Part II: This is the second part of a two-part course, a continuation of the study started in Roman Literature I.  18-week course plan: Plautus: the Pot of Gold and Other Plays (tr. E.F. Watling); The Comedy of Errors (William Shakespeare/Folger Shakespeare Library); Terence: The Comedies (tr. Peter Brown); Marcus Aurelius: Meditations (tr. Martin Hammond);  St. Augustine: City of God (tr. Etienne Gilson).



Basic information about the books and materials for this course follows; see your Academic Packet or STAA Study Guide for full ordering details and commentary about each resource.

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Semester 2: Roman Studies IIA Study Guide

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Student study guides and course plans for the second semester of the Roman Studies, A Track cycle. Designed to work in conjunction with STAA advisor support, our live classes, or the "Independent Study with Online Support" option, the STAA Study Guides include weekly reading plans, assignment directions, reflection topics, and gradebooks for the semester and help prepare students for the weekly, graded online quizzes. This guide includes multiple subjects. To further personalize your student's plan, single-subject study guides are available at

Plautus: The Pot of Gold and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

  • Author: Plautus
  • Publisher/Copyright: Penguin Classics, 1965. Print.
  • Translator: E.F. Watling
  • ISBN: 0140441492        978-0140441499
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272 pages

The Comedy of Errors (Folger Shakespeare Library)

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher/Copyright: Washington Square Press, 2004. Print.
  • ISBN: 0743484886        978-0743484886
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Terence : The Comedies

  • Author: Terence
  • Publisher/Copyright: Oxford University Press, USA, 2006. Print.
  • Translator: Peter Brown
  • ISBN: 0199556032        978-0199556038
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368 pages

Marcus Aurelius : Meditations

  • Author: Marcus Aurelius
  • Publisher/Copyright: Penguin Classics, 2006. Print.
  • Translator: Martin Hammond
  • ISBN: 0140449337        978-0140449334
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304 Pages

St. Augustine : City of God

  • Author: St. Augustine
  • Publisher/Copyright: Doubleday, 1958. Print.
  • Translator: Walsh, Zema, Monahan and Honan
  • ISBN: 0385029101        
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560 pages; Image; Abridged Ed edition (January 19, 1958); 22 books; index

STAA Student Zone

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There are online resources such as weekly reading quizzes, special downloads, advisor support through the Q & A forum, occasional slide shows or videos, and more for this course. To activate your student's online access, 1) submit the Course Registration form after your annual planning appointment, 2) register for the live class, or 3) register for the "Independent Study with Online Support Option." After completing one of the registration options, students (and teaching-parents) may use their usernames and passwords to sign into the member site. The STAA Student Zone is available each school year from August 1 to July 15.

Spring Live Class: Roman Literature IIA

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Small-group, advisor-led live online class for students in Grades 10 through 12 that meets every other academic week of the second semester. Advisor grading of assignments is also available for students registered for this live class.


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