Reading List

Events

The Greek Dark Age

1100 BC - 800 BC

Theogeny

800 BC

The Odyssey

800 BC

The Founding of the Roman Republic

510 BC

The Persian Wars

500 BC - 479 BC

The Classical Age

479 BC - 431 BC

Meda

431 BC

The Peloponnesian War

431 BC - 404 BC

Philoctetes

409 BC

Iphigenia at Aulis

407 BC

Electra

400 BC

De Rerum Natura

50 BC

On Old Age

44 BC

The Reign of Caesar Augustus

31 BC - 14 AD

The Time of Christ

3 BC - 30 AD

The Gospels

40 AD - 95 AD

Handbook of Epictetus

125 AD

Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

167 AD

Exhortation to Martyrdom

235 AD

The Fall of Rome

476 AD

The Dark Ages

500 AD - 750 AD

The Founding of Islam

570 - 632

Proslogion

1078 AD

The Crusades

1095 AD - 1250 AD

The Song of Roland

1100

The Hundred Years' War

1337 - 1453

The Black Death

1347 - 1352

The Divine Comedy

1472

Age of Discovery

1492 - 1750

Oration on the Dignity of Man

1496

The Prince

1532

The Scientific Revolution

1550 - 1700

Utopia

1551

Henry V

1599

As You Like It

1603

King Lear

1606

Don Quixote

1615

Discourse on the Method

1637

Letter on Toleration

1689

Age of Enlightenment

1700 - 1789

Gulliver's Travels

1726

Candide

1759

The Declaration of Independence

1776

What Is Enlightenment?

1784

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Italian Unification

1815 - 1871

Notes from the Underground

1864

The Death of Ivan Ilych

1886

Orthodoxy

1908

World War I

28 July 1914 - 11 November 1918

Russian Revolution

1917

World War II

1940 - 1945

The Abolition of Man

1943

The Plague

1947

The Cold War

1947 - 1991

Cancer Ward

1967