GREEK HISTORY I (GH1-B)

Course Registration No. SOC-719

COURSE OVERVIEW

Greek History I & II, two-part, full year course.  Making of the West starts the journey off with a brief introduction to the empires of the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean. From there we begin our study of classical Greece with The Histories by Herodotus, an account of the Persian Wars and the Greek fight for freedom. We will spend the latter part of the semester with Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War. Thucydides describes the effects of empire and war on civilization as Athens and Sparta engage in a fierce struggle with each other for control of Greece.
       The second semester, which is optional, we spring into action with Xenophon’s lively account of the March of the Ten Thousand, followed by Plutarch’s celebrated studies of famous great Greek leaders, which we supplement with brief selections from Plato’s works. Finally, we look at the legacy of Alexander the Great.
 

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS

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    Christ the King, Lord of History: A Catholic World History from Ancient to Modern Times

    • Author: Anne Carroll
    • Publisher/Copyright: Rockford, IL: TAN Books, 1994. Print.
    • ISBN: 0895555034        978-0895555038
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    474 pages; 31 lessons; comprehension questions and projects ideas for each chapter; index. Grades 7 - 10. Used as the guiding narrative for many of the high school courses. Keep it in your home library until all of your children have graduated.

    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.

    The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to "The Peloponnesian War"

    • Author: Thucydides
    • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Free Press, 1996. Print.
    • Translator: Richard Crawley, edited by Robert Strassler
    • ISBN: 0684827905        978-0684827902
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    752 pages; 1st Edition, 1996.

    Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures: A Concise History: Volume I to 1740, 2nd Edition

    • Author: Lynn Hunt, et al.
    • Publisher/Copyright: Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006. Print.
    • ISBN: 0312439458        978-0312439453
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    ORDER BY ISBN NUMBER. "Making of the West" is a SECULAR, lower division college text that is used in St. Thomas Aquinas Academy's U.S. Studies IA, Greek Studies I & II, Roman Studies I & II, and European Studies I & II courses. Note that this is the CONCISE version of the textbook. While the page numbers will not line up exactly, the 3rd edition of the CONCISE version will work just as well as the 2nd edition of the CONCISE version. Amazon.com regularly has used copies available for 25-75% off the new price. 607 pages.

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