Lesson 1: A Tale of Two Civilizations

In this session, Dr. Stephen Turley introduces the civilizations of Greece and Rome as sources for our ideas of truth, goodness, and beauty.

Recommended Reading

Read chapter 1 (“A Tale of Two Civilizations,” pp. 1–7) in Awakening Wonder

The Abolition of Man (by C.S. Lewis)

Early Christianity and Greek Paidea (by Werner Jaeger)

          

 

Outline of Session

Discussion Questions
  • How would you summarize the contributions of Greek civilization to our ideals of truth, goodness, and beauty?
  • How would you summarize the contributions of Roman civilization to our ideals of truth, goodness, and beauty?
Lecture Notes

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