Lesson 1 (from Book 1, Earliest Rome: Chapter 1, Introductory & Rome Under Kings)
Book 1, Earliest Rome: Chapter 1, Introductory & Rome Under Kings
Titus Livy's life is briefly described, but it is also stated that many facts surrounding the author are not known and have been lost throughout the years. This lesson is about what scholars do know about Livy's life and the significance of his approach to writing about the Early History of Rome.
1) Class Discussion: When did Titus Livy live? How does this affect the way he writes about the history of Rome? What is known about Livy's educational background? Why is that important for his credibility on historical matters? What was Livy criticized for during his lifetime? Does that have an effect on his choice to be a writer? Why or why not?
2) Writing and Analysis: Have the class take 15 minutes and write down 3 things about Livy's life that might have inspired or affected the way he...
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