Manual for the Elson Grammar School Reader Volume 2

Manual for the Elson Grammar School Reader Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: cover one point in the outline, and endeavoring to merit the approval of the class. The point in the story to fix in memory: The cause of the Trojan war. Points to impress because often referred to in literature or represented in painting and sculpture: Helen of Troy; the apple of Discord; the judgment of Paris; Hermes, the messenger of the gods; Ulysses ploughing the sands of the sea. Chapter Two This was the ninth year of the war. What advantage had the Trojans that kept the Greeks from victory? (Troy was walled. The Trojans kept within their city, protected by its walls and gates.) What advantages had the Greeks over the Trojans? (p. 141, ll. 20,21.) Which was the greatest of these? (They were "better ordered"--that is, better trained and disciplined.) What break in this discipline or harmony of effort came to hinder their taking of Troy? In your opinion, who was right in the quarrel? Was Achilles right in the resolve he made? (In his anger at Agamemnon he broke his vow to Menelaus.) How is the Greek belief in the supernatural shown in the story of the intervention of Athene? How is Achilles' reverence for the gods shown? (p. 143, ll. 1-5.) What feelings did Agamemnon and Achilles show in this quarrel? (Anger, contempt, indignation, reproach, etc.) Read lines to illustrate. ' Choose pupils to dramatize the quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles and the intervention of Athene, and strive to show the contrast between the fury of the men and the consolation and counsel of the goddess. Nestor was old and wise and "counseled peace." You will often find references to him. Men of age and wisdom are compared to him; thus a wise and experienced lawyer is often called the "Nestor of the bar." Read to...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980751
  • 9781236980755