Classical Studies I

Description: This class starts with the beginnings of Egyptian civilization down through Ancient Persia, continues on with the Greeks in Crete, and ends in the Hellenistic Age ushered in by Alexander the Great. Students learn about ancient civilizations, the development of democracy, the primordial defense of democracy in the Persian wars, the heyday of Athens (also known as the Golden Age), and the sad self-destruction known as the Peloponnesian wars. The second half of the course entails a detailed reading and study of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. The average reader will need 1.5 hours a week to complete the first-semester reading. During the second semester the reading workload becomes more arduous, and the average reader will need 2-3 hours per week to read and answer the study guide questions. The grade is based upon participation, quizzes, mid-term exam, final exam, and an essay exam at the end of each semester. This class is worth 1 high school credit in History, or 1/2 a credit in History and 1/2 in Literature.

Grade Level: 7-12

Prerequisites: We highly recommend that your student reads Famous Men of Greece and The Trojan War prior to the start of the class if the student has no background in the ancient world.

Required Materials: The Book of the Ancient World (text and student guide) by Dorothy MillsThe Book of the Ancient Greeks (text and student guide), by Dorothy MillsThe Iliad & The Odyssey (texts and student guides – Note: Texts must be Butler’s prose translation, available from Memoria Press). Students will also need a USB headset microphone (built-in microphones will also work).

SectionTeacherDayTimeTermSeatsCostRegistration
Classical Studies I AAbigail JohnsonW10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET9/13/21-5/28/220.000000$550.00
Classical Studies I BRobert CutrerM1:45 - 3:15 PM ET9/13/21-5/28/220.000000$550.00
Classical Studies I CRobert CutrerW3:30 - 5:00 PM ET9/13/21-5/28/220.000000$550.00
Classical Studies I DErin JoslynM3:00 - 4:30 PM ET9/13/21-5/28/220.000000$550.00
Classical Studies I EDan ShefflerT11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET9/13/21-5/28/220.000000$550.00