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 Odyssey
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2 The Iliad
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 180,516 ratings
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3 The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus ...
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4 The Republic
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 77,239 ratings
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5 The History of the Peloponn...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 16,419 ratings
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6 The Oresteia
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 17,373 ratings
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7 The Trial and Death of Socr...
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8 The Aeneid
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 57,620 ratings
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9 Meditations
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 22,002 ratings
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10 The Histories
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11 The Complete Plays
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 1,173 ratings
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12 The Nicomachean Ethics
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 15,789 ratings
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13 Medea
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 28,781 ratings
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13 Metamorphoses
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15 The Bacchae and Other Plays
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 2,054 ratings
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16 The Golden Ass: Or Metamorp...
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17 The Conquest of Gaul
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18 The Persian Expedition
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19 Politics
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20 Electra
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21 Lysistrata and Other Plays
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22 The Twelve Caesars
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23 The Agricola and the Germania
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24 The Landmark Thucydides: A ...
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25 The Rise and Fall of Athens...
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26 The Confessions of Saint Au...
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27 Makers of Rome: Nine Lives
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27 The Fall of the Roman Repub...
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27 On Sparta
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30 The Collected Dialogues
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4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 280 ratings
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31 An Ethiopian Romance
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32 The Consolation of Philosophy
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33 Lives of the Noble Greeks
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34 The Essential Writings
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34 Theogony and Works and Days
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36 Aesop's Fables
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37 Homeric Hymns
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38 Ten Plays
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39 On the Republic/On the Laws
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40 Prometheus Bound and Other ...
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41 Letters from a Stoic
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42 Jason and the Golden Fleece
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42 The Sixteen Satires
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 1,077 ratings
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44 The Library of Greek Mythology
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 489 ratings
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45 The Early History of Rome: ...
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45 The Complete Poems
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47 The History of Rome, Books ...
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48 Selected Political Speeches
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49 The Rise of the Roman Empire
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50 Josephus: The Essential Wri...
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51 The Satyricon
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52 Hippolytus
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53 A History of My Times
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53 Ajax
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55 Suppliant Women
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56 The Age of Alexander: Nine ...
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57 The Life of Alexander the G...
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58 The Campaigns of Alexander
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59 Poetics
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60 Poems
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61 Four Plays: The Clouds/The ...
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62 The Civil Wars
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63 Selected Works
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64 Murder Trials
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 110 ratings
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65 Sallust
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66 The Civil War
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67 The Roman History: The Reig...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 670 ratings
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68 The Annals of Imperial Rome
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69 The Letters of the Younger ...
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70 The Later Roman Empire: A.D...
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71 Noctes Atticae
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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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