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Course Registration No. LIT-723


Designed as part of Greek Studies I, B Track.
Greek Literature I & II: Two-part, full year course.  We start with an introduction to Greek myth using Bulfinch's Mythology. With that background, we move on to enjoy Homer's timeless epics--The Iliad and The Odyssey (and a brief selection from Herodotus).  The course ends with Aeschylus' Oresteia and Prometheus Bound (or Euripides’ Hippolytus) and Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Antigone.




Bulfinch’s Mythology (out-of-print Avenel Books/Gramercy/Crown Publishers edition) [ORDER USED]

  • Author: Thomas Bulfinch
  • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Avenel Books/Crown Publishers, 1979. Print.
  • ISBN: 0517274159        978-0517262771
  • Supplier: Retail or

Hardback; excellent glossary. Any edition will do, but this is our favorite.



Bulfinch's Mythology (Modern Library Classics)

  • Author: Thomas Bulfinch
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Modern Library Classics, 1998. Print.
  • ISBN: 0375751475        978-0375751479
  • Supplier: Retail or

888 pages. We prefer the out of print Avenel Books/Crown Publishers edition (ISBN 0517274159). If the Avenel Books/Crown edition is not available used in good condition for less than $17.00, order the Modern Library Classics edition.


Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Edition

  • Author: U.S. Catholic Church
  • Publisher/Copyright: 2nd ed.: USCCB Communications, 2000. Print.
  • ISBN: 1574551108        978-1574551105
  • Supplier: Retail or

920 pages. Any edition from any publisher will do. It is standard practice to reference the Catechism as "CCC" in print. The STAA course plans follow this practice.


Homer : The Iliad (Lattimore)

  • Author: Homer
  • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961, 2011. Print.
  • Translator: Richmond Lattimore
  • ISBN: 0226470490        978-0226470498
  • Supplier: Retail or

The 1961 or 2011 edition will work, just as long as you purchase an unabridged copy Homer's "The Iliad" translated by Richmond Lattimore.


Cliffs Notes: Homer’s Iliad

  • Author: Bob Linn
  • Publisher/Copyright: Hoboken, NJ: Cliffs Notes/Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2000. Print.
  • ISBN: 076458586X        978-0764585869
  • Supplier: Retail or

128 pages.


Teaching the Classics DVD and Workbook

  • Author: Adam Andrews and Missy Andrews
  • Publisher/Copyright: : The Center for Literary Education, 2017. Print and DVD.
  • ISBN: 0988898993        978-0988898998
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



STAA Study Guide: Greek Studies I, B Track (Essay Writing B • Old Testament IB • Greek History IB • Greek Literature IB)

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier:

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.