The Ancients

The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Walls of Gilgamesh

The Torah
Genesis
In Defense of the Serpent
Genesis I: The Seven Days of Creation Examined
Genesis XI: The Lord versus the City of Man
Exodus
What is Mosaic Law?
Moses as Lawgiver
Deuteronomy
The Words of Moses

The Egyptian Book of the Dead
The Trial of the Heart

Homer
Iliad
Political Philosophy in the Iliad
On the Homeric Question
What is the Rage of Achilles?
Thoughts on Odysseus and Achilles
On the Homeric Gods
Persuading Achilles: Books IX, XVI, XXIV Considered
The Iliad and the Odyssey: Two Proems Compared
Book XVIII of the Iliad: Examining the Shield of Achilles

Odyssey
On the Homeric Question
Thoughts on Odysseus and Achilles
Notes on the Telemachia, Books I-IV
On the Homeric Gods
Nature and Order in Homer
The Iliad and the Odyssey: Two Proems Compared
Phemius and Demodocus: Two Bards Considered
Notes on Odysseus’s Tale to the Phaeacians
Hymns
Commentary on the Form of the “Homeric Hymns”

Hesiod
Works and Days
Two Myths in Hesiod’s Works and Days
Theogony
Notes on Hesiod

Hebrew Bible
Reason and Revelation in the Bible
1 Samuel
I Samuel Chapters 8-14: Israel’s Demand for a King
1 Kings
Saul Weeps, David Dances, And Solomon Judges
Job
Theodicy in the Book of Job
Proverbs
Thoughts on the Book of Proverbs
Ecclesiastes
Qohelet’s Somber Reflections
Isaiah
Prophecy and Apocalypse in Isaiah
Jonah
Notes on Jonah in Nineveh

The Vedas
The Rig Veda
Introduction to the Rig Veda
Notes on Creation and Death in the Rig Veda

The Upanishads
Introduction to the Upanishads
Notes on the Isha Upanishad
What is the Teaching of the Upanishads?
Six Questions in the Prana Upanishad

Fables by Aesop
What Is A Fable?

The Analects by Confucius
Introduction to the Analects
Confucius and Socrates

The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Important Reflections on the Tao Te Ching

Sappho
Notes on Sappho
Pindar

Histories by Herodotus
On Herodotus
The Purpose of the Histories: Notes on Book I
The Empires of Croesus and Cyrus
The Rise of Egypt: Notes on Book II
Egypt, Persia, and the New Regime: Book III
Darius and the New Persian Regime
The Battle of Marathon: Book VI
Xerxes, Thermopylae, and Salamis: Books VII – IX
Notes on Athenian Democracy
What Is History?
What Was The Cause of The Persian Wars?
An Inquiry into Herodotus’s Project
Notes on History

The Presocratic Fragments

Aeschylus
The Persians
The Idea of the Enemy in Aeschylus’s The Persians
Seven Against Thebes
The Suppliants
The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libations Bearers, The Eumenides)
Dialectic in Agamemnon
The Oresteia: An Affirmation of the Noble Lie
Thoughts on Aeschylus
Prometheus Bound
Notes on Aeschylus

Sophocles
The Theban Plays (Oedipus Tyrannus, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone)
Summary of the Oedipus Story
Oedipus and Greek Tragedy
Aristotle, Oedipus, and Greek Tragedy

Ajax
The Women of Trachis
Electra
Philoctetes

Euripides
Alcetis
Medea
Heracleidae
Hippolytus
Andromache
Hecuba
The Suppliants
Electra
Heracles
The Trojan Women
Iphiginaia in Tauris
Ion
Helen
Phoenician Women
Orestes
Bacchae
Iphiginaia at Aulis
Rhesus
Cyclops

The Pelopponesian War by Thucydides
Thucydides on Greek Origins

Aristophanes
The Acharnians
The Knights
The Clouds
The Wasps
Peace
The Birds
Lysistrata
Thezmorphorazuze
The Frogs
Ecclesiuze
Wealth

Plato
Examining the Platonic Dialogues
Apology
Crito
Charmides
Thoughts on Plato’s Charmides
Laches
Initial Thoughts on Plato’s Laches
Lysis
Socrates’s Failure In The Lysis
Euthyphro
Notes on Plato’s Euthyphro
Ion
Gorgias
Thoughts On The Gorgias
Protagoras
The Examination of Virtue in the Protagoras
Meno
Socrates and Meno
Euthydemus
Thoughts on the Euthydemus
Euthydemus’s Form of Relativism
Cratylus

Cratylus: Plato’s Dialogue on Language
Phaedo

Phaedrus
Initial Notes on Plato’s Phaedrus
Socrates and Phaedrus on Love
An Analysis of the Soul in the Phaedrus

Symposium
Thoughts on the Setting of Plato’s Symposium
The Symposium I: Phaedrus
The Symposium II: Pausanias
The Symposium III: Erixymachus, Aristophanes, Agathon, Socrates, and Alcibiades
What is Love in the Symposium?

The Republic
Plato’s Republic, Book I (Part I): Introduction
Plato’s Republic, Book I (Part II): Cephalus 

Plato’s Republic, Book I (Part III): Polemarchus
Plato’s Republic, Book I (Part IV): Thrasymachus
Plato’s Republic, Book II (Part I): Glaucon and Adeimantus
Plato’s Republic, Book II (Part II): The City In Speech
Theaetetus
Outline of the Theaetetus
Why Theaetetus
A Note on Temporality in the Theaetetus
Parmenides
The Silence of Socrates: Plato’s Parmenides
Sophist
Considering Plato’s Sophist
Statesmen

Thoughts on Plato’s Statesman
Philebus
Wandering Thoughts on the Philebus
Timaeus
Critias
Laws
The Seventh Letter

Xenophon
Anabasis
Cyropaedia
Hellenica
Agesilaus
Memorabilia
Symposium
Hiero

Aristotle
Categories
On Interpretation
Prior Analytics
Posterior Analytics
Topics
Sophistical Refutations
Physics
Heavens
On Generation and Corruption
Meteorology
On the Soul
Sense and Sensibilia
On Memory
On Sleep
On Dreams
On Divination in Sleep
On Length and Shortness of Life
On Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration
History of Animals
Parts of Animals
Movement of Animals
Progression of Animals
Generation of Animals
Metaphysics
Nicomachean Ethics
Nature in the Nicomachean Ethics
Politics
Rhetoric
Poetics
Aristotle, Oedipus, and Greek Tragedy

Elements by Euclid

The Dammapada

The Five Chinese Classics
Classic of Poetry
Book of Documents
Book of Rites
I Ching
Spring and Autumn Annals

The Art of War by Sun-Tzu

The Mahabarata

The Baghavad Gita

The Poetic Edda

Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes

On the Nature of Things by Lucretius

Commentaries on the Gallic War by Julius Caesar

Cicero
On the Republic
On the Laws
On the Ends of Goods and Evils
On Friendship
On Duties

Virgil
The Aeneid
Georgics
Eclogues

Metamorphoses by Ovid

History of Rome by Livy

Phaedra by Seneca

Juvenal’s Satires

Odes by Horace

Histories by Polybius

The Golden Ass by Apulieus

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