Great Books of the Western World Year Two

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Check the Great Books of the Western World main page with links to all other years.

The following is the second 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.

HOMER: The Iliad

http://librivox.org/the-iliad-by-homer-translated-by-samuel-butler/

AESCHYLUS: Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides (a.k.a. The Oresteia)

http://librivox.org/the-oresteia-by-aeschylus/

SOPHOCLES: Oedipus the King, Antigone

Oedipus Rex - http://librivox.org/oedipus-rex-by-sophocles/
Antigone - http://librivox.org/antigone-by-sophocles/

HERODOTUS: The History [Book I-II]

Vol. 1: http://librivox.org/herodotus-histories-vol-1/
Vol. 2: http://librivox.org/herodotus-histories-vol-2/
Vol. 3: http://librivox.org/herodotus-histories-vol-3-by-herodotus-of-halicarnassus/

PLATO: Meno

http://librivox.org/meno-by-plato-2/

ARISTOTLE: Poetics

http://librivox.org/poetics-by-aristotle/

ARISTOTLE: Ethics [Book II; Book III, Ch. 5-12; Book VI, Ch. 8-13]

Eudemian Ethics: http://librivox.org/eudemian-ethics-by-aristotle/
Magna Moralia: http://librivox.org/magna-moralia-by-aristotle/
Nicomachian Ethics: http://librivox.org/the-nicomachean-ethics-by-aristotle/

NICOMACHUS: Introduction to Arithmetic

Couldn't find a PD translation

LUCRETIUS: On the Nature of Things [Book I-IV]

Leonard Translation: http://librivox.org/on-the-nature-of-things-by-lucretius-2/
Watson Translation: http://librivox.org/on-the-nature-of-things-by-titus-lucretius-carus/

MARCUS AURELIUS: Meditations

http://librivox.org/the-meditations-of-marcus-aurelius/

HOBBES: Leviathan [Part I]

Books 1 and 2: http://librivox.org/leviathan-books-i-and-ii-by-thomas-hobbes/
Books 3 and 4: http://librivox.org/leviathan-books-iii-and-iv-by-thomas-hobbes/

MILTON: Areopagitica

http://librivox.org/areopagitica-by-john-milton/

PASCAL: Pensées [Numbers 72, 82-83, 100, 128, 131, 139, 142-143, 171, 194- 195, 219, 229, 233-234, 242, 273, 277, 282, 289, 298, 303, 320, 323, 325, 330-331, 374, 385, 392, 395-397, 409, 412-413, 416, 418, 425, 430, 434-435, 463, 491, 525- 531, 538, 543, 547, 553, 556, 564, 571, 586, 598, 607-610, 613, 619-620, 631, 640, 644, 673, 675, 684, 692-693, 737, 760, 768, 792-793]

http://librivox.org/pensees_by_blaise_pascal/

PASCAL: Treatise on the Arithmetical Triangle

Text: http://www.cut-the-knot.org/arithmetic/combinatorics/PascalTriangle.shtml#Source
or https://archive.org/details/sourcebookinmath00smit (published in 1929, possibly still under copyright)

SWIFT: Gulliver's Travels

http://librivox.org/gullivers-travels-by-jonathan-swift/

ROUSSEAU: A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality

http://librivox.org/a-discourse-upon-the-origin-and-the-foundation-of-the-inequality-among-mankind-by-jean-jacques-rousseau/

KANT: Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals

http://librivox.org/fundamental-principles-of-the-metaphysic-of-morals-by-immanuel-kant/

MILL: On Liberty

http://librivox.org/on-liberty-by-john-stuart-mill/

VOLTAIRE: Candide

http://librivox.org/candide01/

NIETZSCHE – Beyond Good and Evil

http://librivox.org/beyond-good-and-evil-by-friedrich-nietzsche/

WHITEHEAD – Science and the Modern World [Ch I – VI] published 1925, likely in copyright

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