Year 1: Greece and Rome

Semester 1: Greece

[Greece was] the first of civilized nations [which] presented examples of what man should be.

—Thomas Jefferson to A. Coray, 1823. ME 15:481

Fall 2018 (Aug 20-Dec 13): Greece

Week 1 (Aug 20-Aug 24): Homer (Poetry)

Homer, The Iliad (549 pp. of verse)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. I

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap I

Week 2 (Aug 27-Aug 31): Homer (Poetry)

Homer, The Odyssey (481 pp. of verse)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. II

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap II

Week 3 (Sep 3-Sep 7): Sophocles (Poetry)

Sophocles, The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone (253 pp. of dialogue)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. III

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap III

Week 4 (Sep 10-Sep 14): Herodotus (History)

Herodotus, The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories (721 pp. of prose, including figures, footnotes, and maps)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. IV

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap IV

Week 5 (Sep 17-Sep 21): Herodotus (History)

Herodotus, The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories (721 pp. of prose, including figures, footnotes, and maps)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. V

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap V

Week 6 (Sep 24-Sep 28): Thucydides (History)

Thucydides, The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War (548 pp. of prose, including figures, footnotes, and maps)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. VI

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap VI

Week 7 (Oct 1-Oct 5): Thucydides (History)

Thucydides, The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War (548 pp. of prose, including figures, footnotes, and maps)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. VII

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap VII

Week 8 (Oct 8-Oct 12): Xenophon (History)

Xenophon, The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika (316 pp. of prose, including figures, footnotes, and maps)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. VIII

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap VIII

Week 9 (Oct 15-Oct 19): Plato (Morality)

Plato, Euthyphro in Plato: Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo (Hackett Classics) (pp. 1-20) (20 pp.)

Plato, Apology in Plato: Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo (Hackett Classics) (pp. 21-44) (23 pp.)

Plato, Crito in Plato: Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo (Hackett Classics) (pp. 45-57) (12 pp.)

Plato, Plato: Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo (Hackett Classics) (pp. 93-154) (61 pp.)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. IX

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap IX

Week 10 (Oct 22-Oct 26): Plato (Morality)

Plato, Republic (Hackett Classics) (292 pp. of dialogue)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. X

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap X

Week 11 (Oct 29-Nov 2): Aristotle (Morality)

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics in The Basic Works of Aristotle (Modern Library Classics) (pp. 935-1126) (191 pp.)

Aristotle, Politics in The Basic Works of Aristotle (Modern Library Classics) (pp. 1127-1324) (197 pp.)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. XI

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap XI

Week 12 (Nov 5-Nov 9): Aristotle (Rhetoric and Poetry)

Aristotle, Rhetoric in The Basic Works of Aristotle (Modern Library Classics) (pp. 1325-1454) (129 pp.)

Aristotle, Poetics in The Basic Works of Aristotle (Modern Library Classics) (pp. 1455-1487) (32 pp.)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. XII

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap XII

Week 13 (Nov 12-Nov 16): Plutarch (History)

Plutarch, “Alexander” in Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2 (Modern Library Classics) (pp. 139-199) (60 pp. of prose)

Quintus Curtius, The History of Alexander (Penguin Classics) (240 pp.)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. XIII

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap XIII

Week 14 (Nov 19-23): Thanksgiving Holidays

Thanksgiving Holidays

Week 15 (Nov 26-Nov 30): Arrian (History)

Arrian, The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander (158 pp.)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. XIV

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap XIV

Week 16 (Dec 3-Dec 7): Arrian (History)

Arrian, The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander (158 pp.)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. XV

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap XV

Week 17 (Dec 10-Dec 14): Final Exams

Final Exams

Year 1: Greece and Rome

Semester 2: Rome

Finding myself useless for this age, I throw myself back upon that other, and am so bewitched by it that the state of that ancient Rome, free, just, and flourishing (for I love neither her birth nor her old age), interests me passionately.

—Montaigne, Essays

Year 2: Rome

Year 2, Semester 1: The Roman Republic

Week 1 (Jan 7-Jan 11): Virgil (Poetry)

The Aeneid by Vergil (Author), Sarah Ruden (Translator) (pp. 1-295) (295 pp.) 

