I. The Ancients

These links present the first post in what is usually a series of posts about a particular book. To find other posts about the books, click on the appropriate tag (which can be found below the initial post).

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey
  • The Homeric Hymns
  • Hesiod, Theogeny and Works and Days
  • Sappho, Poems
  • Aesop, Fables
  • Aeschylus, Oresteia (Agamemnon; Libation Bearers; Eumenides)
  • Sophocles, Theban Plays (Oedipus Rex; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone); [Electra]
  • Euripides, Medea; Electra; Bacchae; [others]
  • Aristophanes, Lysistrata; The Clouds; The Birds; [The Frogs]
  • Apollonius, Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica)
  • Menander, The Bad-Tempered Man
  • Lucian, True Histories
  • Herodotus, The Histories (first 6 books)
  • Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War (selections)
  • Plato, The Republic; Symposium; Meno; Euthyphro; Apology; Crito; Phaedo
  • Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics; Politics; Poetics
  • Virgil, The Aeneid
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses
  • Plautus, The Brothers Menaechmus, The Swaggering Soldier, Pseudolus, The Haunted House
  • Terence, Phormio; The Brothers
  • Seneca, Apocolocyntosis
  • Juvenal
  • Apuleius, The Golden Ass
  • Petronius, The Satyricon
  • Catullus
  • Horace
  • Lucretius, On the Nature of Things
  • Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
  • Livy
  • Caesar
  • Tacitus, Annals
  • Plutarch, Lives
  • Hebrew Bible
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