Coriolanus – Term 2 (Nov 2023 – Feb 2024)
Wednesdays at 4 pm Eastern Time (UTC -4)
|Term 1 – Alcibiades (10210 words)||Term 2 – Coriolanus (9381 words)||Term 3 – Cato the Younger (8229 words)|
|Week 1||Aug 23||Nov 29||Mar 6|
|Week 2||Aug 30||Dec 6||Mar 13|
|Week 3||Sep 6||Dec 13||Mar 20|
|Christmas Break (3 wks.)||Holy Week + Easter (2 wks.)|
|Week 4||Sep 13||Jan 10|
|Week 5||Sep 20||Jan 17||Apr 3|
|BABY BREAK (2 wks.)|
|Week 6||Oct 11||Jan 24||Apr 10|
|Week 7||Oct 18||Jan 31||Apr 17|
|Week 8||Oct 25||Feb 7||Apr 24|
|Week 9||Nov 1||Feb 14||May 1|
|Week 10||Nov 8||Feb 21||May 8|
|Week 11||Nov 15||————————||————————|
|Exam Week||Thanksgiving Week||Crescite Week||Finals Week|
Frequently Asked Questions
We will meet once per week for 45 minutes to read through Plutarch together. After each small reading from Mr. Cox, we will use the “Randomizer” to select a student for narration. We generally hear from 4-5 students in each class for oral narrations. Once the student has finished his narration, we open the class up to provide further questions, additions, and clarifications. This encourages both positive and corrective feedback, and we explore any rabbit trails that come up and then we continue into the next session.
The asynchronous option is provided primarily for those whose schedules do not allow for in-person attendance (Hi, Australians in the Antipodes!). All narrations will have to be conducted by the parents, both oral and written. The recording of the Wednesday class will be delivered via email to parents of a registered asynchronous student on Saturday. They will know the topics of the weekly narrations, but will not receive live feedback on their narrations in class or their written exam narration at the end of the Term.
The homework each week will be a written narration on a topic closely connected to the narrations heard in class. In general, the written narrations will focus more on aspects of citizenship, and the oral narrations will focus more on the comprehension of the ideas and stories as Plutarch tells them. These two tend to work well together in feeding the mind on ideas, as well as having a practical application of ancient stories to modern life.
While the greatest benefit is gained for those who show up live and can read and narrate with us, life gets in the way and we may not be able to attend class on a given week. In those cases, the student should review the recording which will be sent out on Saturday and submit the written narration as soon as they can. This will keep them on pace and have them ready to attend the following week without having to read on their own.
Ambleside Plutarch Lives
Weekly Meetings – Wednesdays 4 PM EST
$195 Per Term
Come join your fellow homeschoolers from across the country (and the world) to explore Plutarch’s Lives in a weekly 45-minute session. We’ll read the life together and practice oral narration, then expand into a conversation that will lead into the written narration for the week.
Term 1 – Alcibiades
Whose side is he on? Meet the ultimate chameleon and one of Socrates’s least successful students!
Term 2 – Coriolanus
Pompous Roman pride in human form, come meet the man who bends to no one until it’s too late…
Term 3 – Cato the Younger
The most stubborn defender of Roman laws and traditions, meet the man whom Dante will eventually put at the gates of Purgatory!