10 June

The Theocratic Age: The Ancient Near East: 
{1} Gilgamesh, translated by David Ferry

{2} The Egyptian Book of the Dead

{3} The Holy Bible, Authorized King James Version

The Apocrypha

Sayings of the Fathers (Pirke Aboth) [Pirkei Avot], translated by R Travers Herford


Ancient India (Sanskrit):
{4} The Mahabharata
There is an abridged translation by William Buck, and a dramatic version by Jean-Claude Carrière, translated by Peter Brook

The Bhagavad-Gita
The crucial religious section of Mahabharata, Book 6, translated by Barbara Stoler Miller

{5} The Ramayana
There is an abridged version by William Buck, and a retelling by R K Narayan


The Ancient Greeks:
Homer:
{6} The Iliad, translated by Richmond Lattimore
{7} The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fitzgerald

Hesiod:
{8} The Works and Days
{9} Theogony, translated by Richmond Lattimore

Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman
translated by Guy Davenport

Pindar:
{10} The Odes, translated by Richmond Lattimore

Aeschylus:
{11}  The Oresteia, translated by Robert Fagles
{12} Seven Against Thebes, translated by Anthony Hecht and Helen H Bacon
{13} Prometheus Bound
{14} The Persians
{15} The Suppliant Women

Sophocles:
{16} Oedipus the King, translated by Stephen Berg and Diskin Clay
{17} Oedipus at Colonus, translated by Robert Fitzgerald
{18} Antigone, translated by Robert Fagles
{19Electra
{20} Ajax
{21} Women of Trachis
{22} Philoctetes

Euripides (translated by William Arrowsmith):
{23} Cyclops
{24} Heracles
{25} Alcestis
{26} Hecuba
{27} The Bacchae
{28} Orestes
{29} Andromache
{30} Medea, translated by Rex Warner
{31} Ion, translated by H D (Hilda Doolittle)
{32} Hippolytus, translated by Robert Baag
{33} Helen, translated by Richmond Lattimore
{34} Iphigeneia at Aulis, translated by W S Merwin and George Dimock

Aristophanes:
{35} The Birds, translated by William Arrowsmith
{36} The Clouds, translated by William Arrowsmith
{37} The Frogs
{38} Lysistrata
{39} The Knights
{40} The Wasps
{41} The Assemblywomen (also called The Parliament of Women)

Herodotus:
{42} The Histories

Thucydides:
{43} The Peloponnesian War

The Pre-Socratics (Heraclitus, Empedocles)

Plato:
Dialogues

Aristotle:
{44} Poetics
{45} Ethics


Hellenistic Greeks:
Menander:
{46} The Girl From Samos, translated by Eric G Turner

"Longinus":
{47} On the Sublime

Callimachus:
Hymns and Epigrams

Theocritus:
{48} Idylls, translated by Daryl Hine

Plutarch:
{49} Lives, translated by John Dryden
{50} Moralia

"Aesop":
Fables

Lucian:
Satires



The Romans:
Plautus:
{51} Pseudolus
{52} The Braggart Soldier
{53} The Rope
{54} Amphitryon

Terence:
{55} The Girl From Andros
{56} The Eunuch
{57) The Mother-in-Law

Lucretius:
{58} The Way Things Are, translated by Rolfe Humphries

Cicero:
{59} On the Gods

Horace:
{60} Odes, translated by James Michie

{61} Epistles
{62} Satires

Persius:
{63} Satires, translated by W S Merwin

Catullus:
'Attis', translated by Horace Gregory
Other poems translated by Richard Crashaw, Abraham Cowley, Walter Savage Landor, and a host of English poets

Virgil:
{64} The Aeneid, translated by Robert Fitzgerald
{65} Eclogues and 
{66} Georgics, translated by John Dryden

Lucan:
{67} Pharsalia

Ovid:
{68} Metamorphoses, translated by George Sandys
{69} The Art of Love
{70} Epistulae Heroidum or Heroides, translated by Daryl Hine

Juvenal:
{71} Satires


Martial:
{72} Epigrams, translated by James Michie


Seneca:
Tragedies, particularly {73} Medea; and {74} Hercules Furens, as translated by Thomas Heywood

Petronius:
{75} Satyricon, translated by William Arrowsmith

Apuleius: 
{76} The Golden Ass, translated by Robert Graves


The Middle Ages: Latin, Arabic, and the Vernacular Before Dante:
Saint Augustine:
{77} The City of God
{78} The Confessions

{79} The Koran: Al-Qur'an: A Contemporary Translation by Ahmad Ali

{80} The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night

{81} The Poetic Edda, translated by Lee Hollander

Snorri Sturluson:
{82} The Prose Edda

{83} The Nibelungen Lied

Wolfram von Eschenbach:
{84} Parzival

Chretien de Troyes:
{85} Yvain: The Knight of the Lion, translated by Burton Raffel

{86} Beowulf, translated by Charles W Kennedy

{87} The Poem of the Cid, translated by W S Merwin

Christine de Pisan:
{88} The Book of the City of Ladies, translated by Earl Richards

Diego de San Pedro:
{89} Prison of Love

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