A selection of 66 of online History of Literature videos provides students, teachers, schools, homeschool students, and special needs education with the opportunity to study the history of literature and how literature and writing reflects the history of our Civilization.
Learn about the first civilizations, between about 4000 and 600 B.C and identify major literary forms used in ancient times, including epics, stories, songs, lyric poems, legends, and dramas. Proceed on to study through periods that include The Victorian Era, The Period of Enlightenment and the era's of the Renaissance, the Reformation and Romanticism and Revolution.
Learn about History of Literature from The Early Middle Ages up until The Late 20th Century. You will have the opportunity to identify major literary forms including epics, lyric poems, satires, comedies, letters, and historical, scientific, and political essays through the ages. Discover the history and origins of literature and learn about writers whose work make up, influences and defines the literature of the age in which we now live.
Learn about the connections between historical events and the literary figures and literary works of the Greek era, and military and literary figures such as Plautus, Julius Caesar, Octavian, Virgil, and Horace that illustrate and characterize the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.
Then use our online interactive quizzes to discover what you have learnt and strengthen your understanding of the subject.