28 June

'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

Baudelaire, Poems

from the book The Elastic Retort:
St. Thomas Aquinas

H.G. Wells