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. XVI

Week 2 (Jan 14-Jan 18): Livy (History)

The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five (Oxford World's Classics) (Bks. 1-5) by Livy and T. J. Luce (pp. 1-342) (342 pp.)

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap XVI

Week 3 (Jan 21-Jan 25): Livy (History)

The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five (Oxford World's Classics) (Bks. 1-5) by Livy and T. J. Luce (pp. 1-342) (342 pp.)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. XVII

Week 4 (Jan 28-Feb 1): Livy (History)

Rome's Italian Wars: Books 6-10 (Oxford World's Classics) by J. C. Yardley and Dexter Hoyos (pp. 3-288) (285 pp.)

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap XVII

Week 5 (Feb 4-Feb 8): Plutarch (History)

Plutarch's Lives Volume 1 (Modern Library Classics) by Plutarch  (Author), Arthur Hugh Clough (Editor), John Dryden (Translator)

Romulus (Vol. 1, pp. 25-49) (24 pp.)

Numa (Vol. 1, pp. 81-101) (20 pp.)

Coriolanus (Vol. 1, pp. 291-321) (30 pp.)

Poplicola (Vol. 1, pp. 129-143) (14 pp.)

Camillus (Vol. 1, pp. 170-200) (30 pp.)

Fabius Maximus (Vol. 1, pp. 235-256) (21 pp.)

P. Aemilius (Vol. 1, pp. 356-383) (27 pp.)

Marcellus (Vol. 1, pp. 408-431) (23 pp.)

M. Cato (Vol. 1, pp. 457-479) (22 pp.)

Flaminius (Vol. 1, pp. 499-517) (18 pp.)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. XVIII

Week 6 (Feb 11-Feb 15): Polybius (History)

The Histories (Oxford World's Classics) by Polybius  (Author), Robin Waterfield  (Author), Brian McGing (Author) (pp. 3-447) (444 pp.)

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap XVIII

Week 7 (Feb 18-Feb 22): Polybius (History)

The Histories (Oxford World's Classics) by Polybius (Author), Robin Waterfield  (Author), Brian McGing (Author) (pp. 3-447) (444 pp.)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. XIX

Week 8 (Feb 25-Mar 1): Sallust (History)

Catiline's Conspiracy, The Jugurthine War, Histories (Oxford World's Classics) by Sallust  (Author), William W. Batstone (Author) (pp. 3-155) (152 pp.)

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap XIX

Week 9 (Mar 4-Mar 8): Plutarch (History)

Plutarch's Lives Volume 1 (Modern Library Classics) by Plutarch (Author), Arthur Hugh Clough (Editor), John Dryden (Translator),

Marius (pp. 549-584) (35 pp.)

Sulla (607-638) (31 pp.)

Lucullus (600-695) (95 pp.)

Crassus (pp. 724-751) (27 pp.)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. XX

Week 10 (Mar 11-Mar 15): Plutarch (History)

Plutarch's Lives Volume 1 (Modern Library Classics) by Plutarch  (Author), Arthur Hugh Clough (Editor), John Dryden (Translator),

Sertorius (Vol. 2, pp. 1-22) (22 pp.)

Cato (Vol. 2, pp. 270-317) (47 pp.)

Cicero (Vol. 2, pp. 408-441) (33 pp.)

Brutus (Vol. 2, pp. 572-609) (37 pp.)

Antonius (Vol. 2, pp. 481-534) (53 pp.)

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap XX

Week 11 (Mar 18-Mar 23): Spring Break

Spring Break

Week 12 (Mar 25-Mar 29): Caesar (History)

The Gallic War: Seven Commentaries on The Gallic War with an Eighth Commentary by Aulus Hirtius (Oxford World's Classics) (pp. 1-245) (245 pp.) 

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. XXI

Week 13 (Apr 1-Apr 5): Cicero (Rhetoric)

How to Win an Argument: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion (Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers) by Marcus Tullius Cicero (Author), James M. May (Translator) (pp. 1-288) (144 pp.)

How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians by Quintus Tullius Cicero (Author), Philip Freeman (Translator) (pp. 1-128) (64 pp.)

Week 14 (Apr 8-Apr 12): Cicero (Morality)

How to Run a Country: An Ancient Guide for Modern Leaders (Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers) by Marcus Tullius Cicero  (Author), Philip Freeman  (Translator) (pp. 1-152) (76 pp.)

