Okay doing yet more research tonight. Read excerpts from "The famous men serie" and really I just do not want to even get into that kind of detail of any false god/esses type stuff. It is not that I do not tell the children about it, we have discussed it and we have read and enjoy the Torjan Horse story. This is easy to discuss - the actual event and city may have actually been true, but like many nations we add is idols and such to the stories. This I can discuss and we have looked very briefly at some of the short points on this in an Usborne book.
I feel we do not need to read actually full stories on them. Even though I can explain to them see how it fits and copies various bible stories.
I do not say this to put down anyone that does, just I do not want to but yet I want to use the SCM guide, since I love love her slowly going through the bible and tips on BOC entries and such.
Is there not a reading out there that has just the great real people of Greece and Rome and maybe from a Christian author. I just want to know about the actuall real life characters that shaped greece and Rome.
Will I be able to still use the SCM and not be missing a ton of it. Am I only left with the bible part of it?
There has to be books out there with real life people of the time.
Also looked at plutarch's works but looks like his is all about the god/desses that effected the people as well and hard to understand.
I know from a couple other posts on here that some mamas are in the same boat so someone must of found some alternative.
I also chose not to read the actual Homer books. At first that is all I thought I was going to avoid not knowing that the Famous Men series and other spines are heavy on the god/godeses. Just thought they were only famous men.
Sorry so long winded and thanks to all the replies of late - all have helped in rounding my thoughts. And going forth with our various SCM materials I bought - that I love and the next order I will be placing.
Lots of hard work has gone onto this site.
Love all teh DVD series on here. They are so wonderful to watch and be encouraged.
We need Sonya up here in Saskatchewan, Canada at our homeschooling conference - it would set many mamas free.