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  [159] Ancient Western Civilization 10Instructor: Sara Froelich
Grades: 9th to 12thRoom: S114
Year: 2018Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 20Prerequisites: Prepared for challenging high school level work. Students will be required to read 50-70 pages of the Great Ancient historians. Able to handle material that is at times of a mature nature ie The Rape of the Sabine Women. Best effort to present material in a sensitive manner is made by the instructors.
Tuition: $38 per 4-Class Session
Recurring Supplies Cost: $40 per YearDescription: 4-Class Session
Annual One Time Cost$None.Description: Required to aquire texts . . . . any edition is fine and much can be read online.
Student Provided Materials: Required to aquire texts . . . . any edition is fine and much can be read online.
Homework: Students will be required to read 50-70 pages per week, answer weekly questions, and occasionally prepare to present a venn diagram in class or write an essay.
A challenging Great Books HISTORY course covering ancient Greece and Rome. Texts: Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy, Plutarch & Tacitus. Students will create a timeline throughout the year. Topics include: The Battles of Marathon, Thermopylae & Salamis, the balance of powers between the Greek city states, the comparison of Pericles funeral oration to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the Melian Dialogue & the Mytilenian Debate, the Sicilian Expedition, the establishment of the consulate in Rome, Coriolanus' exile & attack on Rome, Hannibal & the Punic Wars, the Gallic Wars & Julius Caesar, Germanicus, Nero, Britannicus & many other colorful characters. Students will write essays evaluating the character and choices made by historical figures of classical times. They will be encouraged to make comparisons to modern times. This class will be co-taught by Debbi Anderson who will mark essays submitted by students. One formal art-history paper will be assigned. Evaluations to be based on class discussion, essays and oral presentations. Come fall in love with the classics.