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Star Wars & Ancient Rome Club. Jedi, Heroes, Villains, & Obi Wan Kenobi.

May the Force be with you, Caesar! Star Wars was influenced by ancient Roman society, literature, and mythology. This fun weekly club will discuss different aspects of the films, the ancient influences, & our favorite aspects of this genre
Sondra Rapoport, former Harvard teacher
466 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 17 learners
Class
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
11-16
year olds
3-10
learners per class
per learner

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Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will use their interest in Star Wars to expand their knowledge of the history and culture of the ancient and medieval world as well as gain a greater understanding of the traditional characters and storylines in ancient and medieval literature. 
Hello! I’m Sondra Rapoport, your friendly neighborhood Roman Historian. I taught with Harvard University's Dept. of Classics for 6 years as a Head Teaching Fellow. I taught Medieval Culture, Roman Games (gladiators), and The Rome of Augustus, for which I was nominated for the Levenson Teaching Award and won awards for distinction in teaching each semester I taught with Harvard. Now, I homeschool my son and I greatly enjoy adapting my knowledge and classes designed for university level to each of his grade levels. On of my goals is to bring Classics into the modern world. 
THESE BOOKS ARE NOT REQUIRED. I recommend these books for a greater understanding of the mythology, history, and culture of the Ancient and Medieval world. The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell (George Lucas used this book, too!) Mythology, Edith Hamilton Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer (poetry edition) Aeneid, Virgil The Lives of the Caesars, Suetonius
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I recommend these books for a greater understanding of the mythology, history, and culture of the Ancient and Medieval world. THESE BOOKS ARE NOT REQUIRED.

The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell (George Lucas used this book, too!)
Mythology, Edith Hamilton
Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer (poetry edition)
Aeneid, Virgil
The Lives of the Caesars, Suetonius

Teacher

Sondra Rapoport, former Harvard teacher
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Lives in the United States
Former Harvard Teacher
466 total reviews
413 completed classes

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