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Literature of Ancient Greece Video

Study Literature of Ancient Greece using Online Video. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use our 5 History through Literature of Ancient Greece video titles to explore and identify the Literature and literary works of the Ancient Greeks.

Examine the connections between historical events and the literary figures, literary works and literature of the Greek era. Discover philosophical movements and ideas through the lives and works of Socrates, Plato, Lao-Tzu, Confucius, Siddhartha Gautama, Aesop, and Pythagoras..

Learning Objectives:

  • List some important events that happened in world history during the time of the ancient Greeks, between 800 and 200 B.C., and list some authors who lived and wrote between 800 and 200 B.C.
  • Define humanism and contrast it with more ancient beliefs in the gods or fates, discover how humanism led to new views of science and government.
  • Identify two great Chinese masters of the sixth century B.C., Lao-Tzu and Confucius, and compare their world views.
  • Identify an Indian master Siddhartha Gautamathe Buddha and describe his world view.
  • Identify major literary forms used in Greek times, including epics, dialogues, lyric poems, tragedies, comedies, and historical, scientific, and political prose.
  • Describe Alexander the Great's conquests and their effects in dispersing Greek culture.
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