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The Iliad by Homer
One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode of the Trojan War. At its... [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
Literature
The Odyssey by Homer
Odysseus shares tales of monsters he's fought, but more than that he wants to get home to his wife Penelope, after 20 years of war and journey. [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
Literature
The Republic by Plato
The acclaimed Bloom translation, with copious footnotes and references to assist the reader in deciphering one of the most published and interesting philosophical texts ever. [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
In this play, Shakespeare shows that love makes you do strange things. As Lysander says, "The course of true love never did run smooth." [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
Literature
Plays by Sophocles
Aristotle called "Oedipus The King," the second-written of the three Theban plays written by Sophocles, the masterpiece of the whole of... [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
Literature
Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley
Not a dry account, but a compelling story of the most powerful force in Western History - the Church. Shelley's book can be used as a main source... [More]
Ancient to
Modern
Secondary
& Adult
Phil./Religion,
General
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz
The Christian v. lion's story has been around so long that it has pretty much become a kind of myth. It is a phrase one brings up in order... [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
Literature
Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis
This tale of two princesses - one beautiful and one unattractive - and of the struggle between sacred and profane love is Lewis’s... [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
Philosophy &
Religion
The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War is one of the great books in the Western tradition, as well as its first true historical... [More]
Ancient
before 500BC
Secondary
& Adult
General
History of the English Speaking Peoples by Winston Churchill
A splendid account of the English and her colonies from the days of the Roman Empire through the Victorian era. Churchill, the quintessential... [More]
Ancient to
Modern
Secondary
& Adult
General
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