How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship (Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers) by Marcus Tullius Cicero (Author), Philip Freeman  (Translator, Introduction) (pp.1-208) (104 pp.)

How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life (Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers) by Marcus Tullius Cicero (Author), Philip Freeman  (Translator, Introduction) (pp. 1-216) (108 pp.)

Week 15 (Apr 15-Apr 19): Caesar (History)

The Civil War (Oxford World's Classics) by Julius Caesar (Author), J. M. Carter (Translator) (pp. 1-270) ( 270 pp.)

Exercitia Latina I: Exercises for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina) (Pt. 1, No. 1) Cap XXI

Week 16 (Apr 22-Apr 26): Lucretius (Morality)

On the Nature of the Universe (Oxford World's Classics) by Lucretius (Author), Ronald Melville (Translator), Don Fowler (Introduction), Peta Fowler (Introduction) (pp. 1-217) (217 pp.)

Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Pars I: Familia Romana Cap. XXII

Week 17 (Apr 29-May 3): Final Exams

Final Exams

Year 2, Semester 2: The Roman Empire

Week 1 (Aug 26-30): Course Introduction

Course Introduction

Week 2 (Sep 2-6): Ovid (Poetry)

Metamorphoses (Oxford World’s Classics) by Ovid (Author), A. D. Melville (Translator), E. J. Kenney (Introduction) (pp. 1-381) (381 pp.)

Week 3 (Sep 9-13): Suetonius (History)

Lives of the Caesars (Oxford World’s Classics) by Suetonius (Author), Catharine Edwards (Translator) (pp. 1-295) (295 pp.)

Week 4 (Sep 16-20): Tacitus (History)

The Annals: The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero (Oxford World’s Classics) 1st Edition by Cornelius Tacitus  (Author), Anthony A. Barrett (Author), J. C. Yardley (Translator) (pp. 1-394) (394 pp.)

Week 5 (Sep 23-27): Tacitus (History)

The Annals: The Reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero (Oxford World’s Classics) 1st Edition by Cornelius Tacitus  (Author), Anthony A. Barrett (Author), J. C. Yardley (Translator) (pp. 1-394) (394 pp.)

Week 6 (Sep 30-Oct 4): Seneca (Morality)

How to Keep Your Cool: An Ancient Guide to Anger Management (Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers) by Seneca (Author), James S. Romm (Translator, Introduction) (pp. 1-240) (120 pp.)

On the Shortness of Life: Life Is Long if You Know How to Use It (Penguin Great Ideas) by Seneca (Author), C. D. N. Costa (Translator) (pp. 1-105) (105 pp.)

How to Die: An Ancient Guide to the End of Life (Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers) by Seneca (Author), James S. Romm (Editor, Introduction) (pp. 1-256) (128 pp.)

Week 7 (Oct 7-11): Tacitus (History)

The Histories (Oxford World’s Classics) by Tacitus (Author), W. H. Fyfe (Author), D. S. Levene (Editor) (pp. 1-250) (250 pp.)

Week 8 (Oct 14-18): Quintilian (Rhetoric)

Ancient Rhetoric: From Aristotle to Philostratus (Penguin Classics) by Thomas Habinek (Editor) (305 pp.)

Week 9 (Oct 21-25): Epictetus (Morality)

How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life (Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers) by Epictetus (Author), Anthony Long (Translator, Introduction) (pp. 1-232) (116 pp.)

Week 10 (Oct 28-Nov 1): Marcus Aurelius (Morality)

Meditations: with selected correspondence (Oxford World’s Classics) by Marcus Aurelius (Author), Robin Hard (Author), Christopher Gill (Author) (pp. 1-122) (122 pp.)

Week 11 (Nov 4-8): Plotinus (Morality)

The Essential Plotinus (Hackett Classics) by Plotinus (Author), Elmer O’Brien S.J. (Translator) (pp. 33-175/215) (142/182 pp.)

Week 12 (Nov 11-15): Eusebius (History/Morality)

The Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine by Eusebius Pamphilus (Author), Aeterna Press (Producer) (pp. 1-270) (270 pp.)

