Geron and Virtus: A Fateful Encounter of Two Youths: A German and a Roman
“Geron and Virtus,” written by master Waldorf teacher Jakob Streit, is a remarkable book. It is a story about two boys during the Roman campaign to conquer the Germanic tribes. This particular period in history is important because the Roman/German encounter brings forth the birth of a new Europe and the transition to a new time. The story is about friendship, slavery, honor, and adventure. The text is rich with spiritual insights provided by druid priests and their stories of Nordic mythology the foundation of the Germanic folksoul.
The book has vivid illustrations and is aimed at sixth and seventh grade students.
About the Author
Jakob Streit grew up in Spiez, Switzerland, a district to which Irish monks brought Christianity more than a thousand years ago. He studied natural history and the history of art. He is a teacher in child and adult education.