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Introduction to Classical Literature

Here is a list which can serve as a good introduction to classical literature of Western tradition. It is mostly based on various recommendations for students of philology I have collected. In some cases it may count that you have read different works of the same author than those listed here (except of the most famous titles), or if you have read only a part (for anthologies or big works). The image is taken from the 1964 film adaptation of "Hamlet".
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The Iliad (Homer)
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The Odyssey (Homer)
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Works and Days
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Theogony
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Ancient Greek Poetry (.)
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Archilochus (Archilochos)
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Poems of Sappho (Sappho)
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Odes of Pindar
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The Oresteian Trilogy (Aeschylus)
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Prometheus Bound (Aeschylus)
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Oedipus the King (Sophocles)
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Antigone (Sophocles)
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13
Oedipus at Colonus (Sophocles)
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Ajax (Sophocles)
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Medea (Euripides)
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Hippolytus (Euripides)
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The Bacchae (Euripides)
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Iphigenia at Aulis (Euripides)
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The Clouds (Aristophanes)
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The Frogs (Aristophanes)
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Lysistrata (Aristophanes)
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The Birds
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The Histories (Herodotus)
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The Peloponnesian War (Thucydides)
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25
The Persian Expedition (Xenophon)
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Symposium (Plato)
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Republic (Plato)
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Poetics (Aristotle)
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Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle)
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Callimachus--Hymns and Epigrams
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The Voyage of Argo: The Argonautica
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Theocritus--Idylls
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Dyskolos (The Grouch) (Menander)
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Menander--The Girl From Samos
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Lucian--Satires
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Plutarch--Lives
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37
Ethiopian Story (Heliodorus)
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Daphnis and Chloe (Longus)
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Leucippe and Clitophon (Achilles Tatius)
40
Callirhoe (Chariton)
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