Course Registration No. SOC-720


    Part II: This is the second part of a two-part course, a continuation of the study started in Greek History I.




    Xenophon: The Expedition of Cyrus (Anabasis)

    • Author: Xenophon
    • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Oxford University Press, 2005, 2009. Print.
    • Translator: Robin Waterfield
    • ISBN: 0199555982        978-019955598
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    288 pages; Introduction, Bibliography, Chronology, Explanatory notes, Textual notes, Index of names.


    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. regularly has used copies available for 25-75% off the new price. 607 pages.


    Plutarch’s Lives, Volume 1 (Modern Library Classics)

    • Author: Plutarch
    • Publisher/Copyright: New York: Modern Library, 2001. Print.
    • Translator: John Dryden, Arthur Hugh Clough
    • ISBN: 0375756760        978-0375756764
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    816 pages.


    Great Dialogues of Plato

    • Author: Plato
    • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2008. Print.
    • Translator: W.H.D. Rouse
    • ISBN: 0451530853        978-0451530851
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    656 pages; Complete texts of "The Republic", "The Apology", "Crito", "Phaedo", "Ion", "Meno", and "Symposium".


    Cliff's Notes: Plato’s Republic [ORDER USED]

    • Author: Thomas Thornburg
    • Publisher/Copyright: Hoboken, NJ: Cliffs Notes, 2000. Print or online.
    • ISBN: 076458670X        978-0764586705
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    128 pages. Printed guide is currently out of print but is easy to find from used sources and can always be found online for free at


    Alexander of Macedon: Journey to World’s End [ORDER USED]

    • Author: Harold Lamb
    • Publisher/Copyright:
    • ISBN: 0523008775        978-0523008776
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    Doubleday; 1946; 386 pages; out of print - available in libraries and used bookstores only.






    Course Registration No. FA -726


    Designed as part of Greek Studies II, B Track.
    18-week course plan: An introduction to Greek drama starting with Aeschylus' Agamemnonand Prometheus Bound, Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Antigone, Euripides' Medeaand Hippolytus.  Selections from Plato and Aristotle give context to the final plays of the semester, Aristophanes' comedies The Clouds and The Frogs.  This is a one-semester course intended to be studied concurrently with Greek Literature II for Fine Arts credits.  Prior completion of Greek Literature I is required.




    Aeschylus: Oresteia (Oxford World's Classics)

    • Author: Aeschylus
    • Publisher/Copyright: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print.
    • Translator: Christopher Collard
    • ISBN: 019953781X        978-0199537815
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    Aeschylus II: The Suppliant Maidens, The Persians, Seven against Thebes, and Prometheus Bound

    • Author: Aeschylus
    • Publisher/Copyright: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. Print.
    • Translator: Seth G. Benardete, David Grene
    • ISBN: 0226307948        978-0226307947
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    Sophocles: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (Oxford World's Classics)

    • Author: Sophocles
    • Publisher/Copyright: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Print.
    • Translator: H.D.F. Kitto
    • ISBN: 0199537178        978-0199537174
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    192 pages


    Euripides: Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae (Focus Classical Library)

    • Author: Euripides
    • Publisher/Copyright: Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, R. Pullins & Company, Inc., 2004. Print.
    • Translator: Stephen Esposito, A.J. Podlecki, Michael R. Halleran
    • ISBN: 158510048X        978-1585100484
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    304 pages.


    Aristophanes: Four Plays by Aristophanes: The Birds; The Clouds; The Frogs; Lysistrata

    • Author: Aristophanes
    • Publisher/Copyright: : Plume, 1994. .
    • Translator: William Arrowsmith, Richmond Lattimore, and Douglass Parker
    • ISBN: 0452007178        978-0452007178
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    624 pages; Plume (November 1, 1984) May 1994 edition. 1st Meridian Printing


    Great Dialogues of Plato

    • Author: Plato
    • Publisher/Copyright: New York, NY: Signet Classics, 2008. Print.
    • Translator: W.H.D. Rouse
    • ISBN: 0451530853        978-0451530851
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    656 pages; Complete texts of "The Republic", "The Apology", "Crito", "Phaedo", "Ion", "Meno", and "Symposium".



    Philosophy 101 by Socrates: An Introduction to Philosophy Via Plato's Apology

    • Author: Peter Kreeft
    • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2002. Print.
    • ISBN: 0898709253        978-0898709254
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    100 Pages


    Teaching the Classics DVD and Workbook

    • Author: Adam Andrews and Missy Andrews
    • Publisher/Copyright: : The Center for Literary Education, 2017. Print and DVD.
    • ISBN: 0988898993        978-0988898998
    • Supplier: Rainbow Resource



    STAA Study Guide: Greek Studies II, B Track (Logic • Old Testament IIB • Greek History IIB • Greek Literature IIB • Greek Playwrights B)

    • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
    • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
    • ISBN: n/a        
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    Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.