Textbook List (Semester 1, 2018)


HIS101 – Western Societies from Antiquity to the Present

No textbook required

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).
  • Ramsey MacMullen, Paganism and Christianity 100-425 CE, Fortress Press, 1992.
  • Eusebius, The Church History, trans. Paul L. Maier (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2007).

For a general outline of the history of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Justinian, it is recommended the use of the textbook purchased the previous year for His102:

  • Charles Freeman, Egypt, Greece & Rome. Civilisations of the Ancient Mediterranean, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004.
HIS301 – War, Science, and Religion
  • Felix Gilbert, The End of the European Era: 1890 to the Present, 6th edition, Norton, 2008.
  • M. Perry, M. Berg & J. Krukones (eds.), Sources of European History since 1900, 2nd edition, Wadsworth Publishing, 2010.
  • Jose Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses (New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1994).
HIS303 – Humanists and Reformers
  • Bard Thompson, Humanists and Reformers: A History of the Renaissance and Reformation, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Cambridge UK: Eerdmans, 2007
LIT101 – Composition and Literature
  • Homer. The Odyssey (trans. Robert Fagles). Penguin.
  • Plato. The Republic. London: Penguin Classics, 2003.  
  • Shakespeare. Macbeth. London: Penguin Shakespeare edition, 2005.  
  • Graff, Gerald, and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say, I say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing. New York: Norton & Co., 2014.
LIT201 – Literature of the Western World: Medieval and Renaissance
  • The Little Flowers of St Francis of Assisi. Vintage Spiritual Classics, 2008.
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales (trans. David Wright, 2011). Oxford World Classics, 2011.  
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (trans. Simon Armitage). New York: Norton, 2008.  
  • The Death of King Arthur (Malory’s Morte D’Arthur adapted by Peter Ackroyd). Penguin, 2012.   
  • St Ignatius of Loyola. A Pilgrim’s Journey: The Autobiography of St Ignatius of Loyola (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1985.
  • Dante. Divine Comedy (trans. Jean and Robert Hollander). Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. Available online at Princeton Dante Project: http://etcweb.princeton.edu/dante/pdp/
  • Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. London: Penguin, 2006.
  • Cervantes. Don Quixote (trans. Edith Grossman). New York: Harper Collins, 2003.
LIT301 – Search for Meaning
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby. Penguin.
  • William Faulkner.  As I Lay Dying. Vintage.
  • Ernest Hemingway. Fiesta: or The Sun Also Rises. Vintage.
  • Arthur Miller. The Death of a Salesman. Penguin.
LIT303 – Australian Literature
  • Anderson, Jessica. Tirra Lirra By The River. Picador, 2011.
  • Lawson, Henry. The Penguin Henry Lawson Short Stories. Penguin, 2009. (“The Drover’s Wife”, “The Union Buries its Dead”, “The Loaded Dog”, “Water them Geraniums”, “A Child in the Dark, and a Foreign Father”, “Mitchell: a Character Sketch”, “Joe Wilson’s Courtship”)
  • Tranter, John. The Floor of Heaven. UQP, 2007.
  • Williamson, David. The Club. Currency Press, 2013.
PHI101 – Introduction to Philosophy

No textbook required

PHI201 – Medieval Philosophy
  • Edward Feser, Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction (Heusenstamm: Editiones Scholasticae, 2014)
  • St. Thomas Aquinas, Siger of Brabant & St. Bonaventure, On the Eternity of the World (Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2010)
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.
  • Paul Feyerabend, The Tyranny of Science. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2011
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 – Genres of Greek Literature

Students enrolled in this unit will be required to own a copy of the unit reader. The reader will be available for purchase from reception at the start of the semester.

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 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].
LAN101 – Classical Latin I
  • Sharpley, G.D.A. The Complete Latin Course, 2nd Edition, Routledge, Oxford, 2014
LAN203 – Classical Latin III

Students are required to have their own copies of the following book at every lecture and tutorial:

  • E. Hillard & C.G. Botting, Elementary Latin Exercises, London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2013. ISBN: 9780715615256

Although Wheelock’s Latin is no longer being used in this unit, students should not dispose of their copies since occasional reference will be made to it.

  • F. M. Wheelock, Wheelock’s Latin, seventh edition revised by Richard A. Lafleur, (New York: HarperCollins, 2011)
LAN301 – Language and Culture in Late Republican Rome
  • Simpson D.P., Cassell’s Latin Dictionary, Wiley & Co., London, 1961. Or equivalent Latin Dictionary (feel free to check with your lecturer for equivalent dictionary titles)

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