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Heroic Adventures: El Cid, Amadis de Gaul, and The Round Table

Sign up today to go deep into these three great Catholic Chivalric Romances. Learn what everyone read for four hundred years and why it should be part of our imagination today!

Total classes: 10

Prerequisite: The ability to read, understand, and enjoy our selections of these works.

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: 3/4 semester Literature or Modern Literature

Description

We will read major selections of these three great Catholic Chivalric Romances. They were part of a vast popular literature of the European world, especially from the 12th to the 16th centuries. What everyone read for four hundred years should be part of our imagination! Caution: These tales have a few swift references to improper behavior among their much more typical exaltations of Chivalric honor.

Outline

Week One: Amadis de Gaulle

Week Two: Amadis de Gaulle

Week Three: Amadis de Gaulle

Week Four: El Cantar del Meo Cid

Week Five: El Cantar del Meo Cid

Week Six: El Cantar del Meo Cid

Week Seven: King Arthur and His Knights

Week Eight: King Arthur and His Knights

Week Nine: King Arthur and His Knights

Week Ten: King Arthur and His Knights

Materials and Homework

Course materials: Roger Lancelyn Green. King Arthur and His Knights. Puffin. ISBN: 978-0-141-32101-1. Other tales will be provided as files on Moodle to be downloaded and printed at home.

Homework: Two hours of reading each week, most of it light and enjoyable. Computer-graded quizzes will be available each week, as well as a Final for those families who want these.

Important Dates

Class dates: Thursdays, January 18 to April 4, 2024 (No class Feb. 29 or March 28)

Starting time: 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central, 8:00 Mountain, 7:00 Pacific)

Duration per class: 55 minutes

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