Finding Plutarch in Unexpected Places: The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker – Newbery Honor Book, 1934

The Forgotten Daughter is an outstanding book by an author who was well-known for her dedication to historical accuracy. Caroline Dale Snedeker (1871-1956) wrote numerous books for children and this book is a fine example of the research she undertook to produce an historically authentic work of fiction.   The Forgotten Daughter is a captivating … Continue reading Finding Plutarch in Unexpected Places: The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker – Newbery Honor Book, 1934

Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar – a 'creative' narration

    We've just finished Week 9 of Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar using Anne White's very helpful study guide. The study of Plutarch would never have been on my radar (as I explained here) but I was persuaded to have a try, at least, when I read how highly his writing was regarded by … Continue reading Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar – a 'creative' narration

The Spartan by Caroline Dale Snedeker

    The historian Herodotus, (c. 485-425 BC) in his narrative history which records the wars between the Greeks and the Persians, gives an account of a young man named Aristodemos. Caroline Dale Snedeker has taken this brief description, fleshed it out and brought this period of ancient history vibrantly to life. The son of … Continue reading The Spartan by Caroline Dale Snedeker

Playing with Plutarch with the artful aid of alliteration

After I had read our Plutarch lesson & Bengy and Moozle had taken turns narrating sections, I had them both write out a number of words starting with the letter 't.' 'T' was the obvious letter to use as we're going through the life of Timoleon and just about everyone involved in the narrative has … Continue reading Playing with Plutarch with the artful aid of alliteration

Plutarch Narrations from a 9 Year Old

Moozle has been listening in on our Plutarch readings since she was about 7 years old and has often surprised me by jumping in and giving her version of the story. I've just started her on written narrations this week by asking her to write a sentence on something she's read or I've read aloud … Continue reading Plutarch Narrations from a 9 Year Old