Readings in Ancient History (Greek and Roman)
Instructor: Thomas Banks
Wednesdays, 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)
Herodotus’ Histories (De Selincourt translation (Penguin))
Plutarch’s Lives (John Dryden translation (Free Online))
Livy’s Early History of Rome (De Selincourt translation (Penguin))
Tacitus’ Annals of Imperial Rome (Michael Grant translation (Penguin))
Josephus’ The Jewish War (G.A. Williamson translation (Penguin))
H.D.F. Kitto’s The Greeks (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)
The political, social, religious and intellectual experiences of the Greeks and Romans are set in the very roots of the historical development of Europe and the Americas. It is the aim of this course to introduce students to the life of Greece and Rome, their thinkers, statesmen and soldiers, alongside their philosophies, religions and wars. The period this class takes in view extends from the formation of the first Greek city-states to the climax of the Roman Empire. It is recommended but not required that the student who enrolls in this class also consider enrolling in Ancient Literature (Greece and Rome), also taught by Mr. Banks.
At the end of each semester, students will be evaluated based on an essay in which they will describe the significance of the Greek and Roman historical experience and its lasting influence on later stages of western history. They will be expected to demonstrate a knowledge of the key men, women and events of Greece and Rome and careful reading of the texts we have studied together.
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.
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$710.00 total (including $95.00 non-refundable deposit)
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