Reading (and rereading) List

This is a reading list for the period of time between my undergraduate and graduate education, although I now see that there is no way that i will be able to finish the whole list before graduate school. Although I have received an excellent education, there are gaps that I would like to fill in, places I would like to strengthen, and new areas I would like to reach. Here is a preliminary list of works that I would like to read or reread. I will not (at least at the moment) indicate which of these I have read (or of which I have read selected pieces), but I will indicate which of these I have managed to finish during this period. I've been moving through the list rather slowly, and I've been adding books as well as reading a lot that is not on the list.

Some of these, like Aquinas, will obviously be selections, however, some of the works, like Herodotus' histories, I would like to read in their entirety, since I have before only read selections.

I'm adding links to these for the translations/editions that I am reading/will read. Some of them were picked by design (finding what I believe were the best translators) and others were because I found them at used book sales or they are the edition I borrowed/am borrowing from the library or from friends. Other suggestions for translators or great versions of the texts are welcome, especially on texts translated from German and other non-classical languages.

Those which are classically related, I will review at Platonic Psychology. Any others, I will review on Fragments of Sulpicia (III)

MURRAY: Early Greece 09/01/10
VERNANT: The Universe, the Gods, and Men: Ancient Greek Myths Told by Jean-Pierre Vernant 10/11/10, Origins of Greek Thought 09/04/10
VERNANT and VIDAL-NAQUET: Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece
HAMILTON: Mythology 
HOMER: The Iliad (in translation 05/16/14, in Greek), The Odyssey (in translation 01/14, in Greek)
HOMERIC HYMNS (in Greek): Aphrodite (06/12), Demeter (06/12), Hermes, Apollo
HESIOD: Theogony, Works and Days
HURWIT:The Art and Culture of Early Greece, 1100-480 B.C., The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles (09/11)
BARNES: Early Greek Philosophy
MORRIS:Burial and Ancient Society: The Rise of the Greek City-State
HERODOTUS: The Histories
CARTLEDGE: The Spartans, Alexander the Great (04/14)
AESCHYLUS: The Persians English (12/09/11) (Original Greek 03/12), Prometheus Bound (Original Greek), Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides (Greek)
TAPLIN: The Stagecraft of Aeschylus: The Dramatic Use of Exits and Entrances in Greek Tragedy
SOPHOCLES: Oedipus at Colonus, Ajax (Greek, English 06/14)
EURIPIDES: Hippolytus 01/31/11, Medea (Greek), Alcestis (05/16/14)
THUCYDIDES: Peloponnesian War
ARISTOPHANES: Congresswomen, Frogs (Greek), Lysistrata (Greek)
FOLEY: Female Acts in Greek Tragedy
GORGIAS: Encomium of Helen (Greek) 03/25/11
ISOCRATES: Helen (Greek), Pangyricus (Greek)
LYSIAS: Orations (Greek) I, III, VII (03/12), XI (03/12)
ANDOKIDES: On the Mysteries (Greek)
PLATO: Gorgias (10/05/14), Parmenides, Sophist, Timeas, Phaedrus (05/12/14), Cratylus (08/03/13), Philebus, Hipparchus, Rival Lovers, Theages, Lysis, Protagoras, Euthydemus, Greater Hippias, Menexenus, Critias, Epinomis, Statesman, 8th Letter, Laws, Crito (Greek-- 09/01/11), Ion (Greek), Apology (Greek)
VLASTOS: Socratic Studies 01/15/11, Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher
ZUCKERT: Plato's Philosophers, Postmodern Platos
NIGHTINGALE: Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy, Genres in Dialogue 09/18/10
NUSSBAUM: The Fragility of Goodness
HAVLOCK: Preface to Plato
OPHIR: Plato's Invisible Cities
BRANN: The Music of the Republic
LORAUX: The Invention of Athens 
XENEPHON: Conversations of Socrates, Symposium (In Greek, 03/12), Apology of Socrates (Greek)
ARISTOTLE: Physics, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, On Generation and Corruption, Poetics, Politics, Parts of Animals, Generation of Animals, Elements, De Anima, On Interpretation, Prior Analytics, Categories
OSBORNE: Greece in the Making, Archaic and Classical Greek Art
POMEROY et al: Ancient Greece: A Political, Social and Cultural History 
CHARITON: Callirhoe Book 1 (Greek)
LUCRETIUS: On the Nature of Things
NICOMACHUS: Arithmetic
HARVEY: Motion of the Heart and Blood
Essays by: Archimedes, Fahrenheit, Avogadro, Dalton, Cannizzaro, Virchow, Mariotte, Driesch, Gay-Lussac, Spemann, Stears, J.J. Thompson, Mendeleyev, Berthollet, J.L. Proust
THE BIBLE: New Testament
SULPICIA: (in Latin) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
VIRGIL: Aeneid (10/13)

