Item description for Greenleaf Guide to Ancient Literature: An Inductive Approach: Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone (Greenleaf Guides) by Cyndy Shearer...
Overview An inductive study with detailed reading assignments, observation questions, and discussion questions. A guide for teacher and student as they read the important works of literature from Babylon and Greece and study them together. Texts studied: The Epic of Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, Oedipus Rex, and Antigone. Analysis, and discussion questions are all written from a biblical, Christian worldview. UNIT ONE Daniel 1-4: "Why should a Christian study pagan literature?" the biblical examples of Daniel in Babylon and Paul on Mars Hill in Athens. UNIT TWO The creation account from Genesis 1-11. UNIT THREE The Epic of Gilgamesh - Babylonians beliefs about creation and the nature of God. UNIT FOUR Homer's Odyssey - the Greek notions of virtue, excellence, and the hero. UNIT FIVE Sophocles' tragic trilogy, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonnus, and Antigone. UNIT SIX modern French playwright Anouilh's retelling of Antigone, a worldview study of the modern notions of the heroic and the tragic.
Publishers Description An inductive approach to representative ancient texts from Israel, Babylon, & Greece. Text is divided in six units and 24 lessons. UNIT ONE is based on a study of Daniel 1-4 and focuses on the question, "Why should a Christian study pagan literature?" The question is answered using the biblical examples of Daniel in the court of King Nebuchadnezzar and Paul on Mars Hill in Athens. UNIT TWO is a review of Genesis 1-11. UNIT THREE focuses on The Epic of Gilgamesh, and analyzes what Babylonian religion taught about creation and the nature of God. UNIT FOUR is a 6-week, in-depth study of Homer's Odyssey, with an emphasis on the Greek notions of virtue, excellence, and the hero. UNIT FIVE is a six-week study of Sophocles' great tragic trilogy, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonnus, and Antigone. UNIT SIX is a four-week study of the modern French playwright Anouilh's retelling of Antigone, with a focus on how one's worldview affects one's notions of the heroic and the tragic.
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Studio: Greenleaf Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11" Width: 8.25" Height: 0.46" Weight: 1.09 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher Greenleaf Press
ISBN 1882514300 ISBN13 9781882514304
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More About Cyndy Shearer
Cyndy Shearer has a BA degree in English (summa cum laude) from Queens College (Charlotte, NC) and an MA in English from the University of Virginia. She has taught elementary, high school, and college students and home-schooled all eleven of her children. Cyndy and her husband, Rob, live near the town of Lebanon in middle Tennessee in the home where they raised their eleven -children. They are the founders and co-directors of the Francis Schaeffer Study Center in Mt. Juliet, Cyndy TN, where Cyndy teaches literature, and Rob teaches history to homeschooled high school students.
Cyndy Shearer has published or released items in the following series...
Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies for Kids (Paperback)