Great Books 2:
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First semester: Thucydides, ed. Robert B. Strassler, trans. Richard Crawley, The Landmark Thucydides (Touchstone Books, 1998; ISBN-10: 0684827905; ISBN-13: 978-0684827902); Plato: The Republic, trans. Benjamin Jowett, (Vintage Classics, 1991; ISBN-10: 0679733876; ISBN-13: 978-0679733874); Virgil, The Aeneid, trans. Robert Fitzgerald (Vintage Books, Reissue ed., 1990: ISBN-10: 0679729526; ISBN-13: 978-0679729525); Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics trans. W.D. Ross (free E-text posted on the Oxford website); also available in the compendium: Introduction to Aristotle, ed. Richard McKeon (Modern Library, Rep. ed., 1992: ISBN-10: 0679600272; ISBN-13: 978-0679600275): "used and new" through Amazon.com associates and in a new edition through the U. Chicago Press at http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/1618.ctl These books may be examined and/or purchased now online. Simply click on the blue title above.
Second semester: Aristotle: Physics, Metaphysics, & De Anima (free E-texts posted on the Oxford website); also available abridged in Introduction to Aristotle, ed. Richard McKeon (Modern Library, Rep. ed., 1992: ISBN-10: 0679600272; ISBN-13: 978-0679600275) "used and new" through Amazon.com associates and in a new edition through the U. Chicago Press at http://www.press.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/hfs.cgi/00/1618.ctl; Plutarch, Lives of Caesar and Cato the Younger (free E-texts posted on the Oxford website); Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome, trans. Michael Grant (Penguin Classics/Viking Press, Rev. ed., 1956: ISBN-10: 0140440607; ISBN-13: 978-0140440607); Theaetetus, trans. Benjamin Jowett (free E-text posted on the Oxford website); also available for purchase through Amazon.com: trans. R. A. Waterfield (Viking Press, 1987); Phaedrus, trans. Benjamin Jowett (free E-text posted on the Oxford website); also available for purchase through Amazon.com: Phaedrus trans. James Nichols (Cornell U. Press, 1998: ISBN-10: 0801485320; ISBN-13: 978-0801485329); Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, trans. W.E. Leonard (free E-text posted on the Oxford website); also available for purchase through Amazon.com: On the Nature of theUniverse trans. R.E. Latham (Penguin Classics, rev. ed., 1994; ISBN-10: 0140446109; ISBN-13: 0140446104). For those families who prefer purchasing their own 'hard copies' of the books (as opposed to using the free E-texts), Amazon.com lists numerous copies of most of these both books currently available from associated booksellers. The listed prices are very cheap, and they include many "new" and "like new" copies available.
Highly recommended reference texts for this course include: (1) the Concise Oxford Companion to Classic Literature, ed. M.C. Howatson & Ian Chilvers (Oxford U. Press, 1993; ISBN-10: 0192827081; ISBN-13: 978-0192827081); and (2) the Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece, by Robert Morkot (Penguin, 1997: ISBN-10: 0140513353; ISBN-13: 978-0140513356 ). These books may be examined and/or purchased online for an average discount of 20% off of the list price. Click on the blue titles above for a direct link to Amazon.com. For those who may have qualms about using amazon.com or other online booksellers, please allow me to reassure you. I have purchased literally hundreds of books through amazon (new & used) and other online booksellers over the past eight years, and I am 100% pleased with their service. I have never experienced a snag. However, if you prefer, you may want to check out your local used bookstores instead.