Omnibus is a Latin term meaning "all encompassing." Completing Omnibus IV will provide the student a full credit in Ancient World History II, Doctrine and Theology IV, and Ancient Literature II. An additional feature is the inclusion of six essays in each year (18 total in Omnibus IV, V &VI) exposing students to various other disciplines to consider for courses of study in college and careers. Combining these disciplines will have students grow in their appreciation of the unity of all knowledge, and all the material is taught through a biblical worldview.
Just like Omnibus I, Omnibus IV starts at the beginning of time to the fall of Rome. However, it studies more difficult texts, incorporates the growing rhetorical nature of the student, and engages them at a more mature, higher academic level. Teaching with the emphasis on ideas, not simply information. The Teacher CD-ROM duplicates the student text and inserts answers to all questions, provides grading tools, and much more.
This daily approach includes lesson plans and will make teaching and interacting with the greatest works of Western Civilization both enjoyable and profitable. Students will also apply and further develop their skills in composition, logic and aesthetics. Students completing all six years of Omnibus will have carefully studied every book of the Bible, too.
The student text assigns the readings in the primary and secondary books for each semester.
First Semester Primary Reading List:
The Iliad, Landmark Thucydides, The Bacchae and Other Plays, Lysistra and Other Plays, The Republic, and Introduction to Aristotle
First Semester Secondary Reading List:
Aesop's Fables, Death on the Nile, Troilus and Cressida, Augustus Caesar's World, and Art and the Bible.
Second Semester Primary Reading List:
The New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha, Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements Volume 1, The War with Hannibal, On the Nature of Things, Cicero, Annals of Imperial Rome, Eclogues and Georgics, Metamorphoses, Josephus, Meditations, and the Apostolic Fathers.
Second Semester Secondary Reading List:
The Lost World, Knowing God, Antony and Cleopatra, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Phantastes, Mythology, Plutarch's Lives Volume 2, and Desiring God.