The Elementary School Greek Course

• Prologue to the Odyssey  (Book I, lines 1-8)

• Agamemnon versus the Priest of Apollo (Iliad, Book I, lines 1-120)
• The Catalogue of the Ships
(Iliad II, lines 484-785)

The Iliad is 'pathetic' because of the mainspring of the hero's action throughout is PASSION—wrath against Agamemnon, grief for Patroclus, and the fierce desire to avenge him. The Odyssey is 'ethic', because the CHARACTER of the patient and resourceful hero is displayed in action guided by reason.

—Aristotle (via R. C. Jebb)

The Middle School Greek Course

• The Gold Digging Ants of India (Herodotus 3. 102-5)
• Telemachus and Athena
(Odyssey, Books I-IV selections)

• Agamemnon versus Achilles
• Achilles and His Mom

• The Opening of Herodotus (Book I, lines 1-5)
• Socrates and the slave-boy geometer
(Plato, Meno 81e-86c)

• Gyges Ring (Plato, Republic 358e-360d)

"We ought to read Plato primarily for the help that he can give to our own philosophical thinking"

— G. C. Field

The High School Greek Course

lliad Book I (Homer)

• Gyges comes to the Throne (Herodotus I. 7-14)
• Gyges Ring (Plato, Republic 358e-360d)
• The Burning of Susa by the Athenians (Herodotus 5. 99-105)
• Clearchus, Proxenus, and Menon (Xenophon, Anabasis II. 6)
• The Opening of Thucydides (Thucydides I. 1. 1)

• Thucydides on Agamemnon's Expedition (Thucydides I. 3-4, 9-11)

• The Crito (Plato)
• The Constitutional Debate (Herodotus, Book 3, 80-82)
• Archelaus, King of Macedonia (Plato, Gorgias 470d-474c)
• The Funeral Oration of Pericles (Selections)
• Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle, Book I, 1-3)

DGL prep for AP (Advanced Placement™) Latin

• Properties on Cynthia (Selections)
• Julius Caesar, Gallic Wars (Selections)
• Cloedius slips the Noose (Ad Atticum, I. 16)
• Romulus and Remus (Livy, I. 4)

• The Rape of Lucretia(Livy I. 57-60)
• Virgil (AP Selections)
• Horace's Parade (Odes I. 1-9)




DGL Greek and Latin Syllabus