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One-On-One Ancient Greek / Roman History Tutorial

Spyridon (Spiros) Loumakis
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(742)
In this One-on-One tutorial the student will delve into major ideas, personalities and events of the ancient Greek and / or Roman Republican/Imperial period, combined with their material culture, artistic expression and religious beliefs.

Class experience

US Grade 6 - 9
This class is taught in English.
In this tutorial the student will be able to appreciate the beauty and importance of the study of history. Having studied myself history at a graduate and postgraduate level, and trained in archaeological excavations, ancient languages (Greek, Latin), and the use of various aspects of ancient material culture (art, architecture, coins etc), I want to bring this full picture to my classes. 

The student and me, we will discuss together in class not just about events and personnalities of ancient Greek and/or Roman history, but also about major ancient Greek and/or Roman monuments, art, religion, society, and classical Greek and/or Latin texts in English translation, so as to understand ancient Greek and/or Roman history in its entirety. The epistemological approach according to which History means facts based on reliable primary sources, remains still relevant for me, if not necessary today.
Ancient History means also appreciating ancient cultures, respecting them, learning from their mistakes, and admiring them for their accompishments. History can be also used as a point of reference or a measure of comparison between an ancient pre-modern society and our contemporary post-modern world. 

For students who are taking ancient Greek and/or Roman History classes at their school, this class can be used as a supplementary class to refresh their memory, strengthen their knowledge, advance their understading and sharpen their critical thinking.   
I have a B.A. and M.A. in Ancient Greek and Roman History and Archaeology, as well as an M.A. in History and Philosophy of Religions. I have excavated in ancient Greek sites, I speak Latin and ancient Greek and I am currently finishing my PhD. 
Homework Offered
Homework, designed to take no more than a couple of hours in total per week, will be assigned in the form a source sheet of primary sources from ancient Greek and/or Latin literature in English translation (chosen and distributed by me in advance each week), related to each weeks topic, in order to enrich class discussion, with the purpose of introducing the student in the skill of critical thinking. In addition, the student wil be (optionally) assigned an essay at the end of the course, related to the material covered in the seven classes.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
I do not believe that a letter grade is meaningful for an one-on-one tutorial. However, as I often do with my courses, which are small classes, I communicate with the parents and the children directly, providing my personal comments, private feedback and an informal assessment.
Grades Offered
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
In the ancient Greek and Roman art gods are depicted often (but not always) naked. This being said, any artistic reproduction in ancient art should be expected to show nude gods. I try to use as less as possible, but it is not always within my hands since this is the nature of the ancient Greke and Roman art itself. Since, it is an art that comes from an era where there were no photographs, or videos, the art is found only on painted vases, wall paintings and sculpture. Nudity was never meant to provoke, but to tell to the ancient viewer that gods are not mortal humans and, thus, they do not need clothes. As you may very well understand, I cannot change the history of art, nor my preference as teacher of mythology to show students the original art from ancient times.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(742)
As a father of two young kids, I put a lot of effort so as to entertain them in a productive, and educational way, making sure I feed their natural curiosity and encourage them to keep asking questions. Undoubtedly, television and video games are... 
1-on-1 Tutoring


per session
Meets on demand
60 min

Completed by 5 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-15

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