2024 Reading List

2024 Reading List

Year Theme: My Big Fat Greek Reading List

2024 will be year 2 of The Great Books+ Project. I will start reading straight through the Bible in January & February. I will then proceed with the Great Books, taking breaks during July and December.

January – February 2024

The Hebrew Bible + The New Testament

This year, I’ll be reading through the Robert Alter translation with commentary of the Hebrew Bible. I will then read David Bentley Hart’s translation of the New Testament.

The Five Books Of Moses
The Five Books of Moses
The Prophets Robert Alter
Prophets
Hebrew Bible Robert Alter
The Writings
The New Testament David Bentley Hart
The New Testament
March – June 2024

Spring Semester of The Great Books

These books include both the Great Books and the companion guides that help me understand the main text.

Reading Now
The Iliad Fitzgerald
The Iliad
Iliad Companion
A Companion to The Iliad
Next Book
Aesop Fables
Aesop’s Fables
Pindar Odes
Pindar: The Odes
Oresteia
Aeschylus: The Oresteia
Prometheus Bound
Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound, The Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, The Persians
Theban Plays
Sophocles: The Theban Plays
Sophocles Complete Plays
Sophocles: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes
Landmark Thucydides
History of the Peloponnesian War
Euripides Medea
Euripides: Medea, Hecabe, Electra, Heracles
Euripides Bacchae
Euripides: Phoenician Women, Orestes, Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis, Rhesus
Euripides Trojan Women
Euripides: The Trojan Women, Andromache
Aristophanes Four Books
Aristophanes: Clouds, Birds, Lysistrata, Women of the Assembly
Plato Collected Dialogs
Plato: Apology, Laches, Symposium, Philebus, Crito, Phaedo, Theatetus, Meno
Commentary Plato Meno
A Commentary on Plato’s Meno
Plato Republic
Plato: The Republic
Hellenika Xenophon
Hellenika
Anabasis
Anabasis
Cyropaedia
Cyropaedia (The Education of Cyrus)
July 2024

Summer Break

During July, I’ll be taking a break from The Great Books to mix in some books on the TBR (to be read) list.

I'll be selecting these books soon.
August – November 2024

Fall Semester of The Great Books

These books include both the Great Books and the companion guides that help me understand the main text.

Book Author Version Translation
The Cave and the Light Arthur Herman
Rhetoric Aristotle University of Chicago Press Robert Bartlett
Physics Aristotle Rutgers University Press Joe Sachs
Politics Aristotle University of Chicago Press Carnes Lord
Nichomachean Ethics Aristotle University of Chicago Press Robert Bartlett & Susan Collins
Poetics Aristotle Penguin Classics Malcolm Heath
Analects Confucius Everyman’s Library Arthur Waley
Elements Euclid Green Lion Press
– Encounters with Euclid Benjamin Wardhaugh
The Art of Happiness Epicurus Penguin Classics George Strodach
December 2024

Winter Break

I’ll close out each year with some fun, light reading before I start back in next year.

I'll be selecting these books soon.