Required Texts for Classics Courses
Spring, 2006

Department of Classics
Monmouth College

CLAS201 / CLAS224 / CLAS230 / CLAS240
GREK102 / GREK200/300/400
ISSI402 / LATN102 /


CLAS201 Classics Seminar: Troy (Instructor: Sienkewicz)
Wood, Michael. In Search of the Trojan War
Product Details:
ISBN: 0-520-21599-0
Format: Paperback, 272pp
Pub. Date: 1998
University of California Press


CLAS224 Word Elements (Instructor: Sienkewicz)

Ayers, D. M. and Worthen, Thomas D. English Words from Latin and Greek Elements (University of Arizona paperback, 2nd ed.)
ISBN: 0816508992
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Pub. Date: May  1986


American Heritage Dictionary, 4th Edition 
ISBN: 0618098488
Format: Hardcover, 1664pp
Pub. Date: April 2002
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Edition Description: INDEXED
Edition Number: 4


CLAS230 Classical Mythology (Instructor: Betts)
Morford, Mark and Robert J. Lenardon. Classical Muthology
ISBN: 019515889X
Format: Paperback, 844pp
Pub. Date: December 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Edition Description: Seventh

Ovid. Metamorphoses
translated by A. D. Melville

ISBN: 019283472X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Pub. Date: July  1998
Edition : REPRINT


CLAS240 Ancient Societies: The City (Instructor: Wine)

Aristophanes I: Clouds, Wasps, Birds
By Aristophanes, Peter Meineck
Hackett Publishing Company (1998)
ISBN 0872203603

Horace’s Satires and Epistles
By Quintus Horatius Flaccus
Norton (1977)
ISBN: 0393090930
Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece, and Rome
by Charles Gates
Routledge (2003)
ISBN: 0415121825
Recommended Text:
Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum
by Michael Grant
Press (2001)
ISBN: 1842122193
GREK102 Elementary Greek (Instructor: Sienkewicz)
Groton, Anne. From Alpha to Omega, An introduction to Classical Greek.
• Rev. Third Edition, Thoroughly Corrected • Focus Publishing 2000 •  paperback • 1-58510-034-X
Designed for the first course in Classical Greek, fifty lessons in Classical Greek grammar. Presumes    little or no previous language study. Readings drawn from authors such as Aesop and Plato. Successfully used in many programs.
Bruss, Jon. Supplementary Exercises for From Alpha to Omega
paperback • 0-941051-61-7 • 96 pages • $14.95 • Focus 1999
Additional exercises for each chapter in the text with answers.

(Win/Mac, 8M RAM, CD; Mac OS X-native update now available). Software sold by Centaur Systems (

GREK200/300/400 Directed Readings: Homer (Instructor: Sienkewicz)
Pharr, Clyde. Homeric Greek
ISBN: 0-8061-1937-3
414 pages
7.77" x 5.4" x 0.89"
Published: 1986


ISSI402 Classical Mythology and Religion (Instructor: Wine)

Athanassakis, Apostolos N. The Homeric Hymns
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004
ISBN: 0801817927

Burkert, Walter. Ancient Mystery Cults
Cambridge: Harvard University Press,1987
ISBN: 0674033868


Meyer, Marvin W. The Ancient Mysteries
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press,1986
ISBN: 0-8122-1692-x
Nagle, Betty Rose.Ovid's Fasti. Roman Holidays
Bloomington: Indiana University Press,1995)
LATN102 Elementary Latin (Instructors: Wine or Hellenga)

See The Official Wheelock's Latin Series Website

Wheelock, Frederick M. and Richard A. LaFleur. Wheelock's Latin
ISBN: 0060956410
Format: Paperback, 510pp
Pub. Date: April 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Edition Description: Sixth Edition
 Latina 4.0 CD (Win, Mac OSX & Mac Classic)
Published by Centaur Systems ( 

One-time purchase; required to install modules (below)

  $ 10

Latin Flash Drill modules (Win, Mac OS X, Mac Classic included):

  Wheelock's Latin (6th ed./rev., 2000/2005)

  $ 20

Latin Vocab Drill modules (Win, Mac OS X, Mac Classic included):

  Wheelock's Latin (6th ed./rev., 2000/2005)

  $ 20

The Bantam New College Latin & English Dictionary (John C. Traupman, Softcover) 
Author: John C. Traupman Format: Softcover
ISBN: 0553573012


Authors: Anne Groton and James May
Paperback: 104 pages.
Publisher: Bolchazy Carducci Pub (12/01/1998)
ISBN: 0865162891

LATN200/300/400 Directed Readings (Instructor: Sienkewicz)
Ancona, Ronnie
Horace. Selected Odes and Satire 1.9

Format: Paper, 199pp.
ISBN: 0-86516-608-0
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Pub. Date:

Murphy, David and Ronnie Ancona
A Horace Workbook

ISBN: 0-86516-574-2
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Pub. Date: 2005

LATN201 Understanding Spoken Latin (Instructor: Wine)
No texts required.
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