Greenleaf Guide To Ancient Literature
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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.