The Western Lit Survival Kit (Part I)
Greece: Cradle of (Greek) Civilization
  • Homer: IliadOdyssey
  • Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days 
  • Sappho, Pindar
  • Aeschylus: Promotheus Bound, The Oresteia
  • Sophocles: Oedipus Rex / Oedipus at Colonus / Antigone
  • Euripides: Medea
  • Aristophanes: Lysistrata, The Clouds, The Frogs, The Birds
Rome: When the World Was Ruled by Italians 
  • Catallus, Propertius, Tibullus
  • Virgil: The Eclogues, The Georgics, The Aeneid
  • Ovid: The Metamorphoses, The Art of Love
  • Horace: Epodes and Satires, Odes
  • St. Augustine of Hippo: Confessions
The Middle Ages and Points Between
  • Beowulf
  • The Song of Roland
  • Chrétien de Troyes: Lancelot, le chevalier de la Charrette (Knight of the Cart)
  • Thomas Mallory: Le Morte d’Arthur
  • Peter Abélard and Héloïse d’Argenteuil: The History of My Misfortunes, Letters
  • Romance de la Rose (Romance of the Rose)
  • Geoffrey Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde, The Canterbury Tales
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Dante Alighieri: La Vita Nuova, Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
The Renaissance: Back to the Future
  • Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch): Il Canzonierre
  • Giovanni Boccaccio: The Decameron
  • Benvenuto Cellini: Autobiography
  • François Villon: poems
  • François Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel
  • Michel de Montaigne: essays
  • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Don Quixote
  • Christopher Marlowe: The Jew of Malta, Doctor Faustus, Edward II
  • Edmund Spenser: The Faerie Queene
  • William Shakespeare: see below
  • Ben Jonson: Volpone, The Alchemist
William "Look At Me, I Get My Own Chapter" Shakespeare
  • The Tragedies: Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Cymbeline, Coriolanus
  • The Histories: Richard II, King Henry IV (Part One, Part Two), Henry V, Richard III
  • The Comedies: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shew, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Twelfth Night, As You Like It
  • sonnets
Here Come the Puritans: Parade, Meet Rain
  • Cavaliers: Robert Herrick, Richard Lovelace, John Suckling, Thomas Carew
  • Metaphysics: John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughn, Abraham Cowley, Richard Crawshaw, Andrew Marvell
  • John Bunyan: Grace Abounding, Pilgrim’s Progress
  • John Milton: Paradise Lost, poems

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reading: a world of ice and fire
next convention: 07.03-06: anime expo | los angeles
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