School of Humanities

Texts for undergraduate units

Prescribed texts for undergraduate units are listed.

Units and texts

GREE 1151, 1152, 2201, 2202

Required:

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

GREE3301

GREE3302

LATN 1151, 1152, 2201, 2202

Required:

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

LATN3301

Required:

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

Recommended:

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

LATN3302

  • 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

Required:
  • 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.
Recommended:
  • Kennedy, D. L. et al. (2008) CLAH1102 Julians and Julio-Claudians, Unit Notes

CLAH1103 Glory and Grandeur

Required:
  • 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

Required:
  • 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)
Recommended:
  • 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

Required:
  • 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