Week 13 (Nov 18-22): Eusebius (History)

An Ecclesiastical History to the 20th Year of the Reign of Constantine by Eusebius (pp. 1-384) (384 pp.)

Week 14 (Nov 25-29): Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Week 15 (Dec 2-6): Eusebius (History)

An Ecclesiastical History to the 20th Year of the Reign of Constantine (Illustrated) by Eusebius (pp. 1-384) (384 pp.)

Week 16 (Dec 9-13): Augustine (Morality)

The Essential Augustine by Saint Augustine of Hippo (Author), Vernon J. Bourke (Editor) (268 pp.)

Week 17 (Dec 16-20): Final Exams

Final Exams

Year 3: The Middle Ages

Semester 1: The Early Middle Ages

“Our use of phrase ‘The Dark Ages’ to cover the period from 699 to 1,000 marks our undue concentration on Western Europe. . . .  From India to Spain, the brilliant civilization of Islam flourished. What was lost to Christendom at this time was not lost to civilization, but quite the contrary. . . .  To us it seems that West-European civilization is civilization, but this is a narrow view.”

Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy

Year 3: The Middle Ages

Year 3, Semester 1: The Early Middle Ages

Week 1 (Jan 20-24): Ibn Khaldun (801-873) (History)

Ibn Khaldun, The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History Translated by Franz Rosenthal, Princeton University Press (pp. 3-230) (227 pp.) List Price: $24.95 ISBN-10: 9780691166285 

Week 2 (Jan 27-31): Ibn Khaldun (801-873) (History)

Ibn Khaldun, The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History Translated by Franz Rosenthal, Princeton University Press (pp. 230-459) (229 pp.) List Price: $24.95 ISBN-10: 9780691166285 

Week 3 (Feb 3-7): Theophanes (602-813) and Einhard (770-840) and Notker the Stammerer (840-912) (History)

Theophanes, The Chronicle of Theophanes: Anni mundi 6095-6305 (A.D. 602-813) (The Middle Ages Series) by Harry Turtledove (Translator) (181 pp.) List Price: $26.50 ISBN-10: 0812211286

Einhard and Notker the Stammerer Two Lives of Charlemagne (Penguin Classics) by Einhard  (Author) and Notker the Stammerer (116 pp.) List Price: $16.00 ISBN-10: 9780140455052 ISBN-13: 978-0140455052

Week 4 (Feb 10-14): Alkindus (801-873) and Avenassar (870-950) (Morality)

Alkindus, “On Dispelling Sorrows” (pp. 245-248) (3 pp.), “Letter on the Method of How to Dispel Sorrows” (pp. 249-266) (17 pp.), “The Sayings of Socrates” (pp. 267-272) (5 pp.) in The Philosophical Works of al-Kindi (Studies in Islamic Philosophy) by Peter E. Pormann (Editor), Peter Adamson (Editor) (25 pp.) List Price: $75.00 DO NOT BUY

Avenassar, “The Attainment of Happiness,” (pp. 13-50) (38 pp.) in Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle (Agora Editions) by Alfarabi (Author), Muhsin Mahdi  (Translator), Charles E. Butterworth (Foreword), Thomas L. Pangle (Foreword) (38 pp.) List Price: $21.00 DO NOT BUY

Week 5 (Feb 17-21): Avenassar (870-950) (Morality)

Avenassar, On the Perfect State by (Author), Richard Walzer (Translator) (pp. 39-329) (145 pp.) List Price: $79.50 ISBN-10: 1871031761

Week 6 (Feb 24-28): Yahya Ibn Adi (893-974) and Avicenna (980-1037) (Morality)

Yahya Ibn Adi, Reformation of Morals: A Parallel English-Arabic text by Sidney H. Griffith, Translator, (50 pp.) List Price: $29.95 ISBN-10: 9780934893695

Avicenna, “Essay on the Secret of Destiny” in Reason and Tradition in Islamic Ethics by George F. Hourani (Author) (pp. 229-231) (3 pp.) List Price: $47.99 DO NOT BUY

Week 7: (Mar 2-6):  Brethren of Purity (10th century) (Morality)

Brethren of Purity, The Case of the Animals versus Man Before the King of the Jinn: An English Translation of Epistle 22 by Lenn E.Goodman (Editor), Richard McGregor  (Editor) (256 pp.) List Price: $33.95 ISBN-10: 0199642516

