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Humanities I

A study of principal Western Art styles from the Ancient World through the Renaissance


Syllabus

Projects


Ancient Greece

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Titans and Olympians

Battle of Thermopylae

Allegory of the Cave

Classicism -- The Greek Legacy

Hesiod: Theogony (Reading)

Plato: The Republic Allegory of the Cave. (Reading)

5 Ancient Acts of War that Changed the Face of the Earth (Reading)

Warcraft

300 (film)

Matrix (film)

 

Ancient Rome

Chapter 4

Cicero: De amicitia (On Friendship) Reading

7 Books We Lost ... (Reading)

5 Ridiculous Lies ... (Reading)

7 Modern Conveniences ... (Reading)

De Amicitia Study Guide

Gladiator (film)

Power and Glory of Rome

Roman History Timeline

 

Ancient India and China

Chapter 5

Siddhartha Gautama: The Buddha

The First Sermon (Reading)

On Friendship (Reading)

Bhagavad-Gita (Summary)

Bhagavad-Gita (Reading)

 

Early Christianity

Chapter 6

The Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 5-7:27 (Reading)

Sermon on the Mount Study Guide

5 Ridiculous Ancient Beliefs ... (Reading)

 

Byzantium

Chapter 7

Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy (Reading)

The Council of Nicaea

 

Islam

Chapter 8

The Koran (Sura 5) (Reading)

Abrahamic Religions Pretest

 

Charlemagne and the Rise of Medieval Culture

Chapter 9

Song of Roland SG

Song of Roland excerpts (Reading)

5 Shockingly Progressive Ideas ... (Reading)

 

High Middle Ages

Chapter 10

Goliardic Verse

Courtly Love

Chivalry

Medieval Legend of Tristan and Isolde

Tristan and Isolde (film)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

 

14th Century

Chapter 11

5 Ridiculous Myths You Probably Believe about the Dark Ages

6 Ridiculous Myths About the Middle Ages Everyone Believes

Dante Alighieri: Divine Comedy, Inferno (Readings)

Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales, The Prioress's Tale  (Reading)

The Name of the Rose (film)

Inferno Study Guide

 

Early Renaissance

Chapter 12

Mirandola: Oration on the Dignity of Man  (Reading)

Erasmus: Praise of Folly (Reading)

 

High Renaissance in Italy

Chapter 13

Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture

Life of Leonardo da Vinci (Reading)

Life of Michelangelo (Reading)

Machiavelli: The Prince excerpt (Reading)

 

Northern Renaissance

Chapter 14

Othello (film)

Hamlet (film)

 

Misc.

Liberal Arts and Humanism


Movies

Movie Guide

Movie Worksheet (blank)

Movie Worksheet (Gladiator) -- example of how to fill out a movie worksheet


Art Galleries

Italian Renaissance: Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonard, and Titian

The First Phase: Masaccio, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi

Classicism

Battle of Thermopylae

Ara Pacis Augustae

Islamic Art

Hindu and Buddhist Art

CHAPTER 7: EARLY CHRISTIANITY: RAVENNA AND BYZANTIUM