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Foundational Visions

Myth & Morality in the Ancient World



Humanities I, Section N1


Taught by
Tom Dale Keever  

(email: 
tdk@keever.us)

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On Line Assignments:

Diagnostic Essay

First Written Assignment:

Second Written Assignment: 

Third Written Assignment:    

Take Home Final Examination


Map of Ancient Greece I

Map of Ancient Greece II   


Assigned Readings:

The Trojan War (Bullfinch)

The Fall of Troy (Bullfinch)

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 Bartleby.com

On Line Etext Sources

How I Teach Humanities

How to Apply for a New York Public Library Card

Manhattan School of Music Emergency Plan