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 (Science-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
Topic 1 Early Epic Poetry
Topic 2 Homer                                             ILIAD(Achilles-Agamemnon-Diomedes-Hector-Helen-Nestor)                                   ODYSSEY(Odysseus-Telemachus-Penelope)
Topic 3 The Epic Cycle
Topic 4 The Homeric Hymns
Topic 5 Hesiod

Period Two The Archaic Period

LYRIC AND ODE
Topic 6   Lyric imagination and its historical setting
Topic 7   Archilochus
Topic 8   Solon
Topic 9   Alcaeus
Topic 10 Callinus
Topic 11 Anacreon
Topic 12 Alcman
Topic 13 Tyrtaeus
Topic 14 Mimnermus
Topic 15 Sappho
Topic 16 Bacchylides
Topic 17 Simonides
Topic 18 Theognis
Topic 19 Pindar: The Odes

PHILOSOPHY
Topic 20 Epic poetry and early Greek Philosophy
Topic 21 Thales
Topic 22 Anaximander
Topic 23 Pythagoras
Topic 24 Anaximines
Topic 25 Xenophanes
Topic 26 Heraclitus

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

DRAMA
Topic 27 Origins of Tragedy
Topic 28 Aeschylus                     ORESTEIA(Orestes)                                                             PROMETHEUS UNBOUND(Prometheus)
Topic 29 Sophocles                    OEDIPUS THE KING (Oedipus - Teiresias)             OEDIPUS AT COLONUS ( Oedipus )                      ANTIGONE ( Antigone - Creon )    
                                                               AJAX ( Ajax )                                                                              PHILOCTETES ( Philoctetes )                                     ELECTRA ( Electra )          
Topic 30 Euripides                     BACCHAE (Pentheus-Dionysus)                                   ALCESTIS(Alcestis)                                                           HIPPOLYTUS(Hippolytus)                   MEDEA(Medea)
Topic 31 Comedy
Topic 32 Aristophanes

PHILOSOPHY
Topic 33 Parmenides
Topic 34 Empedocles
Topic 35 Democritus
Topic 36 The Sophists
Topic 37 Socrates
Topic 38 Plato

HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
Topic 39 Herodotus
Topic 40 Thucydides

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

ORATORY
Topic 41 Isocrates
Topic 42 Aeschines
Topic 43 Demosthenes

PHILOSOPHY
Topic 44 Aristotle: Poetics, Physics, Metaphysics
Topic 45 Xenophon
Topic 46 Epicurus
Topic 47 Theophrastus

POETRY AND DRAMA
Topic 48 Menander
Topic 49  Callimachus

Period Five  Later Greek Texts

MIME AND EPIC
Topic 50 Herondas
Topic 51 Theocritus
Topic 52 Apollonius of Rhodes

GEOGRAPHY
Topic 53 Strabo

BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR
Topic 54  Plutarch

MEDITATION
Topic 55 Marcus Aurelius

PHILOSOPHY
Topic 56 Epictetus
Topic 57 Diogenes Laertius

ROMAN  LITERATURE (Under Construction)

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