Classical World Reading List
Representative authors and works from the Greek and Roman classical era, including but not limited to the genres of biography, drama, history, philosophy, and poetry
1 The Iliad
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2 The Odyssey
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 562,011 ratings
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3 The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 36,131 ratings
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4 The Republic
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 82,271 ratings
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5 The Aeneid
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 61,624 ratings
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6 Meditations
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 24,259 ratings
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7 The Histories
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 20,753 ratings
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8 The Oresteia
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 18,844 ratings
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9 Medea
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 30,003 ratings
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10 The History of the Peloponn...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 17,290 ratings
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11 The Trial and Death of Socr...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 18,818 ratings
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12 Metamorphoses
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 33,547 ratings
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13 The Complete Plays
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 1,264 ratings
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14 The Nicomachean Ethics
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 16,630 ratings
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15 The Bacchae and Other Plays
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 2,160 ratings
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16 The Golden Ass: Or Metamorp...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 6,233 ratings
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17 The Conquest of Gaul
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 3,967 ratings
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18 The Persian Expedition
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 3,193 ratings
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19 Politics
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 16,561 ratings
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20 The Fall of the Roman Repub...
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21 Electra
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 4,399 ratings
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22 Lysistrata and Other Plays
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 3,060 ratings
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23 The Consolation of Philosophy
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 5,431 ratings
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24 The Twelve Caesars
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 8,880 ratings
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25 The Agricola and the Germania
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,451 ratings
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26 The Landmark Thucydides: A ...
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27 The Rise and Fall of Athens...
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28 The Confessions of Saint Au...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 21,780 ratings
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29 Makers of Rome: Nine Lives
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,059 ratings
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29 On Sparta
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 702 ratings
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31 The Collected Dialogues
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 313 ratings
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32 An Ethiopian Romance
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 214 ratings
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33 Lives of the Noble Greeks
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 186 ratings
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34 The Essential Writings
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 91 ratings
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34 Theogony/Works and Days
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 5,946 ratings
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36 Aesop's Fables
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 71,692 ratings
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37 Homeric Hymns
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 2,424 ratings
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38 Ten Plays
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 1,031 ratings
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39 On the Republic/On the Laws
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,090 ratings
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40 Prometheus Bound and Other ...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 2,639 ratings
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41 Letters from a Stoic
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 4,233 ratings
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42 Jason and the Golden Fleece
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 4,904 ratings
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42 The Sixteen Satires
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,153 ratings
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44 The Library of Greek Mythology
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 537 ratings
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45 The Early History of Rome: ...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 4,730 ratings
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45 The Complete Poems
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 4,383 ratings
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47 The History of Rome, Books ...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 2,009 ratings
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48 Selected Political Speeches
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 864 ratings
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49 The Rise of the Roman Empire
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 2,221 ratings
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50 The Essential Writings
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 189 ratings
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51 The Satyricon
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 3,385 ratings
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52 Hippolytus
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,928 ratings
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53 A History of My Times
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53 Ajax
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,502 ratings
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55 Suppliant Women
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 69 ratings
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55 The Seven Against Thebes
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 540 ratings
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57 The Age of Alexander: Nine ...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 883 ratings
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58 Prometheus Bound
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 5,321 ratings
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59 The Suppliants
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60 The Life of Alexander the G...
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61 The Campaigns of Alexander
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,900 ratings
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62 Poetics
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 8,278 ratings
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63 Poems
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 326 ratings
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64 Four Plays: The Clouds/The ...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 4,229 ratings
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65 The Civil Wars
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 594 ratings
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66 Selected Works
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67 Murder Trials
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 113 ratings
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68 Sallust
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 33 ratings
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69 The Civil War
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 3,474 ratings
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70 The Roman History: The Reig...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 777 ratings
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71 The Annals of Imperial Rome
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 4,465 ratings
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72 The Letters of the Younger ...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 674 ratings
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73 The Later Roman Empire: A.D...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 545 ratings
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74 Noctes Atticae
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings
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Ben Great list! This link might be helpful for this list: http://www.interleaves.org/~rteeter/g...


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