12 September

The Classics of the Western World, cont.

Saint Augustine [354-430]
108) The Confessions

The City of God, books I, V, VIII, XI, XIX

109) On Christian Doctrine (Enchiridion de Doctrina Christiana)
110) On the Free Will (De Libero Arbitrio)
111) On the Trinity (De Trinitate)

Boethius (Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius) [470-526]
112) The Consolation of Philosophy

Commentaries on the Isagoge of Porphyry, book I

113) Beowulf

114) The Song of Roland (Le Chanson de Roland)

Abelard [1079-1142] and Heloise [c. 1101-1164]
115) The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

116) The Volsunga Saga

Saint Bonaventure [1221-1274]
117) Itinerarium Mentis in Deum (The Itinerary of the Mind Toward God)

118) The Life of Saint Francis
119) De Reductione Artium ad Theologiam (Concerning the Reduction of the Arts to Theology)
The Four Books of Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, selections by Richard McKeon in Selections From Medieval Philosophers [1930], vol. II, pp. 111-148

Saint Thomas Aquinas [c. 1225-1274]
Summa Contra Gentiles: book I, chs. 1-8, 10-14, 28, 37, 40, 41; book II, chs. 46-56, 59, 70, 76, 79-81; book III, chs. 1, 25-37, 39, 40, 51, 60-63.

120) Summa Theologica

Dante Alighieri [1265-1321]
121) The Comedy

122) The New Life
123) The Convivio (Convito)
124) De Vulgari Eloquentia
125) De Monarchia

Geoffrey Chaucer [c. 1340-1400]
The Canterbury Tales: The Prologue, The Knight's Tale, The Miller's Tale, The Prioress' Tale, Sir Thopas, The Monk's Tale, The Nun's Priest's Tale, The Wife of Bath's Prologue, The Wife of Bath's Tale, The Clerk's Tale, The Squire's Tale, The Epilogue

126) Troilus and Criseyde

Francois Villon [1431- ?]
127) Le Grant Testament
Le Petit Testament

Desiderius Erasmus [1466?-1536]
Selected Colloquies
128) The Praise of Folly

Niccolo Machiavelli [1469-1527]
129) Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius
130) The Prince

131) Belfagor
132) Mandragola

Sir Thomas More [1478-1535]
133) Utopia

Martin Luther [1483-1546]
134) Address to the German Nobility
135) Concerning Christian Liberty
136) The Ninety-Five Theses
137) The Babylonian Captivity of the Church

Francois Rabelais [c. 1495-c. 1553]
The Lives, Heroick Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Sonne Pantagruel, translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart and Pierre Motteux, books I and II

John Calvin [1509-1564]
138) Institutes of the Christian Religion
Recommended selections: Book I, chs. 1-7, (10, 11), 15, 16, (17, 18); Book II, chs. 1-6; Book III, chs. 9-19, 21, 23, 24; Book IV, ch. 20. Chapters in parentheses are not indispensable.

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne [1533-1592]
The Essays
Selections: 'To the Reader'
Book I: 'That the Intention Is the Judge of Our Actions'; 'Of Idleness'; 'That the Taste of Good and Evil Depends, for a Good Part, Upon the Opinion That We Have of Them'; 'To Philosophize Is to Learn to Die'; 'Of Custom'; 'Of the Power of the Imagination'; 'Of the Education of Boys'; 'Of Friendship'; 'Of Cannibals'; 'Of Solitude'; 'Of the Inequality That Is Amongst Us'; 'Of Democritus and Heraclitus'; 'Of Vain Subtleties'.
Book II: 'Of the Inconsistency of Our Actions'; 'Of Books'; 'Apology for Raimond Sebonde'.
Book III: 'On Some Lines of Virgil'; 'Of Experience'

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) [1547-1616]
139) Don Quixote

Exemplary Novels: Rinconete and Cortadillo (Rinconete y Cortadillo); The Dogs' Colloquy (Coloquio de los Perros); The Little Gipsy (La Gitanilla); The Licentiate of Glass (El Licenciado Vidriera)

Richard Hooker [c. 1544-1600]
Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity: Preface, books I-IV

Francis Bacon [1561-1626]
The Great Instauration, especially the 140) Novum Organum

141) The New Atlantis
142) Essays
143) The Advancement of Learning

Lope de Vega (Lope Félix de Vega Carpio) [1562-1635]
144) Fuente Ovejuna (The Sheep Well)
145) El Mejor Alcalde el Rey (The King the Greatest Alcalde)
146) Lo Cierto por lo Dudoso (A Certainty for a Doubt)
147) El Perro del Hortelano (The Gardener's Dog)
148) Castelvines y Monteses
149) The New Art of Writing Plays

Christopher Marlowe [1564-1593]
150) Doctor Faustus, 151) Tamburlaine, 152 Edward II, 153) The Jew of Malta

William Shakespeare [1564-1616]
Tragedies: 154) Hamlet, 155) King Lear, 156) Antony and Cleopatra, 157) Macbeth, 158) Coriolanus, 159) Romeo and Juliet
Histories: 160-161) Henry IV (Parts I and II), 162) Richard II
Comedies: 163) Twelfth Night, 164) Measure for Measure, 165) The Winter's Tale, 1665) The Tempest
167) Sonnets

