Great Books of the Western World Year Three

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Great Books of the Western World Ten Year Reading Plan - Year Three

Great Books of the Western World is a series of books originally published in the United States in 1952 by Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. in an attempt to present the western canon in a single package of 54 volumes. The series is now in its second edition and contains 60 volumes. It retails for US$1,195 (GB£585 or €861). (Wikipedia -
The following is the third year of the suggested ten year reading plan for the Second Edition, linked to public domain versions of each of the readings. Note that preference is given to completed audio versions on LibriVox. If there is no completed audio version but the work is in progress, then a link is provided to the forum thread. If there is no version in progress, then a link is provided to a public domain text source.

AESCHYLUS: Prometheus Bound

HERODOTUS: The History [Book VII-IX]

THUCYDIDES: The History of the Peloponnesian War [Book I-II, V]

PLATO: Statesman

ARISTOTLE: On Interpretation [Ch. 1-10] Couldn´t find a PD translation.

ARISTOTLE: Politics [Book III-V]

EUCLID: Elements [Book I]

TACITUS: The Annals

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: Summa Theologica [Part I-II, QQ 90-97] IN PROGRESS

CHAUCER: Troilus and Cressida IN PROGRESS


MILTON: Paradise Lost

LOCKE: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding [Book III, Ch. 1-3, 9-11]

KANT: Science of Right Couldn´t find a PD translation.

MILL: Representative Government [Ch. 1-6] IN PROGRESS

LAVOISIER: Elements of Chemistry [Part I]

DOSTOEVSKY: The Brothers Karamazov [Part I-II]

FREUD: The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis

TWAIN – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

LEVI-STRAUSS – Structural Anthropology [Selections] NOT PD

POINCARÉ – Science and Hypothesis [Part I - II]

Other years' list can be found here

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