Sunday, March 15, 2020

A Lesson Plan: VOICES OF WAR: SELF / FAMILY / COMMUNITY

VOICES OF WAR: SELF / FAMILY / COMMUNITY
SELECTIONS IN LATIN FROM
QUINTUS OF SMYRNA'S TROJAN WAR EPIC
Voices of War PDF



Target Audience:

This lesson is appropriate for third semester  / advanced Latin students

Trigger Warning:  human trafficking, murder, rape, slavery, violence



Objective:

Students Will Be Able To:  analyze the impact of war on women, noncombatants, and family structures through translation of passages from Quintus of Smyrna's Posthomerica

Nota Bene: This collection of texts may be used to extend discussions in AP core texts (i.e., Vergil's Aeneid).



Essential Questions
  • How does war affect family dynamics?
  • How does war affect women?
  • How does war affect noncombatants?
  • How does war affect one's relationship between self and society?
Chapters:

Table of Contents
Title
Page
Ch. 1: Andromache Laments Watching the Death of Her Husband Hector (Quintus 1.104-115)
4
Ch. 2: Tisiphone Inspires the Trojan Women to Fight in Battle (Quintus 1.407-434)
7
Ch. 3: Aurora, the Goddess of the Dawn, Laments the Death of her Son Memnon at the Hands of Achilles (Quintus 2.592-621)
10
Ch. 4: Phoenix Mourns the Loss of His Foster Son, Achilles (Quintus 3.461-489)
13
Ch. 5: The War Bride Briseis Laments the Death of Her Captor / Husband Achilles (Quintus3.550-576):
17
Ch. 6: The Goddess Calliope Comforts Thetis on the Loss of Her Son (Quintus 3.631-665)
20
Ch. 7: The War Bride Tecmessa, on the Suicide of Her Warrior Ajax (Quintus 5.519-556)
23
Ch. 8: Diadamia’s Lament to Her Son Neoptolemus, On the Day of His Departure (Quintus7.261-281; 7.329-339)
28
Ch. 9: Phoenix, On Seeing The Son of Achilles for the First Time (Quintus 7.639-666)
32
Ch. 10: The War Bride Briseis, Seeing the Son of Her Captor / Husband Achilles (Quintus 7.722-726):
36
Ch. 11: The Deified Ganymede, Unable to Endure the Sight of Troy’s Ruin, Begs Jupiter for Mercy (Quintus 8.427-445)
38
Ch. 12: Neoptolemus At The Tomb of the Father He Never Met (Quintus 9.46-60)
41
Ch. 13: Deiphobus Rallies the Remaining Trojans to Fight for their Homes (Quintus 9.80-110)
44
Ch. 14: Oenone to Paris, Unable to Forgive His Infidelity on His Deathbed (Quintus 10.306-331)
49
Ch. 15: Oenone, on the Loss of Her Estranged Husband Paris (Quintus 10.424-431)
52
Ch. 16: Trojan Queen Hecuba to Her Son Paris, On His Deathbed (Quintus 10.373-387)
54
Ch. 17: Helen to Her Husband Paris, On His Deathbed (Quintus 10.392-405)
57
Ch. 18: Andromache Begs for Death Instead of Slavery (Quintus 13.266-286)
60
Ch. 19: King Priam to Neoptolemus, At His Death (Quintus 13.226-236)
63
Ch. 20: Queen Hecuba to Her Daughter Polyxena, Before Her Execution (Quintus 14.288-300)
65
Glossary
68

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