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  • GREEK LITERATURE I (GL1-B)

    Course Registration No. LIT-723

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    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' Oresteiaand Prometheus Bound (or Euripides’ Hippolytus) and Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Antigone.

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


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

     

    OPTIONAL RESOURCE

    Bulfinch's Mythology (Modern Library Classics)

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

    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.

     

     

     


     

  • GREEK LITERATURE II (GL2-B)

    Course Registration No. LIT-724

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    Part II: This is the second part of a two-part course, a continuation of the study started in Greek Literature I.

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


    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 Amazon.com

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

     

    Herodotus: The Histories [Aubrey de Selincourt]

    • Author: Herodotus
    • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1996, 2003. Print.
    • Translator: Aubrey de Selincourt
    • ISBN: 0140449086        978-0140449082
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    Reissue edition 2003; 622 pgs.; 9 units; introductions, maps, outlines, timelines, endnotes, index.

     

    Homer : The Odyssey (Fagles)

    • Author: Homer
    • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Penguin Classics, 1996. Print.
    • Translator: Robert Fagles
    • ISBN: 0140268863        978-0140268867
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    560 pages.

     

    OPTIONAL RESOURCE

    Cliffs Notes: Homer’s Odyssey

    • Author: Stanley P. Baldwin
    • Publisher/Copyright: Hoboken, NJ: Cliffs Notes/Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2000. Print or online.
    • ISBN: 0764585991        978-0764585999
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    Also available online for free at http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study_guide/literature/the-odyssey.html.

     

    Aeschylus: Oresteia (Oxford World's Classics)

    • Author: Aeschylus
    • Publisher/Copyright: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print.
    • Translator: Christopher Collard
    • ISBN: 019953781X        978-0199537815
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    Euripides: Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae (Focus Classical Library)

    • Author: Euripides
    • Publisher/Copyright: Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, R. Pullins & Company, Inc., 2004. Print.
    • Translator: Stephen Esposito, A.J. Podlecki, Michael R. Halleran
    • ISBN: 158510048X        978-1585100484
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    304 pages.

     

    Sophocles: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (Oxford World's Classics)

    • Author: Sophocles
    • Publisher/Copyright: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.
    • Translator: H.D.F. Kitto
    • ISBN: 0199537178        978-0199537174
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    192 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 II, B Track (Logic • Old Testament IIB • Greek History IIB • Greek Literature IIB • Greek Playwrights B)

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

    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.

     

     

     


     

  • GREEK PLAYWRIGHTS (GPW-B)

    Course Registration No. FA -726

    COURSE OVERVIEW


    Designed as part of Greek Studies II, B Track.
    18-week course plan: An introduction to Greek drama starting with Aeschylus' Agamemnonand Prometheus Bound, Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Antigone, Euripides' Medeaand Hippolytus.  Selections from Plato and Aristotle give context to the final plays of the semester, Aristophanes' comedies The Clouds and The Frogs.  This is a one-semester course intended to be studied concurrently with Greek Literature II for Fine Arts credits.  Prior completion of Greek Literature I is required.

     

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS


    Aeschylus: Oresteia (Oxford World's Classics)

    • Author: Aeschylus
    • Publisher/Copyright: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print.
    • Translator: Christopher Collard
    • ISBN: 019953781X        978-0199537815
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    Aeschylus II: The Suppliant Maidens, The Persians, Seven against Thebes, and Prometheus Bound

    • Author: Aeschylus
    • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. Print.
    • Translator: Seth G. Benardete, David Grene
    • ISBN: 0226307948        978-0226307947
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    Sophocles: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (Oxford World's Classics)

    • Author: Sophocles
    • Publisher/Copyright: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.
    • Translator: H.D.F. Kitto
    • ISBN: 0199537178        978-0199537174
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    192 pages

     

    Euripides: Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae (Focus Classical Library)

    • Author: Euripides
    • Publisher/Copyright: Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, R. Pullins & Company, Inc., 2004. Print.
    • Translator: Stephen Esposito, A.J. Podlecki, Michael R. Halleran
    • ISBN: 158510048X        978-1585100484
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    304 pages.

     

    Aristophanes: Four Plays by Aristophanes: The Birds; The Clouds; The Frogs; Lysistrata

    • Author: Aristophanes
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Plume, 1994. .
    • Translator: William Arrowsmith, Richmond Lattimore, and Douglass Parker
    • ISBN: 0452007178        978-0452007178
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    624 pages; Plume (November 1, 1984) May 1994 edition. 1st Meridian Printing

     

    Great Dialogues of Plato

    • Author: Plato
    • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2008. Print.
    • Translator: W.H.D. Rouse
    • ISBN: 0451530853        978-0451530851
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    656 pages; Complete texts of "The Republic", "The Apology", "Crito", "Phaedo", "Ion", "Meno", and "Symposium".

     

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    Philosophy 101 by Socrates: An Introduction to Philosophy Via Plato's Apology

    • Author: Peter Kreeft
    • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2002. Print.
    • ISBN: 0898709253        978-0898709254
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    100 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 II, B Track (Logic • Old Testament IIB • Greek History IIB • Greek Literature IIB • Greek Playwrights B)

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

    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.