Classical, Christian, and Medieval Thought

Designed for transfer students, this seminar covers readings of Homer to Chaucer, a period from 750 B.C. to 1380 A.D.

The Classical, Christian, and Medieval Thought seminar is the first of two or three seminars taken by all transfer students, ideally in their first semester at Saint Mary's.

Reading List:

  • Homer, The Odyssey
  • Sappho, selections
  • Aeschylus, The Oresteia
  • Thucydides, selections from History of the Peloponnesian War
  • Plato, Dialogues: Meno
  • Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
  • Terence, The Brothers
  • Virgil, The Aeneid of Virgil
  • Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe, selections
  • Plutarch, Makers of Rome
  • St. Augustine, Confessions
  • Marie de France, The Lais, selections
  • Rumi, Say I Am You
  • Dante, Inferno
  • Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, selections