Ancient Literature

Offered 2022-2023!

  • Time & Tuition:
    • 2022-2023 Academic Year
      • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Mondays
      • $60 per month (10 months, August through May)
  • Location: Signal Mountain, Tennessee
  • Credit: 1 full credit in English
  • Grades: 9th-12th grades and 8th grade strong readers
  • Prerequisites: Writing II or equivalent writing skills OR take Writing II in addition to this course
  • Pairing: You can pair this course with Ancient History!
  • Description: This course develops students’ skills in essay writing through assignments based on great works of ancient Greek and Roman literature.
  • Assessment: Each semester, students write two essays, create two projects related to the literature, and participate in Defense Day by giving a brief presentation on one of their essays and responding to questions.
  • Books Needed: (Hard copies are required; recommended editions/translations are listed below)
    • Gwynne’s Grammar (ISBN: 9781984897961)
    • Homer—Iliad (Recommended: Lattimore translation, ISBN: 9780226470498)
    • Homer—Odyssey (Recommended: Lattimore translation, ISBN: 9780061244186)
    • Aeschylus—The Oresteia (Recommended: Lattimore/Grene translation, ISBN: 9780226311470)
    • Sophocles—Three Theban Plays (Recommended: Fagles translation, ISBN: 9780140444254)
    • Virgil—Aeneid (Recommended: Ahl translation, ISBN: 9780199231959)
    • Augustine—Confessions (Recommended: Boulding translation/Ignatius, ISBN: 9781586176839)