the late Roman Christians viewed themselves as the last remnants of Paganism fell, and the Christian defense mounted by Augustine. Learn how Athanasius influenced the Council of Nicea as the Church gathered to discuss the deity of Christ.

Early Medievals, introduces students to life in the Middle Ages. Students will read about the military exploits of the Eastern Roman Empire under the emperor Justinian as chronicled by Procopius, the last great historian of the Roman world. Learn how the development of monasticism preserved learning and culture after the fall of the Roman Empire. Learn about St. Patrick, Bede, and others. Enjoy the timeless tales of Beowulf, Alfred and Great, and the origins of Arthurian legend that have shaped the Anglo-Saxon imagination for centuries.

Defense of the Faith,Scholasticism in the High Middle Ages, immerses students into one of the most misunderstood periods of history. Start by learning about Anselm’s theological defense of the faith as he explains his ontological argument for the existence of God. Through Monmouth’s History of the Kings of Britain, learn about the background to the Crusades. Finally, learn about the Crusades themselves, both the good, and the bad. Don’t miss the harrowing tales of Vikings escaping Constantinople and knights fighting for the faith!

The Medieval Mind begins by guiding students through the basics of Thomas Aquinas’ Compendium, introducing students to the medieval mindset which greatly influenced later thinkers. With this foundation, students embark on a journey through Dante’s conception of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in The Divine Comedy, exploring medieval concepts of guilt, atonement, beauty, and the cosmos. Meet many classic characters from the Greeks to Dante’s present day as Dante uses his allegory to explore human nature, as well as the politics of his day.

The Reformation introduces students to the Reformation, reading primary sources from Reformers and Catholics. A study of this tumultuous period of history would be sorely lacking without a thorough understanding of the historical setting of the Reformation. Wesley Callihan and Dr. Chris Schlect team up to lay a solid foundation for understanding the origins and struggles of the Reformation, as well as its theology and influence. Students will read also read Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Spenser’s Faerie Queene.

Rise of England introduces students to some of the greatest poetry composed in the English language. Dr. Peter Leithart guides students through the three major play types by looking at the tragedy of King Lear, the history of Richard III, and the comedy of The Merchant of Venice, as well as six of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Wesley Callihan then guides students through the great epic poem: John Milton’s Paradise Lost, as well as the poetry of George Herbert, John Donne, and Marvell.

Poetry and Politics guides students through a tumultuous period of significant change in Western civilization. Nations and individuals grapple with questions of identity, what it means to be free, and what it means to be human. Enjoy the poetry of Pope, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Byron, Keats, Shelley, Tennyson, Browing, Arnold, Rossetti, Hopkins, and Poe. Explore the political treatises of Edmund Burke and Alexis de Tocqueville. Learn how these works reflect the period and influenced future generations.

The Enlightenment. Dr. Mitch Stokes begins his introduction to the Enlightenment of the 18th century with the Greek Pythagoreans and the “problem of change” and traces those issues to the Scientific Revolution. Students learn about the search for certainty that led to skepticism through the works of Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Hume, Kant, and finally Reid, as each philosopher grapples with the nature of knowledge.

The Novels. wraps up this series of the great books with a study of some of the great novels of the 19th century. Wesley Callihan guides students through A Christmas Carol, and then turns to Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamozov, and Chekhov’s The Bet. A study of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice looks at both the story and the social setting of England during this period. Old Western Culture concludes with a hat-tip to two of the 20th-century revivers of the great books: Lewis and Tolkien, with guest lecturer Jonathan McIntosh on The Lord of the Rings.
Did you know we have Readers that accompany Old Western Culture? 
NEW: Order all 16 Old Western Culture Readers in one place!

Fitting Words Classical Rhetoric – 30% off

“We must begin where it all begins. God speaks.” This is how Fitting Words Classical Rhetoric text begins in its foreword by Brain Daigle.

There is a danger in putting this kind of book in a young scholar’s hands.  It is the same danger in giving a mere human a good education whatsoever: it is a gift that can indeed be used for ill.

If we want to love our neighbor, engage in cultural critique, hear and understand God’s Word, persuade the lost to be found, convince the unfaithful to return, and have the tools to assess where we and others may be going verbally wrong—in short, if we want to be faithful and maturing Christians—then studying rhetoric is not an option; it is not an elective. It is a necessity. And unless we want to learn it poorly, we then need a good path to tread.

Because Rhetoric has been so poorly treated, and but for the grace of God go we, we therefore need a chaperone in this endeavor. We cannot leave her unwed, for a far worse man will find her. We cannot leave her unloved. As Christians, there are no people more burdened with the task of properly courting and committing to Rhetoric. This curriculum is a fitting chaperone for such a calling. Here, in these pages, is our good path.
— Brian Daigle, from the Foreword

Welcome to Fitting Words: Classical Rhetoric. 

Fitting Words is composed of five parts: 

  • A beautiful hardback textbook with 30 lessons, wide margins, extra resources in every lessons, expansive appendices, including every speech assigned in the text, a list of every speech in the Bible, and a full glossary/index.
  • Student Workbook with exercises for every lesson.
  • Answer Key with schedules.
  • Exam Pack (9 exams)
  • Video course, with a Lesson and Application video for each lesson, covering all aspects of the course, including use of examples from ancient and modern times. Watch a sample
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Grammar of Poetry
30% Off

This is the ideal introductory poetry course for students discovering the art of poetry. As a “grammar,” it teaches the fundamentals of poetry from scansion and rhyme to more advanced concepts like spatial poetry and synecdoche. Using the classical methodology of imitation, this text makes students become active participants as they learn the craft of writing poems.

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Intro and Intermediate Logic – 30% off

Logic is the art of reasoning well. In this classic logic curriculum, the authors lay the proper foundation for reasoning from the truth of God, then train students in the crucial skills of defining terms, determining the truth of statements, discerning and constructing valid arguments, identifying informal fallacies, and more. By providing students with fundamental standards for rational thought, logic helps them excel in every subject they study.

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Vergil’s Aeneid Read-Aloud

Join us today at 9am for a live read-aloud of Vergil’s Aeneid by 12 teachers and scholars at Kepler Education (previously Roman Roads Classroom).  
Click on a name to see the classes each teacher is offering at Fall. 

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Roman Roads Classroom is now Kepler Education! Learn more about the transition in this letter from Daniel Foucachon.