Current Morning Lesson Block: Classical History

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Possible Topics for Essay #2, Due May 18

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Topics for Essay #2

Due Monday, May 18

Roman Values as Shown in Their Legends

Although the early history of Rome is semi-mythical, the tales of Romulus and Remus, the founding of the city, the kidnapping of the Sabine women, the rape of Lucretia and the overthrow of Tarquinius Superbus suggest some things about Roman values. What...

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Possible Topics for Essay #1, Due Monday, May 11

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Topics for Essay #1   2015    Due Monday, May 11


Choose one topic and write an essay of at least 5 paragraphs and about 500 words. Construct your argument carefully. I would be happy to discuss your plans or review outlines ahead of time.


The Allegory of the Cave

What was Plato (Socrates) trying to tell us by describing his...

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Assignments for Week 2, May 11-15

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Monday, May 11

Read “The Twelve Tables”

Using clear, grammatical, complete sentences, choose and briefly describe one law that you feel is sensible and good and say why you think so. Also choose one law that you feel is unfair or overly harsh and say why. 


Tuesday, May 12

Read Livy’s account of Hannibal in the Alps.

Be ready for a...

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Assignments for Week One

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Monday, May 4

CHOOSE one of the philosophers represented in the painting, “The School of Athens”.

DRAW his (or her) portrait – either as he is represented in the fresco, or from another likeness.

Include in the portrait some SYMBOL from the philosopher’s life or work.

Caption the portrait with a QUOTATION from the philosopher.

If you...

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