School of Humanities

Texts for undergraduate units

Prescribed texts for undergraduate units are listed.

Units and texts

GREE 1151, 1152, 2201, 2202


  • Joint Association of Classical Teachers, Reading Greek: I. Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises; II. Text (2nd edition: Cambridge 2007, 2 vols)



LATN 1151, 1152, 2201, 2202


  • Jones and Sidwell, Reading Latin: I. Text; II. Grammar, Vocabulary and Exercises
(Cambridge 1986, 2 vols)



  • Apuleius. The Metamorphoses Book 1, ed. Ruebel (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2000)
  • Virgil. Aeneid Book 2, ed. Austin (Oxford 1980)


  • B. Gildersleeve and G. Lodge, Latin Grammar (repr. Duckworth/Bristol Classical Press 1997)
  • W. Smith, Chambers Murray Latin-English Dictionary (repr. Chambers 1994)


  • Tacitus, Annals XIV, ed. E. C. Woodcock (Bristol, 1992).
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses IX-XII, ed. D. E. Hill (Warminster, 1999).

CLAH1101 From Myth to History

  • Homer, Iliad translated E. Rieu ed. P. Jones (Penguin)
  • Homer, Odyssey translated A. Cook (Norton)
  • Herodotus, Histories translated E. de Sélincourt (Penguin)

[Note: these translations are preferred, and will be used for examinations]

  • Morkot, R., The Penguin Atlas of Ancient Greece (Penguin)

CLAH1102 Julians and Julio-Claudians

  • Goodman, M. (1999) The Roman World, 44 BC - AD 180, London (Routledge)
  • Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome, trans. M. Grant (Penguin), pb.
  • Suetonius, The Twelve Caesars, trans. R. Graves (Penguin), pb.
  • Kennedy, D. L. et al. (2008) CLAH1102 Julians and Julio-Claudians, Unit Notes

CLAH1103 Glory and Grandeur

  • Kennedy, D. L. et al. (2009) CLAH1103 Glory and Grandeur, Unit Notes
  • Morkot, R (1996) The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece, London (Penguin)
  • Scarre, C. (1995) The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome, London (Penguin)
  • Woolf, G. Cambridge illustrated history of the Roman world, (Cambridge 2003)
  • Levi. Atlas of the Greek world (ISBN 9780871964489)
  • Cornell, T. and Mathews, J. Atlas of the Roman World (Oxford 1982)(ISBN 9780871966520)
  • Recommended Reading: Le Glay, M., et al, A History of Rome (4th Edition; UK, 2009)

CLAH1111 Myth: From Creation to Death

  • Sourcebook (available from the Co-op Bookshop from July)
  • P. Grimal, The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, paperback (Oxford 1996)
  • F. Graf, Greek Mythology: an introduction (Baltimore 1996)
  • K. Dowden, The Uses of Greek Mythology, paperback (London 1992)
  • G.S. Kirk, The Nature of Greek Myths (Harmondsworth 1974)
  • (Please note: this book is currently out of print and will not be available for purchase in the Co-op Bookshop. A copy will be placed in the Closed Reserve collection of the Reid Library)
  • G.S. Kirk, Myth: its Meaning and Function in Ancient and Other Cultures (Cambridge 1970)

CLAH2204 Roman Archaeology

CLAH2212 Age of Alexander the Great

CLAH2222 Foundation of the Roman Empire

CLAH2281 Classical Greek Theatre

  • Aeschylus, The Oresteia, translated by Robert Fagles (Penguin Classics)
  • Sophocles, The Theban Plays, translated by Robert Fagles (Penguin Classics)
  • Euripides, Ten Plays, translated by Paul Roche (Signet Classics)

CLAH2292 Roman Art and Architecture