The Great Books

YEAR ONE

January/February (Year one)

Homer

  • The Iliad
  • The Odyssey

March/April (Year one)

Aeschylus

  • Agamemnon
  • The Libation Bearers
  • The Eumenides
  • The Suppliant Maidens
  • The Persians
  • Seven Against Thebes
  • Prometheus Bound

Sophocles

  • Oedipus the King
  • Oedipus at Colonus
  • Antigone
  • Ajax
  • Electra
  • The Women of Trachis
  • Philoctetes

Euripides

  • Rhesus
  • The Medea
  • Hippolytus
  • Alcestis
  • The Heracleidae
  • The Suppliant Women
  • The Trojan Women
  • Ion
  • Helen
  • Andromache
  • Electra
  • The Bacchae
  • Hecuba
  • Heracles
  • The Phoenician Women
  • Orestes
  • Iphigenia in Tauris
  • Iphigenia in Aulis
  • The Cyclops

Aristophanes

  • The Acharnians
  • The Knights
  • The Clouds
  • The Wasps
  • Peace
  • The Birds
  • The Frogs
  • Lysistrata
  • The Poet and the Women
  • The Assemblywomen
  • Wealth

May/June (Year 0ne)

Herodotus

  • The History

Thucydides

  • The History of the Peloponnesian War

July/August (Year one)

Plato

  • Charmides
  • Lysis
  • Laches
  • Protagoras
  • Euthydemus
  • Cratylus
  • Phaedrus
  • Ion
  • Symposium
  • Meno
  • Euthyphro
  • Apology
  • Crito
  • Phaedo
  • Gorgias
  • The Republic
  • Timaeus
  • Critias
  • Parmenides
  • Theaetetus
  • Sophist
  • Statesman
  • Philebus
  • Laws
  • The Seventh Letter

September/October

Aristotle I

  • Categories
  • On Interpretation
  • Prior Analytics
  • Posterior Analytics
  • Topics
  • On Sophistical Refutations
  • Physics
  • On the Heavens
  • On Generation and Corruption
  • Meteorology
  • On Sense and the Reminiscence
  • On Sleep and Sleeplessness
  • On Dreams
  • On Prophesying
  • On Longevity and Shortness of Life
  • On Youth and Old Age, On Life and Death, On Breathing

November/December

Aristotle II (C. 384-322 BC)

  • History of Animals
  • On the Parts of Animals
  • On the Motion of Animals
  • On the Gait of Animals
  • On the Generation of Animals
  • Nicomachean Ethics
  • Politics
  • The Athenian Constitution
  • Rhetoric
  • On Poetics

YEAR TWO

January/February (Year two)

Hippocrates (FL. 400 BC)

  • The Oath
  • On Ancient Medicine
  • On Airs, Waters, and Places
  • The Book of Prognostics
  • On Regimen in Acute Diseases
  • Of the Epidemics
  • On Injuries of the Head
  • On the Surgery
  • On Fractures
  • On the Articulations
  • Instruments of Reduction
  • Aphorisms
  • The Law
  • On Ulcers
  • On Fistulae
  • On Hemorrhoids
  • On the Sacred Disease

Galen (C. AD 130-200)

  • On the Natural Faculties

March/April (Year two)

Euclid (FL. C. 300 BC)

  • The Thirteen Books of Euclid’s Elements

Archimedes (C. 287-212 BC)

  • On the Sphere and Cylinder
  • Measurement of a Circle
  • On Conoids and Spheroids
  • On Spirals
  • On the Equilibrium of Planes
  • The Sand-Reckoner
  • Quadrature of the Parabola
  • On Floating Bodies
  • Book of Lemmas
  • The Method Treating of Mechanical Problems

May/June (Year two)

Lucretius (C. 98-C. 55 BC)

  • The Way Things Are

Epictetus (C. 60-C. 138 AD)

  • The Discourses

Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

  • The Meditations

Plotinus (205-270 AD)

  • The Six Enneads

July/August (Year two)

Virgil (70-19 BC)

  • The Eclogues
  • The Georgics
  • The Aeneid

September/October (Year Tw0)

Plutarch (C. 46-C. 120)

  • Theseus
  • Romulus
  • Romulus and Theseus Compared
  • Lycurgus
  • Numas Pompilius
  • Lycurgus and Numa Compared
  • Solon
  • Poplicola
  • Poplicola and Solon Compared
  • Themistocles
  • Camillus
  • Pericles
  • Fabius
  • Fabius and Pericles Compared
  • Alcibiades
  • Coriolanus
  • Alcibiades and Coriolanus Compared
  • Timoleon
  • Aemilius Paulus
  • Aemilius Paulus and Timoleon Compared
  • Pelopidas
  • Marcellus
  • Marcellus and Pelopidas Compared
  • Aristides
  • Marcus Cato
  • Aristide and Marcus Cato Compared
  • Philopoeman
  • Flamininus
  • Flamininus and Philopoeman Compared
  • Pyrrhus
  • Caius Marius
  • Lysander
  • Sulla
  • Lysander and Sulla Compared
  • Cimon
  • Lucullus
  • Cimon and Lucullus Compared
  • Nicias
  • Crassus
  • Crassus and Nicias Compared
  • Sertorius
  • Eumenus
  • Eumenus and Sertorius Compared
  • Agesilaus
  • Pompey
  • Agesilaus and Pompey Compared
  • Alexander
  • Caesar
  • Phocion
  • Cat the Younger
  • Agis
  • Cleomenes
  • Tiberius Gracchus
  • Caius Gracchus
  • Caius and Tiberius Gracchus and Agis and Cleomenes Compared
  • Demosthenes
  • Cicero
  • Cicero and Demosthenes Compared
  • Demetrius
  • Antony
  • Antony and Demetrius Compared
  • Dion
  • Marcus Brutus
  • Brutus and Dion Compared
  • Aratus
  • Artaxerxes
  • Galba
  • Otho

November/December (Year two)

Tacitus (C. 55-C. 117)

  • The Annals
  • The Histories

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