Lost Tools of Writing Level II - Ancient Myths & The Odyssey (ON-SITE CLASS)

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 11:30am

$75 registration fee
$647  tuition 

Begins August 25. Wednesdays, 11:30am

Classical Rhetoric: Lost Tools of Writing Level II - Ancient Myths & The Odyssey

Teacher: Kirstie Ruffatto

Students will begin the year reading and discussing Ancient Myths. We will contemplate the mythology of the Ancient Greeks, Romans, Celts, Norse Men, and more! Then we’ll turn our attention and engage with The Odyssey. These stories will provide the material for our own odyssey through the Lost Tools of Writing Level Two. Each class period will devote some time to discussion of a story and some time to LTW instructions.

We’ll begin with a review of LTW I then learn to write the Judicial Essay. By working through the Lost Tools of Writing Level Two, students will have the opportunity to master new Topics of Invention, Arrangement Tools, and Elocution skills. Students will learn things such as citations, focus on the audience, problems of bias, and explorations of justice, laws, evidence, and motive. Students will complete seven Judicial Addresses during this course. 

Suggested Age: 14 years old and up or instructor and/or headmaster’s permission

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of LTW I and the submission of one completed essay from Level I.

Required Texts: The Lost Tools of Writing Level Two - Student Workbook, Peter Green’s translation of The Odyssey, Myths with be provided

Meeting Time: 90 minutes per week. Wednesdays, 11:30am.

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