While narration teaches facts to ideas and the ability to communicate, copywork teaches spelling and vocabulary. Prose and beautiful words are impressed upon the mind. These resources were choosen for the style, rich vocabulary, and historical value. The content includes cultural, economic, and government explanations, letters, and documentation.
Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III (823BC) Copy one or more of the faces.
The Roman Way of Declaring War (650BC)
Dedication Inscription on the Ishtar Gate (Babylon, 600BC)
Analects of Confucious (500BC)
The Twelve Tables of Roman Law (451BC)
Hellenes & Phoenicians by Herodotus (430BC)
Funeral Oration of Pericles (431BC) …
Cyropaedia by Xenophon (400BC)
The Republic by Plato (375BC) Scroll down to the quotes on The Republic.
Cicero: Selected Letters (60BC) Covers Rome topics of various natures.
The Gladiatorial Games (Seneca Letters, 4BC-65AD)
Pliny Letters, Eruption of Vesuvius (4-79AD)