Textbook List (Semester 2, 2018)


HIS102 – The Ancient World
  • Charles Freeman, Egypt, Greece and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean, 3rd edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)
HIS204 – The Medieval World
  • Wim Blockmans and Peter Hoppenbrouwers, Introduction to Medieval Europe: 300-1550 (translated by Isola van den Hoven), 3rd edition, London and New York: Routledge, 2018.
HIS302 – Australian Politics, Culture and Religion
  • John Carroll, Land of the Golden Cities: Australia’s Exceptional Prosperity and the Culture that Made it (Connor Court, 2017).

Note that additional readings will be put online for students.

HIS304 – Enlightenment Europe
  • Dorinda Outram, The Enlightenment, 3rd ed. (Cambridge: CUP, 2013)
  • Isaac Kramnick (ed.) The Portable Enlightenment Reader, (London: Penguin, 1995)
LIT102 – Literature of the Western World: Ancient
  • Aeschylus, The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides (translated by Robert Fagles. Penguin Classics)
  • Homer, The Iliad (translated by Robert Fagles. Penguin Classics)
  • Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe (translated by Ronald Melville. Oxford World Classics, 2009)
  • P. Murray (ed.), Classical Literary Criticism (Penguin Classics, 2000)
  • Sophocles, The Theban Plays (translated by E. F. Watling. Penguin Classics, 1974)
  • Virgil, The Aeneid (translated by Robert Fagles. Penguin Classics, 2007)
LIT202 – Literature of the Western World: Milton to Modern
  • Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
  • Henry James, Turn of the Screw
  • John Milton, Paradise Lost
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels
  • Subject reader
LIT303 – Catholic Imagination
  • T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets (London: Faber & Faber, 1959)
  • Shusaku Endo, Silence, trans. William Johnston (Picador Modern Classics, 2016)
  • Graham Greene, Brighton Rock (Penguin, 2004)
  • John Henry Newman, The Dream of Gerontius (Leominster: Gracewing Publishing, 2013)
  • Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited (Penguin, 2009)
  • Gertrud von Le Fort, The Song at the Scaffold, trans. Olga Marx (New York: Image, 1961)
LIT304 – Shakespeare
  • William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar (Penguin)
  • William Shakespeare, King Lear (Penguin)
  • William Shakespeare, Richard II (Penguin)
  • William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (Penguin)
  • William Shakespeare, The Tempest (Penguin)
  • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (Penguin)
PHI102 – Metaphysics

No textbook required

PHI202 – Moral Philosophy

No textbook required

PHI302 – Social and Political Philosophy

No textbook required

PHI304 – 20th Century Analytic Philosophy

No textbook required

THE102 – The Development of Revelation
  • Study Edition of a Bible
THE202 – Fundamental Moral Theology

No textbook required

THE302 – Bioethics and the Catholic Tradition

No textbook required

THE304 – Public Morality and Catholic Social Ethics

No textbook required

SCI304 – Darwinian Revolution

No textbook required

SCI305 – Human Biology

Textbook to be advised

SCI308 – Formal Logic

No textbook required

GRE102 – Classical Greek II
  • 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.

GRE202 – Classical Greek IV
  • 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].
GRE301 – Main themes of Greek Literature

Students enrolled in this unit will be required to own a copy of the unit reader for GRE302 (2018 S1). One or two supplementary readings for GRE301  will be supplied during 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].
LAN102 – Classical Latin II

Textbook to be advised

LAN204 – Classical Latin IV

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)
LAN302 – Pagans and Christians

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 Latin further may like to consider acquiring the full size “OLD”: P. G. W.  Glare (ed.), Oxford Latin Dictionary, (Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1996).

The following dictionary is still useful, particularly for reading the Vulgate and other Christian texts.

  • Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (eds.), A Latin Dictionary founded on Andrews’ Edition of Freund’s Latin Dictionary Revised, Enlarged, And In Great Part Rewritten, (Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1879).