Monday, November 25, 2013

The Western Canon

I pulled Harold Bloom's Western Canon list this morning and started matching the entries to the Project Gutenberg library. It's amazing how many of the core ancient greek texts aren't available there yet (though many of the missing are available elsewhere). A surprising number of the missing are due to copyright. An embarrassing number are books I have yet to read.

Give the gift of culture and knowledge this Christmas. None of these books will cost you a penny.

Title - Gilgamesh
Title - Egyptian Book of the Dead
Title - Sayings of the Fathers (Pirke Aboth)
Title - Mahabharata
Title - Bhagavad-Gita
Title - Ramayana
Title - Iliad - Homer
Title - Odyssey - Homer
Title - Works and Days - Hesiod
Title - Theogony - Hesiod
Title - The Poetry of Sappho
Title - Odes - Pindar
Title - Oresteia - Aeschylus
Title - Seven Against Thebes - Aeschylus
Title - Prometheus Bound - Aeschylus
Title - Persians - Aeschylus
Title - Suppliant Women - Aeschylus
Title - Oedipus the King - Sophocles
Title - Oedipus at Colonus - Sophocles
Title - Antigone - Sophocles
Title - Electra - Sophocles
Title - Ajax - Aeschylus
Title - Women of Trachis - Sophocles
Title - Philoctetes - Sophocles
Title - Cyclops - Euripides
Title - Alcestis - Euripides
Title - Hecuba - Euripides
Title - Bacchae - Euripides
Title - Orestes - Euripides
Title - Medea - Euripides
Title - Hippolytus - Euripides
Title - Iphigenia at Aulis - Euripides
Title - The Birds - Aristophanes
Title - The Clouds - Aristophanes
Title - The Frogs - Aristophanes
Title - Lysistrata - Aristophanes
Title - The Knights - Aristophanes
Title - The Wasps - Aristophanes
Title - The Assemblywomen - Aristophanes
Title - The Histories - Herodotus
Title - The Peloponnesian Wars - Thucydides
Title - Poetics - Aristotle
Title - Ethics - Arostotle
Title - On the Sublime - Longinus
Title - Idylls - Theocritus
Title - Lives - Plutarch
Title - Moralia - Plutarch
Title - Fables - Aesop
Title - Satires - Lucian
Title - Amphitryon - Plautus
Title - The Eunuch - Terence
Title - The Mother-in-Law - Terence