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Sem 1 2022 Textbooks & Readers

ORIENTATION

Semester 1 2022

Please see below for a list of textbooks required for each unit.

Most units also require a unit reader. Readers cost $15-45 each and will be available for purchase at the start of the semester.

A limited number of book grants are available for undergraduate students halfway through the year. Please keep an eye on your student email for further details from the Associate Dean of Studies at this time.

HIS101: Western Societies from Antiquity to the Present
TBA

HIS203: Early Church and Roman Empire

  • Warren H. Carroll, A History of Christendom, Vol.1, The Founding of Christendom, Front Royal, VA.: Christendom Press, 2004
  • Warren H. Carroll, A History of Christendom, Vol.2, The Building of Christendom, Front Royal, VA.: Christendom Press, 1987

HIS303: Humanists and Reformers
TBA

HIS304: Enlightenment Europe and the Creation of the Modern World

  • Ian Davidson, The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny (Pegasus Books, 2018)
  • Isaac Kramner, ed. The Portable Enlightenment Reader (Penguin Books, 1996)

LIT101: Composition and Literature

  • Homer. The Odyssey. Trans. Emily Wilson. Norton. ISBN: 9780393356250
  • Euripides. Iphigeneia at Aulis. Trans. W.S. Merwin. Oxford. ISBN: 9780195077094
  • Euripides. Medea. Trans. Robin Robertson. Vintage Classics. ISBN: 978009951177-9
  • Sophocles. Antigone. Trans. Richard Emil Braun. Oxford. ISBN: 9780195061673
  • Aristophanes. Lysistrata and other Plays. Penguin Classics. ‎ ISBN: 9780140448146
  • Plato. The Last Days of Socrates. Penguin Classics. ISBN: 9780140455496

LIT201: Literature of the Western World: Medieval and Renaissance

  • Dante, Inferno (trans. Robin Kirkpatrick). Penguin Classics, 2013. ISBN:  9780141393544
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales (trans. David Wright). Oxford, 2011. ISBN: 9780199599028
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (trans. Simon Armitage). London: Faber and Faber, 2008. ISBN: 9780571223282
  • Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. London: Penguin, 2015. ISBN: 9780141396507
  • Shakespeare, William. King Lear. London: Penguin, 2015. ISBN: 9780141396460
  • LIT201 Unit Reader

LIT301: Search for Meaning
TBA

LIT302: Australian Literature
TBA

PHI101: Introduction to Philosophy
No textbook required

PHI201: Medieval Philosophy

  • Edward Feser, Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction (Heusenstamm: Editiones Scholasticae, 2014)

PHI301: Modern Philosophy
No textbook required

PHI303: Philosophy of Language
No textbook required

THE101: Theological Foundations of Christian Culture
No textbook required

THE201: Sacramental Theology
No textbook required

THE301: Theology of the Post-Conciliar Era
No textbook required

THE303: Moral and Sexual Integrity
No textbook required

SCI303: History and Philosophy of Science

  • Peter Godfrey-Smith, Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science, Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, 2003.
  • Thomas Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Fourth Edition, Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, 2012.

SCI305: Human Biology I
No textbook required

LAN101: Classical Latin I

  • Sharpley, G.D.A. The Complete Latin Course, 2nd Edition, Routledge, Oxford, 2014

LAN203: Classical Latin III

  • Sharpley, G.D.A. The Complete Latin Course, 2nd Edition, Routledge, Oxford, 2014

LAN301: Language and Culture in Late Republican Rome

  • If you are reading an ancient text for the first time, the best translation is the one which engages your attention.  Guidance on specific translations has already been given. Please contact your lecturer for more information.
  • CICERO, Pro Caelio (collected in: Cicero, Defence Speeches (tr. Berry) (Oxford)
  • LUCRETIUS, On the Nature of the Universe
  • SALLUST, Conspiracy of Catiline (most translations of Sallust contain all his surviving works)

In preparation for LAN302/LAN305 you should read

  • VIRGIL, The Aeneid
  • LIVY, Ab Urbe Condita I-V (published as The Early History of Rome by Penguin)
  • AUGUSTINE, The Confessions (LAN302 only)

In addition a deep familiarity with the Book of Psalms—as well as the New Testament—in Latin or English, will be helpful for reading the Latin text of the Church Fathers.

GRE101: Classical Greek I

  • Donald J. Mastronarde, Introduction to Attic Greek (second edition) University of California Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780520275713 (Please note that you must have a copy of the second edition.)
  • The dictionary of Classical Greek recommended for this course is: James Morwood and John Taylor (eds.), Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University, 2002

Note that a different dictionary will be recommended for later courses in Greek, although Morwood & Taylor is still useful as a quick reference.

It is necessary that you possess a copy of the textbook but you do not need to own any dictionary.

GRE201: Classical Greek III

  • Donald J. Mastronarde, Introduction to Attic Greek (second edition) University of California Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780520275713 (Please note that you must have a copy of the second edition.)

Students wishing to pursue study in Greek further may like to consider acquiring the full size “LSJ”: Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, revised by Sir Henry Stuart Jones, Roderick Mackenzie et al. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996) – or any later edition. Otherwise the following two derivatives of LSJ are more than adequate for this course:

  •  Henry George Liddell & Robert Scott, A lexicon abridged from Liddell and Scott’s Greek- English lexicon, (Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1992) [Many editions]
  •  Henry George Liddell & Robert Scott, An intermediate Greek-English lexicon : founded upon the seventh edition of Liddell and Scott’s Greek-English lexicon, (Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1992) [Many editions].

GRE302: The Genres of Greek Literature

If you are reading an ancient text for the first time, the best translation is the one which engages your attention. Guidance on specific translations has already been given. Please contact your lecturer for more information.

  • HOMER, The Odyssey
  • PLATO, Crito (note that this is usually collected with other dialogues e.g. Five Dialogues (tr. Grube, rev. Cooper) (Hackett).
  • EURIPIDES, Bacchae
  • LYSIAS, On the Murder of Eratosthenes (speech 1)

In preparation for GRE301 in semester 2 you should read

  • HOMER, The Iliad
  • HERODOTUS, The Histories

RED501 Historical Context of Catholic Teaching
No textbook required.

RED502 Catechesis in Sacramental Theology

  • History of the Kingdom of God. Part 2. Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom. by Sofia Cavalletti (Kindle or paperback)

RED503 Challenges and Strategies in Religious Education

  • Educating in Christ. By Gerard O’Shea. (Brooklyn NY: Angelico Press, 2018) (Available from Parousia Media)

RED504 Introduction to Biblical Studies

  • Educating in Christ. By Gerard O’Shea. (Brooklyn NY: Angelico Press, 2018) (Available from Parousia Media)