Classical Studies

Classics (also Classical Studies) is the branch of the humanities comprising the languages, literature, philosophy, history, art, archaeology and other culture of the ancient Mediterranean world (Bronze Age ca. BC 3000 – Late Antiquity ca. AD 300–600); especially Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome during Classical Antiquity (ca. BC 600 – AD 600). Traditionally, the study of the Classics (the period's literature) was the principal study of the humanities. ...more

First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country
24 Hours in Ancient Rome: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There
Pax Romana
The Iliad
Antigone Rising: The Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths
Catullus' Bedspread: The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet
Metamorphica
La lingua geniale: 9 ragioni per amare il greco
Classical Mythology
Searching for the Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World
Praetorian: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Imperial Bodyguard
Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet
Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny
Not All Dead White Men: Classics and Misogyny in the Digital Age
The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization
The Iliad
The Odyssey
The Aeneid
The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides
The Histories
Metamorphoses
History of the Peloponnesian War
The Republic
The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
The Twelve Caesars
The Symposium
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
Medea
Oedipus Rex  (The Theban Plays, #1)
Theogony / Works and Days
The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerThe Iliad by HomerThe Odyssey by HomerThe Aeneid by VirgilLord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell
About the Trojan War
217 books — 230 voters
The Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerCirce by Madeline MillerThe Odyssey by HomerThe Silence of the Girls by Pat BarkerThe Iliad by Homer
Best Trojan War Retellings
78 books — 85 voters

The Landmark Thucydides by ThucydidesHelen of Troy by Bettany HughesPodkayne of Mars by Robert A. HeinleinSomething Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Distractions
4 books — 1 voter
The Odyssey by HomerHoly Bible by AnonymousIlluminations of Hildegard of Bingen by Hildegard von BingenManifesto of the Free People's Union by Jakub LasakThe Aeneid by Virgil
Great Books of Western Civilization
20 books — 6 voters