Great Books of the Western World Year Six

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

The following is the sixth 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.

OLD TESTAMENT [Genesis, Exodus, Deuteronomy]
Other Bible versions available, please check the catalog

HOMER: The Odyssey

PLATO: Laws [Book X]

ARISTOTLE: Metaphysics [Book XII]

TACITUS: The Histories

PLOTINUS: Fifth Ennead

ST. AUGUSTINE: The City of God [Book XV-XVIII]

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: Summa Theologica [Part I, QQ 1-13]

DANTE: The Divine Comedy [Purgatory]

SHAKESPEARE: Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Twelfth Night

SPINOZA: Ethics [Part I]

MILTON: Samson Agonistes

PASCAL: The Provincial Letters

LOCKE: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding [Book IV]

GIBBON: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [Ch. 1-5, General Observations on the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West]

KANT: Critique of Pure Reason [Transcendental Dialectic]

HEGEL: Philosophy of History [Introduction]

TOLSTOY: War and Peace [Book IX-XV, Epilogues]

All books (1 - 17) of the Maude translation:

KIERKEGAARD – Fear and Trembling (translations may not be PD)

HUIZINGA – The Waning of the Middle Ages [I - X] (translation into English in 1924)

SHAW – Saint Joan (published 1924)