Travel Movies Books Food Other
Sign In
Trending
New
Popular
type to search

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".
745 users · 2,340 views
 
made by fekete
avg. score: 69 of 660 (10%)
required scores: 1, 17, 36, 68, 112 

How many have you read?

1
The Iliad (Homer)
The Iliad (Homer)
2
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Odyssey (Homer)
3
Works and Days
Works and Days
4
Theogony
Theogony
5
Ancient Greek Poetry (.)
Ancient Greek Poetry (.)
6
Archilochus (Archilochos)
Archilochus (Archilochos)
7
Poems of Sappho (Sappho)
Poems of Sappho (Sappho)
8
Odes of Pindar
Odes of Pindar
9
The Oresteian Trilogy (Aeschylus)
The Oresteian Trilogy (Aeschylus)
10
Prometheus Bound (Aeschylus)
Prometheus Bound (Aeschylus)
11
Oedipus the King (Sophocles)
Oedipus the King (Sophocles)
12
Antigone (Sophocles)
Antigone (Sophocles)
ADVERTISEMENT
13
Oedipus at Colonus (Sophocles)
Oedipus at Colonus (Sophocles)
14
Ajax (Sophocles)
Ajax (Sophocles)
15
Medea (Euripides)
Medea (Euripides)
16
Hippolytus (Euripides)
Hippolytus (Euripides)
17
The Bacchae (Euripides)
The Bacchae (Euripides)
18
Iphigenia at Aulis (Euripides)
Iphigenia at Aulis (Euripides)
19
The Clouds (Aristophanes)
The Clouds (Aristophanes)
20
The Frogs (Aristophanes)
The Frogs (Aristophanes)
21
Lysistrata (Aristophanes)
Lysistrata (Aristophanes)
22
The Birds
The Birds
23
The Histories (Herodotus)
The Histories (Herodotus)
24
The Peloponnesian War (Thucydides)
The Peloponnesian War (Thucydides)
ADVERTISEMENT
25
The Persian Expedition (Xenophon)
The Persian Expedition (Xenophon)
26
Symposium (Plato)
Symposium (Plato)
27
Republic (Plato)
Republic (Plato)
28
Poetics (Aristotle)
Poetics (Aristotle)
29
Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle)
Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle)
30
Callimachus--Hymns and Epigrams
Callimachus--Hymns and Epigrams
31
The Voyage of Argo: The Argonautica
The Voyage of Argo: The Argonautica
32
Theocritus--Idylls
Theocritus--Idylls
33
Dyskolos (The Grouch) (Menander)
Dyskolos (The Grouch) (Menander)
34
Menander--The Girl From Samos
Menander--The Girl From Samos
35
Lucian--Satires
Lucian--Satires
36
Plutarch--Lives
Plutarch--Lives
ADVERTISEMENT
37
Ethiopian Story (Heliodorus)
Ethiopian Story (Heliodorus)
38
Daphnis and Chloe (Longus)
Daphnis and Chloe (Longus)
39
Leucippe and Clitophon (Achilles Tatius)
Leucippe and Clitophon (Achilles Tatius)
40
Callirhoe (Chariton)
Callirhoe (Chariton)
Page 1 of 17
Click books you've read