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Introduction; Homer, Iliad I-XII

Homer, Iliad, XIII-XVIII

Homer, Iliad, XIX-XXIV

Homer, Iliad: Final Wrap-Up

      -- supplement: Iliad, Book 16 -- notes and study questions

"Homeric" Hymn to Demeter

Homer, Odyssey, I-VIII

Homer, Odyssey, IX-XVI

Homer, Odyssey, XVII-XXIV

Herodotus, Histories

The Birth of Tragedy; Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Aeschylus, Oresteia

Sophocles, Oedipus the King

Euripides, Bacchae

Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Aristophanes, Frogs

Plato, Symposium

Plato, Symposium (cont.); Genesis 1-3

Genesis (all)


The Book of Job

The Gospel according to Matthew (and, for comparison, Luke 1-4)

The Gospel according to John

Vergil, Aeneid, I-VI

Vergil, Aeneid, VII-IX

Vergil, Aeneid, X-XII

Augustine, Confessions, I-IX

Augustine, Confessions, X-XIII

Dante, Inferno, I-XI

Dante, Inferno, XII-XXII

Dante, Inferno, XXIII-XXXIV

Boccaccio, Decameron, Days 1-4

Boccaccio, Decameron, Days 5-10

Montaigne, Essays

Montaigne, Essays, revisited

Shakespeare, King Lear, Acts I-III

Shakespeare, King Lear, Acts III-V

The Midterm Exam

Cervantes, Don Quixote

Austen, Pride and Prejudice (Vol. I-II)

Austen, Pride and Prejudice (Vol. III)

Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment (Parts 1-2)

Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment (Parts 3-4)

Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment (Parts 5-6)

Woolf, To The Lighthouse (Part I)

Woolf, To The Lighthouse (Parts II and III)

Nabokov, Lolita (Part I)

Nabokov, Lolita (pp. 145-247)

Nabokov, Lolita (pp. 247-309)


Much of the material on these pages has been informed by lectures given at Columbia University by Professors Cathy Popkin, Kathy Eden, and Edward Tayler. In addition, some of the study questions are adapted from material originated by Professor Rachel Adams (also at Columbia). The Web hosting and message board programming are by Chris Snyder. The background inmage you see on this page is also by Mr. Snyder, and was inspired by a landscape of Yayannis Apostolos.
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