Galileo (Galileo Galilei) [1564-1642]
168) Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences

169) The Sidereal Messenger

John Donne [1573-1631]
Songs and Sonnets
170-171) First and Second Anniversaries
Selected Sermons
172) Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions
Izaak Walton, The Life of Dr. John Donne, in Walton's Lives, with an introduction by George Saintsbury

Ben Jonson [1573?-1637]
Comedies: 173) The Alchemist, 174) Volpone, or the Fox; 175) Epicoene, or the Silent Woman
176) Every Man in His Humour, 177) Bartholomew Fair
Tragedy: 178) Sejanus
Criticism: 179) Timber, or Discoveries

Thomas Hobbes [1588-1679]
180) Leviathan. Especially Hobbes' Introduction; chs. 1-18, 21, 24, 26, 29-33, 38, 39, 42, 43, 46; Review and Conclusion

181) Elements of Philosophy Concerning Body

Rene Descartes [1596-1650]
182) Discourse on Method
183) Meditations
Rules for the Direction of the Mind, nos. 1-12
184) Principles of Philosophy
Objections and Replies

Calderon (Pedro Calderon de la Barca) [1600-1681]
185) La Vida Es Sueño (Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made Of)
186) El Mágico Prodigioso (The Mighty Magician)
187) El Alcalde de Zalamea (The Mayor of Zalamea)

188) El Pintor de su Deshonra (The Painter of His Own Dishonour)
189) Guárdate al Agua Mansa (Beware of Smooth Water)

Sir Thomas Browne [1605-1682]
190) Religion Medici

191) Hydriotaphia, or Urn Burial
192) The Garden of Cyrus

Pierre Corneille [1606-1684]
193) Le Cid, 194) Cinna, 195) Horace

196) Polyeucte, 197) Médée, 198) Oedipe

John Milton [1608-1674]
Poems: 199) Paradise Lost,

200) Paradise Regained; Samson Agonistes
Minor Poems: Especially Lycidas, Comus, On the Morning of Christ's Nativity, and Sonnets
Prose Works: 201) Areopagitica
202) Of Education,
203) The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates
204) The Reason of Church Government Urged Against Prelaty
Defensio Secunda pro Populo Anglicano (selections)

Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin) [1622-1673]
205) The Cit[izen] Turned Gentleman (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme)
206) Tartuffe, or The Imposter (Tartuffe, ou l'Imposteur)
207) The Man Hater (Le Misanthrope)
208) The School for Wives (L'Ecole des Femmes)

209) The Miser (L'Avare)
210) Don Juan, or The Feast of the Statue (Don Juan, ou le Festin de Pierre)
211) The Impromptu of Versailles (L'Impromptu de Versailles)
212) The Cheats of Spain (Les Fourberies de Scapin)
213) The Mock Doctor (Le Médecin Malgré Lui)
214) The Hypochondriack (Le Malade Imaginaire)
215) The Romantic Ladies (Les Précieuses Ridicules)

Blaise Pascal [1623-1662]
216) Thoughts (Pensées)

217) Provincial Letters
Thoughts, Letters and Minor Works [this anthology is from Charles W Eliot's Harvard Classics]
The Physical Treatises of Pascal

John Dryden [1631-1700]
218) Aureng-Zebe [1676]
219) An Essay of Dramatic Poesy [1668]
Poems: 220) MacFlecknoe [or a Satyr Upon the True-Blew-Protestant Poet, T S] [1682], 
To[ the Pious Memory of the Accomplisht Young Lady ]Mrs. [Anne ]Killigrew,[ Excellent in the Two Sister-Arts of Poësie, and Painting. An Ode] [published in Anne Killigrew's Poems [1696]], 221) [An Ode, ]On the Death of Mr. [Henry ]Purcell [1696], 221) Alexander's Feast[: or The Power of Musique. An Ode in Honour of St. Cecilia's Day] [1697]

223) The State of Innocence[, and Fall of Man] [1677]
'Defence of an Essay of Dramatic Poesy' [preface to second edition of The Indian Emperor or the Conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards Being a Sequel of the Indian Queen] [1667]
224) All for Love[; or, The World Well Lost] [1677]

Baruch Spinoza (Benedict de Spinoza) [1632-1677]
225) Ethics

226) Tractatus Thelogica-Politicus
227) Short Treatise on God, Man, and His Well-Being

John Locke [1632-1704]
228) An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Especially: the Epistle to the Reader; book I, ch. 1; book II, chs. 1, 2, 6-8, 12, 23, 25, 33; book III, chs. 1-3, 10, 11; book IV, chs. 1-3, 14, 18, 21

229) Some Thoughts Concerning Education
Of Civil Government. Especially: book II, chs. 1, 2, 5, 7, 8,11.

Jean Racine [1639-1699]
230) Phèdre, 231) Andromaque, 232) Athalie

233) Britannicus, 234) Bérénice, 235) Esther

236) Les Plaideurs (The Pleaders, The Litigants, The Suitors)


continued at the 13 September post