While reading through D’Aulaire’s Greek Myths, students will spend the year engaging with stories that are woven into the fabric of Western culture: squabbles between powerful gods, origins of the demigods, prophecies of the oracles, and more. These powerful myths will provide the material for our journey through Lost Tools of Writing I.  Level I introduces students to three canons of rhetoric: invention, arrangement, and elocution. These canons offer solutions to problems every writer faces. In Invention, students ask questions to generate ideas for their writing. Arrangement shows students how to organize those thoughts, and Elocution focuses on the appropriate expression of their ideas.

Suggested Age: 12 and up 

Prerequisites: None

Required Texts: 

  • D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths ISBN 978-0-440-40694-5
  • Optional: Mythology by Edith Hamilton ISBN 978-0-316-22333-1
  • Optional: The Myth Made Fact through Christian Eyes by Louis Markos, PhD ISBN:9781600513954

Registration numbers: Minimum 4; Maximum 14

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