Week 8: (March 9-13): Anonymous  (975-1010) (Poetry)

Anonymous, Beowulf by Steven Mitchell (Translator), (208 pp.) List Price: $26.00 ISBN-10: 9780300228885

Week 9 (Mar 16-20): Avicebron (1021-1058) (Poetry)

Avicebron, Vulture in a Cage: Poems by Solomon Ibn Gabirol by Solomon Ibn Gabirol and Raymond P. Scheindlin (pp.) ( pp.) List Price: $18.00 ISBN-10: 0914671553

Week 10 (Mar 23-27): Algazel (1058-1111) (Morality)

Algazel, The Alchemy of Happiness (Sources and Studies in World History) by Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali (Author), Elton D. Daniel (Author), Claud Field (Author) List Price: $54.95 ISBN-10: 156324005X

Week 11 (Mar 30- April 3): Peter Abelard (1079-1142) and Heloise (1090-1164) (History)

Abelard and Heloise, The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Penguin Classics) by Peter Abelard  (Author), Heloise (Author), Michael Clanchy (Editor, Introduction), Betty Radice (Translator) List (pp. 3-245) (242 pp.) Price: $17.00 ISBN-10: 0140448993

Week 12 (April 6-10): Anna Komnene (1083-1153) (History)

Anna Komnene, The Alexiad (Penguin Classics) by Anna Komnene (Author), Peter Frankopan (Editor, Introduction), E. R. A. Sewter (Translator) (3-236 pp.) (233 pp.) List Price: $21.00 ISBN-10: 0140455272

Week 13 (April 13-17): Spring Break

Spring Break

Week 14 (April 20-24): Anna Komnene  (1083-1153) (History)

Anna Komnene, The Alexiad (Penguin Classics) by Anna Komnene (Author), Peter Frankopan (Editor, Introduction), E. R. A. Sewter (Translator) (237-473 pp.) (236 pp.) List Price: $21.00 ISBN-10: 0140455272

Week 15 (April 27-May 1): John of Salisbury (1110-1180) (Morality)

John of Salisbury, John of Salisbury: Policraticus (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) by Cary J. Nederman (231 pp.) List Price: $36.99 ISBN-10: 0521367018

Week 16 (May 4-May 8): Averroes (1123-1198) (Morality)

Averroes, Averroes on Plato’s “Republic” (Agora Editions) by Averroes (Author), Ralph Lerner (Translator) (pp. 3-149) (146 pp.) List Price $19.95 ISBN-10: 080148975X

Averroes, Decisive Treatise and Epistle Dedicatory (Brigham Young University - Islamic Translation Series) by Averroës  (Author), Charles E. Butterworth (Translator) (pp. 1-46) (23 pp.) List Price $24.95 ISBN-10: 9780842524797

Week 17 (May 11-15): Final Examsf

Final Exams

Year 3: The Middle Ages

Semester 2: The High and Late Middle Ages

 

Year 3: The Middle Ages

Year 3, Semester 2: The High and Late Middle Ages

Week 1 (Aug 24-28): Avenassar (870-950), Avicenna (980-1037), Averroes (1123-1198) (Rhetoric)

Avenassar, Avicenna, and Averroes, Three Arabic Treatises on Aristotle’s Rhetoric: The Commentaries of Al-Farabi, Avicenna, and Averroes, (175 pp.) List Price: $40.00 ISBN-10: 9780809334131

Week 2 (Aug 31-Sep 4): Anonymous (c. 1040) (Poetry)

Anonymous, The Song of Roland (Hackett Classics) by John DuVal (Author), David Staines (Introduction) (pp. 1-112) (112  pp.) List Price: $12.00 ISBN-10: 1603848509

Week 3 (Sep 7-11): Farid Ud-Din Attar (1145-1221) (Poetry)

Farid Ud-Din Attar, The Conference of the Birds (Penguin Classics) by Farid ud-Din Attar, Afkham Darbandi, et al. (262 pp) List Price: $16.00 ISBN-10: 9780140444346

Week 4 (Sep 14-18): Marco Polo (1154-1224) (History)

Marco Polo, The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo and Ronald Latham (pp. 33-193) (160 pp.)  List Price: $17.00 ISBN-10: 0140440577

