Sophomore Reading List 2013–2014

The following reading list may be subject to change. Please always check with tutors or cross-reference with the paper reading list distributed by the dean's office.

Date

Reading

Aug. 22, 2013

Bible: Genesis 1-11

Aug. 26, 2013

Bible: Genesis 12-25

Aug. 29, 2013

Bible: Genesis 26-50

Sep. 02, 2013

Bible: Exodus; Numbers 20

Sep. 05, 2013

Bible: Leviticus 11, 18-20; Deuteronomy

Sep. 09, 2013

Bible: Samuel I, II; Kings I, 1-4

Sep. 12, 2013

Bible: Psalms 1, 8, 14, 19, 22, 23, 42, 46, 51, 90, 121, 122, 126, 130, 131, 137, 139, 148 (These numbers are in the JPS, RSV, and Jerusalem Bibles. Users of other editions should cross check numbering.)

Sep. 16, 2013

Bible: Amos; Jonah; Isaiah 40-55

Sep. 19, 2013

Bible: Job

Sep. 23, 2013

Lucretius: De Rerum Natura  I-III

Sep. 26, 2013

Lucretius: De Rerum Natura  IV-VI

Sep. 30, 2013

Virgil: Aeneid  I-IV

Oct. 03, 2013

Virgil: Aeneid  V-VIII

Oct. 07, 2013

Virgil: Aeneid  IX-XII

Oct. 10, 2013

Plutarch: Lives Caesar; Cato the Younger

Oct. 14, 2013

Tacitus: Annals  I-II

Oct. 17, 2013

Tacitus: Annals  III-VI

Oct. 21, 2013

Epictetus: Handbook

Oct. 24, 2013

Bible: Matthew

Oct. 28, 2013

Bible: Luke

Nov. 01, 2013

Bible: Acts

Nov. 04, 2013

Bible: Gospel of John; First Letter of John

Nov. 7, 2013

Bible: I Corinthians

Nov. 11, 2013

Bible: Romans; James

Nov. 14, 2013

Plotinus: In The Essential Plotinus, O'Brien: The Descent of the Soul IV. 8 (pp. 62-71); The Good and the One VI. 9 (pp. 73-89); The Three Primal Hypostases V.1 (pp. 91-105); Contemplation III.8 (pp. 163-175)

Nov. 18, 2013

Augustine: Confessions  I-V

Nov. 21, 2013

Augustine: Confessions  VI-IX

Nov. 25, 2013

Augustine: Confessions  X-XI

Dec. 02, 2013

Anselm: Proslogium

Dec. 05, 2013

Christian Creeds: Apostolic Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed (see bookstore); Thomas Aquinas:Summa Theologiae: Prologue, Prima Pars (First Part) Questions 1, 2

Dec. 09, 2013

Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae: Prima Pars  (First Part) Question 3, Articles 1-4; Question 4; Question 6, Articles 1-2; Question 7, Articles 1; Question 8, Article 1, 3; Question 9, Article 1; Question 11, Articles 3-4

Dec. 12, (Thurs.) 2013

Thomas Aquinas: Summa TheologiaePrima Pars  (First Part) Question 12, Articles 1, 4, 5, 7, 11-13 Question 13, Articles 1-5, 11-12

 2013-2014 Seminar Reading List - Spring Semester

Date

Reading

Jan. 6, 2014

Dante: Divine Comedy, Inferno  I-XVII

Jan. 9, 2014

 Dante: Divine Comedy, Inferno  XVIII-XXXIV

Jan. 13, 2014

Dante: Divine Comedy, Purgatorio  I-XVIII

Jan. 16, 2014

Dante: Divine Comedy, Purgatorio  XIX-XXXIII

Jan. 20, 2014

Dante: Divine Comedy, Paradiso  I-XVII

Jan. 23, 2014

Dante: Divine Comedy, Paradiso  XVIII-XXXIII

Jan. 27, 2014

Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae, First Part of the Second Part, Question 90; Qu. 91, Articles 1-5; Qu. 93, Arts. 1-3, 5, 6; Qu. 94; Qu. 95, Arts. 1, 2; Qu. 96, Arts. 2-6; Qu. 97, Arts. 1-3

Jan. 30 , 2014

Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae, First Part of the Second Part, Qu. 100, Arts. 1-3, 9, 10, 12; Questions 106, 108, 109

Feb. 3, 2014

Christian Creeds (available in Bookstore) Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae, Second Part of the Second Part, Questions 1, 2, 4

Feb. 6, 2014

Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, Prologue; Knight's Tale

Feb. 10, 2014

Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, Miller's Prologue and Tale; Reeve's Prologue and Tale

Feb. 13, 2014

Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, Nun's Priest's Tale and Epilogue; Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

Feb. 17, 2014

Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, Clerk's Prologue and Tale; Franklin's Prologue and Tale

Feb. 20, 2014

Shakespeare: As You Like It

Feb. 24, 2014

Montaigne: Essays - To the Reader; I, 31 (Of Cannibals); II, 11 (Of Cruelty); III, 2 (Of Repentance)

Feb. 27 , 2014

Montaigne: Essays - III, 13 (Of Experience)

Mar. 17, 2014

Machiavelli: The Prince

Mar. 20, 2014

Machiavelli: Discourses on Livy - Introductory Letter; Book I: Preface, 1-28, 58 to end; Book II: Preface, 1-5

Mar. 24, 2014

Shakespeare: Richard II

Mar. 27, 2014

Shakespeare: Henry IV,  Part I

Mar. 31, 2014

Shakespeare: Othello

Apr. 3, 2014

Shakespeare: Hamlet

Apr. 7, 2014

Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion  Book I, Chapters 1-6; 15

Apr. 10, 2014

Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion  Book II, Chapters 1, 2 (sections 12-27), Chapter 3

Apr. 14, 2014

J. S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Apr. 17, 2014

Bacon: Novum Organum, Book I, Preface and Aphorisms 1-115 (LLA Edition, pp. 33-106; Open Court Edition, pp. 37-117; Cambridge Edition pp. 27-89)

Apr. 21, 2014

Bacon: Novum Organum, Book I, Aphorisms 116-130; Book II, Aphorisms 1-20 (LLA Edition pp. 106-156; Open Court Edition, pp. 117-173; Cambridge Edition pp. 89-135)

Apr. 24, 2014

Descartes: Discourse on Method  I-IV

Apr. 28, 2014

Descartes: Discourse on Method  V-VI

May 1, 2014

Shakespeare: Macbeth

May 5, 2014

Shakespeare: King Lear (Avoid newer editions that print two separate versions.)

May 8, 2014

Shakespeare: The Tempest

"The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts."
- Darwin