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Literature of the Western World, Volume I


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(NOTE: *New to this edition.)Volume I: The Ancient World Through the RenaissanceTHE ANCIENT WORLD. Gilgamesh.
The Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) King James Version: Genesis. Job. Psalms.
Homer: from The Iliad. The Odyssey.
*Aesop: Fables.
Aeschylus: The Oresteia. Agamemnon. The Libation Bearers. The Eumenides.
Sophocles: Oedipus the King. Antigone.
Euripides: Medea. *Helen.
Aristophanes: Lysistrata.
Virgil: from The Aeneid.
Ovid: from Amores. Heroides. Metamorphoses.
The New Testament (King James Version): from The Gospel According to Saint Matthew.
Greek and Latin Lyric Poetry.
Sappho: Poems.*Pindar: First Olympian Ode.*Theocritus: Idyll 1: Song of Thyrsis.Catullus: Poems.*Horace: Odes, Book 1.*Propertius: Elegies. Book I, no. 6: "I Am No Ordinary Coward". Book II, no. 15: "No Man More Blest!". Book III, no. 16: "Midnight, and a Letter Comes to Me". Book IV, no. 7: "A Ghost Is Someone". Cultural Texts of the Ancient World.
*Plato: from The Republic and The Apology.Aristotle, from Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics.Herodotus: from The History.Thucydides: from The Peloponnesian War.Livy: from The History of Rome.Marcus Aurelius: from Meditations. THE MIDDLE AGES. From The Koran.
*The Cattle Raid of Cooley: Exile of the Sons of Uisliu.
*Hrafnkel the Priest of Frey.
Marie de France: Lais. from *Fables.
*Renard the Fox: from Renard the Fox.*
Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy.
*The Thousand and One Nights: The Story of Sindbad the Sailor.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Geoffrey Chaucer: from The Canterbury Tales.
Christine de Pizan: from The Book of the City of Ladies.
Cultural Texts of the Middle Ages.
*John of Salisbury: from Polycraticus.Pope Eugene III: General Summons to a Crusade.Usamah Ibn-Munqidh: from Memoirs.Andreas Capellanus: from The Art of Courtly Love.Giraldus Cambrensis: from The Topography of Ireland.Saint Francis of Assisi: The Canticle of the Sun.Roger Bacon: from Opus Majus.Saint Thomas Aquinas: from Summa Contra Gentiles.Pope Boniface VIII: The Bull "Unum Sanctum.""The Goodman of Paris": from The Goodman of Paris. THE RENAISSANCE. Francis Petrarch: Rhymes.
Giovanni Boccaccio: The Decameron.
Marguerite de Navarre: The Heptameron.
Michel de Montaigne: Essays: Of Cannibals, From Apology for Raymond Sebond.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra: Don Quixote.
*William Shakespeare: The Tempest.
John Milton: Paradise Lost.
Renaissance Lyric Poetry.
Garcilaso de la Vega: Your Face Is Written in My Soul. While There Is Still the Color of a Rose...Santa Teresa de Jesus: If, Lord, Thy Love for Me Is Strong. Let Nothing Disturb Thee.Joachim Du Bellay: Regrets, XXXI. From a Winnower of Wheat to the Winds.Pierre de Ronsard: To Cassandre. On the Death of Marie. To Helene. Sonnet to an Unnamed Person.Fray Luis de Leon: Ode to Francisco Salins. The Life of the Blessed. At the Ascension. The Assumption of the Virgin.San Juan de la Cruz: One Dismal Night. O Living Flame of Love. I Entered Where I Did Not Know. A Shepherd, Young and Mournful, Grieves Alone. I Know Full Well the Water's Flowing Power.Edmund Spenser: Epithalamion.Luis de Gongora: A Rose. A Nightingale. The Spring. Soar High, My Love. Life's Greatest Misery. Allegory of the Brevity of Things Human. The Rosemary Spray.Bartolome Leonardo do Argensola: I Must Confess, Don Juan. Mary Magdalene.Lope de Vega: The Good Shepherd. Tomorrow. At Dawn the Virgin Is Born. Ice and Fires Contend with My Child. Where Are You Going, Maiden? A Little Carol of the Virgin. A Sonnet All of a Sudden.Michael Drayton: How Many Paltry, Foolish Painted Things. Since There's No Help.William Shakespeare: Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day. Sonnet 30: When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought. Sonnet 64: When I Have Seen by Time's Fell Hand Defaced. Sonnet 73: That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold. Sonnet 116: Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds. Sonnet 129: The Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame. Sonnet 130: My Mistress' Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun. Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made of Truth.Thomas Campion: I Care Not for These Ladies. Follow Your Saint.John Donne: The Good-Morrow. Song: Go, and Catch a Falling Star. The Canonization. The Funeral. The Flea. A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning. Love's Diet. Elegy XIX: To His Mistress Going to Bed. Holy Sonnets. A Hymn to God the Father.Robert Herrick: To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time. To Daffodils.John Milton: On the Late Massacre in Piedmont. When I Consider How My Light Is Spent.Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: On Her Portrait. This Evening When I Spoke to You. Elusive Shadow of My Substance, Stay. Verses Against the Inconsequence of Men's Tastes and Strictures. Cultural Texts of the Renaissance.
*Giovanni Pico della Mirandola: from Oration on the Dignity of Man.Desiderius Erasmus: from In Praise of Folly.Niccolo Machiavelli: from The Prince.Nicholas Copernicus: from The Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres.Baldassare Castiglione: from The Book of the Courtier.Martin Luther: from The Ninety-Five Theses.

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