Appendix II

SECULAR CLASSICS (influential monuments of Western civilization which provide deep insight into Western secular culture)

Homer: The Iliad

Ancient epic Greek poem, of fundamental cultural influence, portraying events from the Trojan War. Image links to Murray translation. ISBN recommendation: 9626344288

Homer: The Odyssey

Sequel to the Iliad: portraying Odysseus’ 10 year journey home after the Trojan War. Image links to books 1-12 of the Murray translation. ISBN recommendation: 014305824X

Herodotus: The Histories

Ancient account of the wars between the Greeks and Persians, the rise of Cyrus the Great and the Persian Empire, & the culture and customs of the Greeks, Asians, and Egyptians, from the origins of the Trojan War to the Greek repulsion of Xerxes I. Image links to Godley translation. ISBN recommendations: 0674991303, 0674991311, 0674991338, 0674991346.

Arrian: Anabasis of Alexander

alexander-the-greatThe most complete classical account of the exploits of Alexander the Great. Image links to Chinnock translation. ISBN recommendations: 0674992601, 0674992970.

Livy: History of Rome

livy - romeA monumental and fascinating classical chronicle of the history and traditions of ancient Rome.  Image links to Roberts translation. ISBN recommendations: 9780674991262, 9780674991484, 9780674991903, 9780674992108, etc.

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