Joseph Brodsky's List of 83 Books You Should Read to Have an Intelligent Conversation

The list actually adds up to 99 books! These books originate from a list that Brodsky gave to his class.
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The Bhagavad Gita
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Mahabharata
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The Epic of Gilgamesh
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Old Testament
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The Iliad
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The Odyssey (Homer)
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Herodotus -- The Histories
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Sophocles
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Aeschylus
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Hippolytus
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Electra
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Phoenician Women (Euripides)
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Thucydides -- The History of the Peloponnesian War
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Dialogues of Plato
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Aristotle--Poetics
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Aristotle--Nicomachean Ethics
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De Anima (Aristotle)
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Poems From the Greek Anthology (Robert Fitzgerald)
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Lucretius--On the Nature of Things
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Parallel Lives (Plutarch)
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The Aeneid (Virgil)
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Virgil--Georgics and Eclogues
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Tacitus Annals
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Metamorphoses Ovid
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Ovid--Heroides
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Ovid--The Art of Love
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New Testament and Psalms
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Lives of the Caesars - Suetonius
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Meditations
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The Poems of Catullus (Catullus)
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Horace--Epistles, Odes, and Satires
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Discourses (Epictetus)
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The Complete Plays of Aristophanes (Aristophanes)
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Historical Miscellany (Aelian)
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On the Nature of Animals (Aelianus)
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The Voyage of Argo: The Argonautica
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Fourteen Byzantine Rulers ((Michael) Psellus)
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1-3 (Edward Gibbon)
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Plotinus' Enneads
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Eusebius
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