ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS                          

INTRODUCTION       SYLLABUS            PROJECTS       History        PEOPLE           THEMES           Literature  CHARACTER -  THEMES  ( Epic - Lyric - Drama - Fiction )                
 
STUDY GUIDES           Ancient History                            Ancient Culture                                 Ancient literature                                 Ancient Autobiography
                                               
Ancient Greek History             Ancient Greek Culture                  Ancient Greek Literature                
                                               Ancient Roman History           Ancient Roman Culture                Ancient Roman Literature                

LECTURES                      READINGS          DISCUSSION


SW  ASIA
Mesopotamia  POL.HIST (Government-Military)   SOC.HIST (Class-Gender)           ECO.HIST (Innovation-Trade)          CUL.HIST (Science-Art-Religion-Philosophy-Literature)
Persia            POL.HIST (Government-Military)          SOC.HIST (Class-Gender)           ECO.HIST (Innovation-Trade)          CUL.HIST (Science-Art-Religion-Philosophy-Literature)

S ASIA
India              POL.HIST (Government-Military)           SOC.HIST (Class-Gender)           ECO.HIST (Innovation-Trade)         CUL.HIST (Science-Art-Religion-Philosophy-Literature)

E  ASIA
China            POL.HIST (Government-Military)           SOC.HIST (Class-Gender)          ECO.HIST (Innovation-Trade)          CUL.HIST (Science-Art-Religion-Philosophy-Literature)

C  ASIA
Indo-Europe           POL.HIST (Government-Military)    SOC.HIST (Class-Gender)  ECO.HIST (Innovation-Trade)          CUL.HIST (Science-Art-Religion )
Hsiung-nu(Huns) POL.HIST (Government-Military)    SOC.HIST (Class-Gender)  ECO.HIST (Innovation-Trade)          CUL.HIST                    (Art-Religion )

AFRICA       
Egypt             POL.HIST (Government-Military)         SOC.HIST (Class-Gender)          ECO.HIST (Innovation-Trade)          CUL.HIST (Science-Art-Religion-Philosophy-Literature)

EUROPE
Greece          POL.HIST (Government-Military)         SOC.HIST (Class-Gender)           ECO.HIST (Innovation-Trade)          CUL.HIST (Science-Art-Religion-Philosophy-Literature)
Rome              POL.HIST (Government-Military)         SOC.HIST (Class-Gender)           ECO.HIST (Innovation-Trade)          CUL.HIST (Science-Art-Religion-Philosophy-Literature)

LITERARY  ENCYCLOPEDIA   (Authors-Works-Characters)

Contents       1.    Ancient  Greek Literature          2.   Ancient Roman Literature

GREEK LITERATURE

Period One The Heroic Period

EPIC
Early Epic Poetry                     The Epic Cycle                The Homeric Hymns
Homer                                             ILIAD    -    ODYSSEY
Hesiod

Period Two The Archaic Period

LYRIC AND ODE                   Lyric imagination and its historical setting             Archilochus                 Solon                       Alcaeus                   Callinus                 Anacreon                  Alcman                                                                                     Tyrtaeus                     Mimnermus                                       Sappho                          Bacchylides         Simonides              Theognis              Pindar: The Odes

PHILOSOPHY                         Epic poetry and early Greek Philosophy                 Thales                             Anaximander   Pythagoras           Anaximines        Xenophanes                Heraclitus

Period Three The Classical Age (500 B.C.-400 B.C.)

DRAMA                         Origins of Tragedy       Comedy
 Aeschylus                    ORESTEIA    -    PROMETHEUS UNBOUND
 Sophocles                    OEDIPUS THE KING    -    OEDIPUS AT COLONUS    -    ANTIGONE    -    AJAX    -    PHILOCTETES    -    ELECTRA       
 Euripides                      BACCHAE    -    ALCESTIS    -    HIPPOLYTUS    -    MEDEA
 Aristophanes

PHILOSOPHY            Parmenides                  Empedocles                    Democritus         The Sophists       Socrates                      Plato

HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY                        Herodotus                   Thucydides

Period Four  The Hellenistic Age (400-300 B.C.)

ORATORY                    Isocrates                        Aeschines                       Demosthenes

PHILOSOPHY            Aristotle: Poetics, Physics, Metaphysics                                      Xenophon            Epicurus                      Theophrastus

POETRY AND DRAMA                                    Menander                     Callimachus

Period Five  Later Greek Texts

MIME AND EPIC      Herondas                      Theocritus                    Apollonius of Rhodes

GEOGRAPHY            Strabo

BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR                        Plutarch

MEDITATION            Marcus Aurelius

PHILOSOPHY           Epictetus                      Diogenes Laertius

ROMAN  LITERATURE (Under Construction)

Terence        WOMAN OF ANDROS(Davos)
Virgil              AENEID(Aeneas-Dido-Turnus)
Petronius    SATYRICON(Trimalchio-Encolpius)