HORACE: (In Latin) I.1, 5, 9, 11, 13, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 34, 37, 38; II.3, 6, 10, 13, 14; III.1, 2, 9, 13, 25, 30; IV. 6,7 Epodes 3, 8, 12, 15, 17 02/21/11 (and theoretically 5 more
PLUTARCH: "Caesar," (10/05/14) "Cato the Younger," "Antony," "Brutus", "Lycurgus," "Solon"
EPICTETUS: Discourses, Manual
SENECA: Letters to Lucilius (Latin: 5, 7, 11,12, 15, 18, 21, 27, 28, 33, 40, 43, 44, 47. 51, 51-57, 61, 76-80, 82, 84, 86-88, 90, 107, 108, 114, 122; English: 1-29, 33, 40, 43, 44, 47. 51, 51-57, 61, 70, 71, 76-80, 82, 84, 86-88, 90, 94, 95 107, 108, 114, 122)
TACITUS: Annals, Book 14 (in Latin-- 06/12)
LONGINUS: On the Sublime (03/14)
PTOLEMY: Almagest
PLOTINUS: The Enneads
AUGUSTINE: Confessions
MAIMONIDES: Guide for the Perplexed
ST. ANSELM: Proslogium
AQUINAS: Summa Theologica
MALORY: Le Morte d'Arthur
DANTE: Divine Comedy
MACHIAVELLI: The Prince, Discourses
KEPLER: Epitome IV
RABELAIS: Gargantua and Pantagruel
PALESTRINA: Missa Papae Marcelli
VIETE: Introduction to the Analytical Art
BACON: Novum Organum
SHAKESPEARE: Richard II, Richard III, Henry IV, The Tempest, As You Like It, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth 05/11, King Lear, Merchant of Venice and Sonnets
POEMS BY: Marvell, Donne, and other 16th- and 17th-century poets
DESCARTES: Geometry, Discourse on Method, Meditations on First Philosophy: With Selections from the Objections and Replies, Rules for the Direction of the Mind
PASCAL: Generation of Conic Sections, Pensees
CERVANTES: Don Quixote
GALILEO: Two New Sciences, The Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems
HOBBES: Leviathan
HOBBES AND BRAMHALL: On Liberty and Necessity
MILTON: Paradise Lost, Selected Sonnets
HUYGENS: Treatise on Light, On the Movement of Bodies by Impact
ELIOT: Middlemarch
SPINOZA: Theological-Political Treatise
RACINE: Phaedre
NEWTON: Principia Mathematica
SAUSSURE: Course in General Linguistics
KEPLER: Epitome IV
LEIBNIZ: Monadology, Discourse on Metaphysics, Essay On Dynamics, Philosophical Essays, Principles of Nature and Grace
SWIFT: Gulliver's Travels
ROUSSEAU: Social Contract (01/14), The Origin of Inequality (07/13)
MOLIERE: Le Misanthrope
ADAM SMITH: Wealth of Nations
KANT: Critique of Pure Reason, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, Basic Writings of Kant, "An Answer to the Question 'What Is Enlightenment?'" (07/13), Critique of Judgement
DEDEKIND: "Essay on the Theory of Numbers"
AMERICAN DOCUMENTS: "Articles of Confederation," "Declaration of Independence," "Constitution of the United States of America"
HAMILTON, JAY AND MADISON: The Federalist Papers
KETCHAM: The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Debates
WORDSWORTH: The Two Part Prelude of 1799
Essays by:  Young, Taylor, Euler, D. Bernoulli, Orsted, Ampere, Faraday, Maxwell 
HEGEL: Phenomenology of Mind, Selections
LOBACHEVSKY: Theory of Parallels
TOCQUEVILLE: Democracy in America Volume 1, Volume 2
MARX: Capital (selections), Political and Economic Manuscripts of 1844, The German Ideology
DOSTOEVSKY: Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground(10/29/11)
TOLSTOY: War and Peace
MELVILLE: Benito Cereno
O'CONNOR: Selected Stories
JANE AUSTEN: Pride and Prejudice (07/03/11), Persuasion, Mansfield Park
WILLIAM JAMES: Psychology, Briefer Course, Varieties of Religious Experience
NIETZSCHE: Beyond Good and Evil, The Genealogy of Morals, The Portable Nietzsche
KAUFFMAN: Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist, Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre, Tragedy and Philosophy, Hegel: Texts and Commentary
FREUD: Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON: Selected Writings
DUBOIS: The Souls of Black Folk
HUSSERL: Crisis of the European Sciences
HEIDEGGER: Basic Writings, Being and Time, Introduction to Metaphysics
EINSTEIN: Relativity: The Special and General Theory
CONRAD: Heart of Darkness
FAULKNER: Go Down Moses
FLAUBERT: Un Coeur Simple
WOOLF: Mrs. Dalloway, A Room of One's Own, Jacob's Room
WILDE: The Picture of Dorian Gray (10/31/11)
Poems by: Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Valery, Rimbaud
Essays by: Faraday, J.J. Thomson, Millikan, Minkowski, Rutherford, Davisson, Schrodinger, Bohr, Maxwell, de Broglie, Heisenberg, Mendel, Boveri, Sutton, Morgan, Beadle Tatum, Sussman, Watson Crick, Jacob Monod, Hardy
SCHMITT: The Concept of the Political
HAYAK: The Road to Serfdom 
LEVI-STRAUSS: Totemism (08/09/11)
DERRIDA: Dissemination, Writing and Difference, Of Grammatology
GREENE: The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos
BARUSIAK: The Archives of the Universe
HAWKING: A Brief History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell
FEYNMAN and WEINBERG: Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics
WEINBERG: In the First Three Minutes, Dreams of a Final Theory
HAWKING and PENROSE: The Nature of Space and Time
HOFSTADTER: Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
WALLACE: Infinite Jest
FRIEDMAN: The Lexus and the Olive Tree
VENUTI: The Translation Studies Reader

This list was derived in part from the St. John's College Reading List. St. John's College, which is a college I heavily considered when I was applying to college, bases their program on the concept of the great books of the Western cannon. It is a unique and fabulous curriculum, which, ironically, I did not take part in because I wanted a physics degree. Of course, I ended up majoring in classics instead. However, I think that the list from St. John's College is a good place to start in terms of being a well educated and well rounded person.

This list was augmented by syllabi from classes that I took in high school and college, my graduate reading list, and Egnatius' graduate reading list, as well as recommendations from friends and my own curiosity. A few more are requirement for grad school applications.

I have tried to provide links to the editions that I will be reading. For those books which I have not linked and to explore other editions, search here:

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