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has anybody seen or put together reading list for history?

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Here's my DD's for 9th(Ancients)  and 10th (Medieval/renaissance) grades:


1. Reading for literature/ history- Great books:

The Iliad                     Homer (translated by Fitzgerald)

The Odyssey               Homer (translated by Fitzgerald)

Histories                      Herodotus

Antigone                     Sophocles

Oedipus Rex               Sophocles

Oedipus on Colonos   Sophocles

Electra                        Euripides

Poetry                          Sappho

The Aeneid                 Vergil

Metamorphoses          Ovid

The Trial and Death of Socrates         Plato


Supplementary reading:


A Day in Old Athens              William S. Davis

A day in Old Rome                 William S. Davis       

Aristotle leads the way           Joy Hakim

The Greek Treasure                Irving Stone   

Everyday things in Ancient Greece    C. H. Quennell

The King must die                  Mary Renault

Famous Men of Rome             John Haaren

The buildings of Ancient Rome         Helen and Richard Leacroft




1. Reading for literature/ history- Great books:


Chaucer Canterbury Tales

Song of Roland


Dante Inferno

Shakespeare: Sonnets

A Midsummer Night’s Dream



Romeo and Juliet

King Lear

Much Ado about Nothing

Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus, Tamerlan


Supplementary reading:

Umberto Eco The Name of the Rose

The Monster and the critics (JRR Tolkien)

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