Submitted by reecea on Wed, 2006-06-21 13:08.

Fall texts

Please acquire these specific editions and translations. We need to all be looking at the same words and pictures, on the same pages, when we discuss the books.


Homer, The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fagles (Penguin)
Greek Lyric: An Anthology in Translation (Hackett)
William R. Biers, The Archaeology of Greece 2nd edition (Cornell)
Aeschylus, The Oresteia, translated by Robert Fagles (Penguin)
J.J. Pollitt, Art and Experience in Classical Greece (Cambridge)
Euripides, Bacchae (in the Complete Greek Tragedies: Euripides V, translated by D. Grene, R. Lattimore, et al. [Chicago ])
Plato, Symposium, translated by Robin Waterfield (Oxford)
N. Spivey, Etruscan Art (Oxford)


S. Pomeroy, S. Burstein, W. Donlan, and J. Roberts, Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History (Oxford UP)


Be sure and buy the appropriate translations of both The Aeneid and The Inferno.  As in fall quarter, we all want to be reading and discussing the same words during seminar on these two classics.


The Aeneid, by Virgil, translated by Robert Fitzgerald

Roman Art and Architecture, by Mortimer Wheeler

The Divine Comedy: The Inferno, by Dante, translated by Allen Mandelbaum

The Italian Renaissance Reader, edited by Julia Bondanella and Mark Musa

Renaissance Florence: The Invention of a New Art, by A. Richard Turner

Brunelleschi's Dome, by Ross King

The Birth of Venus, by Sarah Dunant



There are only two texts which we will expect you to bring along to Europe.  These are:

1. The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony by Roberto Calasso

2. The Sixteen Pleasures by Robert Hellenga

To better appreciate your time in Greece (especially on Crete), we also strongly recommend that you buy and read the following book over the break, BEFORE you go to Greece: The King Must Die by Mary Renault.

Since it's a small paperback, you can, of course, also take this book along with you if you wish. 

Still another book that we highly recommend (but do not require) is  Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres.