'Classics Revisited', The Saturday Reivew:
I - The Epic of Gilgamesh
II - The Iliad
III - The Odyssey
IV - Beowulf
V - Njal's Saga
VI - Don Quixote
VII - Livy's Early Rome
VIII - The Satyricon
IX - Plutarch
X - Tacitus [The Germania, The Agricola, The History, and The Annals all noted]
XI - Le Morte d'Arthur
XII - The Oresteia
XIII - Gargantua and Pantagruel
XIV - The Trial and Death of Socrates [Euthyphro, the Apology, Crito, Phaedo]
XV - Euripides [Orestes, Iphigenia at Taurus, Medea, Hippolytus, The Bacchae, The Trojan Woman, the Cretans, and Iphigenia at Aulis are all noted, but given Rexroth's choice to include another essay solely on Hippolytus and the larger number of plays that could join those in being implicit selections, this essay remains an indeterminate selection]
XVI - Machiavelli [The Prince and The Discourses on Livy are discussed; other works--The Art of War, The History of Florence, The Life of Castruccio, Mandragola, and Clezia--are noted but are not included in our list]
XVII - Sophocles: The Theban Plays
XVIII - Sappho--Poet and Legend
XXIII - Plato's The Republic
XIX - The Tale of Genji
XX - Chaucer [Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde are discussed]
XXI - The Dream of the Red Chamber
XXII - "The Meditations" of Marcus Aurelius
XXIV - Montaigne's Essays
XXV - Restif de la Bretonne, Monsieur Nicolas
XXVI - Casanova
XXVII - The Book of Job
XXVIII - The Works of Sir Thomas More [Utopia, A Dialogue Comfort Against Tribulation, and Roper's Life of Sir Thomas More are discussed]
XXIX - Stendhal's "The Red and the Black"
XXX - Macbeth
XXXI - Apuleius [The Golden Ass is discussed]
XXXII - Julius Caesar [The Gallic War and The Civil War are discussed]
XXXIII - The Pilgrim's Progress
XXXIV - Marco Polo [The Travels of Marco Polo is discussed]
XXXV - Walt Whitman [Leaves of Grass is discussed]
XXXVI - The Works of Marx [The Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, and the Economic and Philosophical Notebooks of 1844 are noted]
XXXVII - Shakespeare, The Tempest
XXXVIII - The Goncourt Journal
XXXIX - "The Brothers Karamazov"
XL - The Works of Ben Jonson [Volpone is discussed, while The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair are noted]
XLI - "Sentimental Education"
XLII - The Works of Rimbaud
XLIII - The Poetry of Tu Fu
XLIV - "The Duchess of Malfi"
XLIX - The "Greek Anthology"
XLV - "Carmina Burana" ['Stabat Mater' and other examples of medieval Latin poetry noted]
XLVI - "Huckleberry Finn"
XLVII - "Tom Jones"
XLVIII - Chekhov's Plays
L - The "Kalevala"
LI - Japanese Poetry [Hitomara is noted]
LII - "The Compleat Angler"
LIII - The "Mahabharata"
LIV - "War and Peace"
LV - The Works of Herodotus
LVI - The Poetry of Lucretius
LVII - "The Decline and Fall"
LVIII - "Tristram Shandy"
LIX - The Poetry of Catullus
LX - Abélard and Héloïse [Story of My Misfortunes, letters, and hymns are noted]
LXI - Parkman's History
LXII - Parade's End
LXIII - The Works of Blake
LXIV - Sherlock Holmes [none of the novels or stories are specifically noted]
LXV - White's "Natural History"
LXVI - Euripides's "Hippolytus"
LXVII - Racine's "Phèdre"
LXVIII - "Tao Te Ching"
LXIX - "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"
LXX - Balzac
LXXI - "Fathers and Sons"
LXXII - The "Aeneid
LXXIII - The "Bhagavad Gita"
LXXIV - Robinson Crusoe
LXXV - The Journal of John Woolman
LXXVI - The Early Irish Epic [The Ulster Cycle is discussed]
LXXVII - "Pickwick Papers"
LXXVIII - The English and Scottish Popular Ballad
LXXIX - Frederick Douglass [autobiography is discussed]
LXXX - "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
LXXXI - Aristotle's Poetics
LXXXII - Gulliver's Travels
LXXXIII - Robert Burns
LXXXIV - Goethe [Faust is discussed]
LXXXV - The Song of Songs
from the book Classics Revisited:
Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War
from the book The Elastic Retort:
St. Thomas Aquinas