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Classics of Western Masterpieces 

This list introduces you to masterpieces and master thinkers of Western culture from Greco-Roman antiquity to the modern age (up to 1800 AD) by investigating works of literature and asking why these works hold powerful meanings for their original audiences and why they still arouse interest and provide controversy today.

1. Homer, Odyssey. Trans. S. Lombardo. Hackett Publishing. ISBN 0782204847

2. Sophocles, "Oedipus Tyrannus" in Theban Plays. Trans. P. Meineck & P. Woodruff. Hackett. ISBN 08722058515.

3. Virgil, Aeneid (The Essential Aeneid). Trans. S. Lombardo. Hackett. ISBN 0872207900

4. Ovid, Metamorphoses. Trans. Rolfe Humphries. Indiana University Press. ISBN13: 978-0253033598

5Dante, Inferno. Trans. S. Lombardo. Hackett. ISBN 0872209172

6. Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus. Hackett. ISBN 0872207293

7. John Milton, Paradise Lost.Gustave Doré Illustrated Ed. ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1592180851

8. Heliodorus, "An Ethiopian Novel" in Collected Ancient Greek Novels. Ed. E.P. Reardon. ISBN13: 9780520256552

9.Madame de La Fayette, The Princess of Clèves. Trans. T. Cave. Oxford. ISBN 9780199539178

 

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