Classical History - Course Description

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

This class continues the study of ancient history to create a firmer foundation for the 11th grade medieval history class. Students begin with a closer look at the life and teachings of Socrates, continue with the conquests of Alexander the Great, and then turn their attention to Rome. Students trace the development of Rome from its semi-mythical origins, then through the rise of the Republic, the Punic Wars, and the building of the Empire. The class concludes with the rise of Christianity and Constantine. Primary sources include Plato, Plutarch and Livy.