Reading List for Unit 3, Rhetoric Stage

Unit 3 Reading List: Rhetoric Stage

As I mentioned earlier, I do not have Rhetoric Stage students, so this level of the guide is just a basic outline.

Literature Options

□  ^King of Ithaka by Tracy Barrett (retelling of the Odyssey from the POV of Odysseus’s son)

□  ^Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett (retelling of the Minotaur from the POV of Ariadne)

□  The Goddess Test #1 by Aimee Carter (a modern girl meets someone who claims to be Hades)

□  The Gatekeeper’s Sons by Eva Pohler (a modern girl in a coma interacts with Greek gods)

□  ^Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield (historical fiction about 300 Spartans vs. the Persian army)

□  The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great by Steven Pressfield (historical fiction about Alexander the Great)

□  ^The Iliad by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles

□  ^The Odyssey by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles

□  ^The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles and translated by Robert Fagles (Oedipus the King in particular)

□  ^The Oresteia by Aeschylus and translated by Robert Fagles (Agamemnon in particular)

□  ^Medea (Literary Touchstone Classic) by Euripedes and translated by J. E. Thomas

□  ^Birds and Other Plays (Oxford World’s Classics) by Aristophanes and translated by Stephen Halliwell

History Options

□  HOTAW: Part Four: Empires

o   #Ch. 43: The Mandate of Heaven

o   #Ch. 44: The Bharata War

o   #Ch. 45: The Son of David

o   #Ch. 46: From Western to Eastern Zhou

o   #Ch. 47:  The Assyrian Renaissance

o   Ch. 48: New Peoples

o   Ch. 49: Trading Posts and Colonies

o   #Ch. 50: Old Enemies

o   #Ch. 51: Kings of Assyria and Babylon

o   #Ch. 52: Spectacular Defeat

o   #Ch. 53: The Decline of the King

o   #Ch. 54: The Assyrians in Egypt

o   #Ch. 55: Medes and Persians

o   Ch. 56: Conquest and Tyranny

o   #Ch. 57: The Beginnings and End of Empire

o   #Ch. 58: A Brief Empire

o   #Ch. 59: Cyrus the Great

o   #Ch. 60: The Republic of Rome

o   #Ch. 61: Kingdoms and Reformers

o   #Ch. 62: The Power of Duty and the Art of War

o   #Ch. 63: The Spreading Persian Empire

o   Ch. 64: The Persian Wars

□  ^The Histories (Penguin Classics) by Herodotus and translated by Aubrey De Selincourt

□  ^The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides and translated by Richard Crawley

□  ^Plato: Republic by Plato and G. M. A. Grube

□  ^The Rhetoric and Poetics of Aristotle by Aristotle and translated by W. Rhys Roberts and Ingram Bywater

□  Library Call Numbers: 183.2 (Socrates), 184 (Plato), 185 (Aristotle), 509.223 (scientists of Ancient Greece), 796.48 (ancient Olympics), (935 (ancient Greece), 938 (science and life in ancient Greece, history of ancient Greece—Herodotus, Thucydides), Biographies (noteworthy individuals)

Activity Book(s)

□  Study and Teaching Guide: The History of the Ancient World by Julia Kaziewicz

Notes

Literature

□  Free activity guide for King of Ithaka by Tracy Barrett (scroll down to “King of Ithaka Activities”: http://www.tracybarrett.com/newsletter.htm

□  Free activity guide for Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett (scroll down to “Activities for Dark of the Moon”: http://www.tracybarrett.com/newsletter.htm

□  Free discussion guide for Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield: http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/13-fiction/362-gates-of-fire-pressfield?start=3

□  Free study guide for The Iliad: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/iliad/

□  Free study guide for The Odyssey: https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/odyssey/summary.html

□  Free study guide for Oedipus the King (other plays of Sophocles available as well): http://www.sparknotes.com/drama/oedipus/section5.rhtml

□  Free study guide for Agamemnon (other plays of Aeschylus available as well): http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/agamemnon/context.html

□  Free study guide for Medea by Euripedes: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/medea/

□  Free study guide for Lysistrata by Aristophanes: http://www.sparknotes.com/drama/lysistrata/context.html

History

□  Free study guide for Herodotus, The Persian Wars (sections of Books 1 and 7): http://www.utexas.edu/courses/clubmed/hdtguide.htm

□  Free discussion guide for The Landmark Thucydides by Robert B. Strassler; http://lgdata.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/docs/2215/781578/Thucydides_Discussion_Guide.pdf

□  Free study guide for Plato’s The Republic: http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/republic/

□  Free study guide for Aristotle’s Poetics: http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/poetics/

□  Free study guide for Aristotle’s Rhetoric: http://rhetcomp.gsu.edu/~gpullman/2150/aristotle_guide.php

□  ‘Register for PBS LearningMedia http://www.pbslearningmedia.org to gain free access to videos on various relevant topics.

□  Free eyewitness accounts of ancient history: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/awfrm.htm

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About Laura

I've been homeschooling since 2005. I have six children (born 2000 - 2012). We are eclectic in our approach with a bit more Well-Trained Mind philosophy over anything else.
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