Classical Studies II

Description: Like any good Roman history class, this one begins with the she-wolf and the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. There are three major components: the history of cultures during this time period, biographical studies of important individuals, and an exploration of key contributions to following societies, particularly Western culture. Students will discuss the rise and fall of a monarchy, the embrace of a republic with the simultaneous dislike for kings, and finally the ironic rise of the Roman Empire, all of which teach unforgettable principles about human nature and society. Thematically, we will explore themes such as the right to claim power and govern others, the role of religion in society, and the common elements of long-lasting cultures. This course will take your student from the earliest beginnings of a small village along the Tiber to the fall of the world's greatest empire. Students will need to devote 60 minutes per day for this class. The grade is based on participation, reading quizzes, response essays, and exams (with essays).

Grade Level: 8-12

Prerequisites: Students must read The Aeneid for Boys and Girls prior to the start of class. A basic knowledge of the ancient world in general and the Greeks in particular is helpful.

Required Materials: Book of the Ancient Romans (text and student guide) by Dorothy Mills, The Aeneid (text and student guide). The Teacher Guides are optional. Students will also need a headset microphone (built-in microphones will also work).

Syllabus: See the Classical Studies II Syllabus

Class Schedule
Section A, 2020-21 Classical Studies II TH - 11:30AM - 1:00PM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section B, 2020-21 Classical Studies II T - 10:00AM - 11:30AM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List
Section C, 2020-21 Classical Studies II W - 2:00PM - 3:30PM ET 9/7/20-5/28/21 0 Full Join Waiting List

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