Ancient Literature (Greece and Rome)
Instructor: Thomas Banks
Monday, 11:00-12:30 PM Eastern
High School year runs from August 14th, 2023 through May 10, 2024 or Self-Paced
REQUIRED TEXTS (WITH LINKS)
Ovid’s Metamorphoses (A.D. Melville translation (Oxford World’s Classics))
Homer’s Iliad (Richmond Lattimore translation)
Homer’s Odyssey (Richmond Lattimore translation)
Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex and Antigone (Robert Fagles translation (Penguin))
2/13/23 - Pre-Registration for Current Families Begins
2/20/23 - Pre-Registration Ends
3/1/23 - Registration for New Families Begins
5/31/23 - Last Day to Request Full Refund (Minus Deposit)
6/1/23 - Full Tuition Due
6/1/23 - Payment Plan: 1st Payment Due
7/1/23 - Payment Plan: 2nd Payment Due
8/1/23 - Payment Plan: 3rd Payment Due
8/4/23 - Class Canvas Login Information Sent Out
8/11/23 - Last Day to Request 50% Refund (Minus Deposit)
A year-long in-depth study of the literature of the Greeks and the Romans. Each work will be placed in its own historical and philosophical setting. A main purpose of this course is to give the student a richer understanding of the pre-Christian classical world and its religious, literary and intellectual ideals. This class and the ancient history course are designed as each other’s complement, and it is recommended but not required that the student who enrolls in this class also consider enrolling in Mr. Banks’ Readings in Ancient History Course as well.
There will be a minimum of graded assignments in this class. At the end of first and second semesters, each student will compose an essay describing what he or she has learned in each of the books we have read together, and the significance of each of these books and authors within the culture of classical antiquity.
All of our classes are available as self-paced classes. The self-paced option allows a student to view the classes on their own time. The content of the course is exactly the same, but there are no writing assignments and no grades issued for the high school courses. The self-paced option gives a student access to the streaming videos of the course for a full year. The classes are not discussion based and focus rather on the art and skill of reading well, and in the high school classes, on the Intellectual Tradition of a work. Students from all over the world choose the self-paced option.
Bundle with Readings in Ancient History at registration and save $50.
$710.00 total (including $95.00 non-refundable deposit)
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