GREEK LITERATURE I (GL1-B)

Course Registration No. LIT-723

COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

     

    BOOKS AND MATERIALS

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    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.
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    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 (tr. Richmond 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 of 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.

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