Week 5 (Sep 21-25): Marco Polo (1154-1224) (History)

Marco Polo, The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo and Ronald Latham (pp. 194-345) (151 pp.) List Price: $17.00 ISBN-10: 0140440577

Week 6 (Sep 28-Oct 2): Maimonides (1138–1204) (Morality)

Maimonides, Ethical Writings of Maimonides by Maimonides (Author) (208 pp.) List Price: $10.99 ISBN-10: 0486245225

Week 7 (Oct 5-9): Ibn Arabi (1165-1240) and Rumi (1207-1273) (Poetry)

Ibn Arabi, Bewildered: Love Poems from Translation of Desires by Muhyiddin Ibn Al-'Arabi (Author), Michael Sells (Translator) (80 pp.) List Price: $18.00

Rumi, The Love Poems of Rumi by Nader Khalili (Translator) (123 pp.) List Price: $15.00 ISBN-10: 1577151186

Week 8 (Oct 12-16): Anonymous (c. 1200) (Poetry)

Anonymous, The Song of the Cid (Penguin Classics) A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text (Spanish) Bilingual Edition by Anonymous (Author), Maria Rosa Menocal  (Editor, Introduction), Burton Raffel (Translator) (124 pp.) List Price: $18.00 ISBN-10: 0143105655

Week 9 (Oct 19-23): Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) (Morality)

Thomas Aquinas, Treatise on Law (Hackett Classics) UK ed. Edition by Thomas Aquinas (Author), Richard J. Regan S. J. (Translator) (128 pp.) List Price: $14.00 ISBN-10: 0872205487

Week 10 (Oct 26-30): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) (Rhetoric)

Dante, Vita Nuova (Oxford World's Classics) by Dante Alighieri  (Author), Mark Musa (Translator) (84 pp.) List Price: $10.95 ISBN-10: 0199540659

Dante, Dante: De Vulgari Eloquentia (Cambridge Medieval Classics) by Botterill (Author) (136 pp.) List Price: $34.99 ISBN-10: 0521409233

Week 11 (Nov 2-6): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) (Poetry)

Dante, The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno (Pt. 1) (English and Italian Edition) by Dante Alighieri  (Author), Robin Kirkpatrick (Editor, Translator, Introduction, Commentary), Giorgio Petrocchi (Editor) (pp. 3-313) (155 pp.) List Price: $17.00 ISBN-10: 0954113284

Week 12 (Nov 9-13): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) (Poetry)

Dante, Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri (Author), Robin Kirkpatrick (Editor, Translator, Introduction, Commentary) (592 pp.) List Price: $19.00 ISBN-10: 0140448969

Week 13 (Nov 16-20): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) (Poetry)

Dante, The Divine Comedy: Volume 3: Paradiso (v. 3) by Dante Alighieri (Author), Robin Kirkpatrick (Editor, Translator, Introduction, Commentary) (496 pp.) List Price: $17.00 ISBN-10: 0140448977

Week 14 (Nov 23-27) Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Week 15 (Nov 30- Dec 4): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) (Morality)

Dante, Dante: Monarchy (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) by Prue Shaw (Editor) List Price: $27.99 ISBN-10: 0521567815

Week 16 (Dec 7-11): Ibn Battuta (1304-1369) (History)

Ibn Battuta, The Travels of Ibn Battutah New Ed Edition by Ibn Battutah (Author), Tim Mackintosh-Smith (Editor) (243 pp.) List Price: $17.95 ISBN-10: 0330418793

Week 17 (Dec 14-18) Finals

Finals

Year 4: The Renaissance

Semester 1: The Proto and Early Renaissance

A revolution was necessary to bring men back to common sense, and it finally came from a quarter where one would least expect it. It was the stupid Muslim, the eternal blight on learning, who brought about its rebirth among us. The collapse of the throne of Constantine carried into Italy the debris of ancient Greece.

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Arts and Science

Year 4: The Renaissance

Semester 2: The High and Late Renaissance

 

Year 5: The Enlightenment and the American Founding

Semester 1: The Enlightenment

Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," is therefore the motto of the enlightenment.

—Immanuel Kant, “What Is Enlightenment?”

Year 5: The Enlightenment and the American Founding

Semester 2: The American Founding

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

—Thomas Jefferson