Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fall 2012 Course Textbooks

I'm a book addict. I admit it. This probably explains the level of enjoyment I attain from selecting textbooks for my courses. In the fall I'll be teaching three courses here at the U of U and for those students who like to shop around, or just know far in advance, these are the primary texts I'll be using in my courses. We will also make use of some other resources on-line and at the library, but these will make up the bulk of our reading assignments. 

CL CV 1550-060 :: Classical Mythology 
Classical Mythology: Images & Insights, 6th edition 
By S. Harris & G. Platzner 
Published by McGraw-Hill, 2011 
ISBN 978-0073407524 

CL CV 2780-001 :: Graeco-Roman Sport as Religion & Culture 
Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World 
By D.G. Kyle 
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2006 
ISBN 978-0631229711 

The Roman Games: A Sourcebook 
By A. Futrell Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2006 
ISBN 978-1405115698 

Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources, 3rd ed. rev. 
By S.G. Miller 
Published by University of California Press, 2004 
ISBN 978-0520241541 

LATIN 3610/4610-001 :: Third & Fourth Year Prose 
Suetonius: Divus Augustus 
Edited by J. Clark 
Published by Bristol Classical Texts, 1991 
ISBN 9780906515556 

Res Gestae Divi Augusti 
Edited by R. Wallace 
Published by Bolchazy-Carducci, 2000 
ISBN 9780906515556 

Suetonius: The Twelve Caesars 
Translated by R. Graves; revised by J. Rives 
Published by Penguin Classics, 2007 
ISBN 9780140455168 [The Oxford edition would be fine as well] 

For upper level Latin I also recommend buying a good Latin dictionary and grammar. I typically recommend C. Lewis' An Elementary Latin Dictionary from Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199102051 and A. Mahoney's revised edition of Allen & Greenough's New Latin Grammar from Focus Publishing, ISBN 9781585100422. 

There are, however, a number of apps now available through iTunes for iPods, iPads and iPhones that provide good dictionary and grammar resources at a much lower price and in a much more portable form. I'll be doing a post on these in the next week or so. 

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