“The Artist” very much loves reading about Greek Mythology, etc, so when the opportunity came up to review the Iliad & Odyssey Complete Set from Memoria Press, he really just about begged me to ask for it, even thou I was leaning more toward a different set which was also offered. So I did!
Memoria Press was generous enough to send us the following:
- Iliad Student Guide
- Iliad Teacher Guide
- Iliad DVDs
- Odyssey Student Guide
- Odyssey Teacher Guide
- Odyssey DVDs
If you were to purchase each set separately, they would be $75.00 each. However, by purchasing the Complete Set, you would have a savings of $15.00 as the Complete Set is sold here at the cost of $150.00. I think that in the end, since the two stories actually tell a whole tale, it is worth it to get the complete set and save a little bit over buying them separately.
As I said above, “The Artist’ REALLY wanted me to go for this one. This is what happened when the box arrived at our house. The second we had it opened, he had it out of my hands and well, you can see what he thought!
I was nowhere NEAR ready to begin just yet, and he was already reading on his own. SCORE!
The Iliad comes first in the story, as it is the period during the Trojan War, whereas the Odyssey is the story about the journey home from the Trojan War. I’ll be completely honest here and tell you that I did not know this at all. I had never read either book.
By getting the Complete Set, we now have enough material for a full year Language Arts course, which (bonus!) is based on a period of history which fascinates “The Artist”.
So, I bet you want to know how this set works, don’t you? Well, I think when you read all of the reviews, you will find that there are different ways to make this work in your family. For our family, this time around I’m just using it with “The Artist.”
Both The Iliad and The Odyssey are divided up into “books” as opposed to chapters. After the Preface, The Iliad has a wonderful section with three pages of charts giving “The Friends and Foes of Homer’s Iliad,” “Greeks: Major Characters,” and “Trojans: Major Characters.” The Student Guide is a consumable book, meant to be written in and used by just one person. We read one “book,” then watch the DVD covering that book, then go to the Student Guide to read and answer the questions. Of course, then the Teacher Guide allows me to check the answers and grade them. The DVDs are really not all that long, about a half an hour or so each. They are helpful with giving us the correct pronunciations for many things and people in the stories, and explaining questions that made going through the Student Guide somewhat easier.
Both The Iliad & The Odyssey sets are formatted the same, so once having completed The Iliad, we will be used to it and able to just continue right along with The Odyssey
Even though the Iliad & Odyssey Complete Set from Memoria Press were not MY first choice, I am glad I put it down as first choice, because “The Artist” is truly enjoying it! He even enjoys reading the books just for free time reading, which I think is great!
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