Manhattan School of

Foundational Visions

Myth & Morality in the Ancient World

Humanities I, Section N1

Taught by
Tom Dale Keever  


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Diagnostic Essay

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Take Home Final Examination

Map of Ancient Greece I

Map of Ancient Greece II   

Assigned Readings:

The Iliad, Book One (PDF) 

Odysseus (Bullfinch) 

Demeter (Bulfinch)

Oresteia (Bulfinch)

Oedipus (Bulfinch)

Medea (Bulfinch)

Dionysus (Bulfinch)

War Poems

The Old Man at the Bridge, by Earnest Hemingway

The War Prayer, by Mark Twain

The Poems of Sappho

Love Poems

The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry 

Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell

Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 12, Mark Twain

Hard Travellin', Woody Guthrie

The Open Window, Saki

The Monkey's Paw, W.W. Jacobs

The Garden Party, Katherine Mansfield  (PDF)

The New Dress, Virginia Woolf  (PDF)

The Necklace, Guy de Maupassant   (PDF)

The Paper Menagerie  (PDF)

Poems on Parents  (PDF)

Who's on First, Abbot and Costello

Yogi Berra

Henny Youngman

Other Resources:

Chart of Hesiod's Theogeny

The Iliad of Homer

The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, translated by Helene Foley

The Bacchae of Euripides    (Text Version)  (PDF Version)

The Bible

Additional Readings:

Robert Graves, The Greek Myths (PDF)

Bullfinch's Mythology (PDF)

Bullfinch's Mythology (Guttenberg Text)

Mythology readings

Greek Myths readings

Other Resources:

MLA Rules for citing sources in your papers

Core Classes Attendance Policy

The Elements of Style

The Harvard Classics at

On Line Etext Sources

How I Teach Humanities

How to Apply for a New York Public Library Card

Manhattan School of Music Emergency Plan