Freshman Reading List, 2013–14

Click here for the 2013 January Freshman Reading List

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. 29, 2013

Homer: Iliad, Books 1-6

Sep. 2, 2013

Iliad, Books 7-12

Sep. 5, 2013

Iliad, Books 13-18

Sep. 9, 2013

Iliad, Books 19-24

Sep. 12, 2013

Homer: Odyssey, Books 1-8

Sep. 16, 2013

Odyssey, Books 9-16

Sep. 19, 2013

Odyssey, Books 17-24

Sep. 23, 2013

Aeschylus: Agamemnon

Sep. 26, 2013

Aeschylus: Libation Bearersand Eumenides

Sep. 30, 2013

Herodotus: Histories

Oct. 3, 2013

Histories

Oct. 7, 2013

Histories

Oct. 10, 2013

Plato: Gorgias, 447a-481b

Oct. 14, 2013

Gorgias, 481b-527c

Oct. 17, 2013

Plato: Meno

Oct. 21, 2013

Sophocles: Antigone

Oct. 24, 2013

Plato: Republic, I

Oct. 28, 2013

Republic, II-III

Oct. 31, 2013

Republic, IV-V

Nov. 4, 2013

Republic, VI-VII

Nov. 7, 2013

Republic, VIII-IX

Nov. 11, 2013

Republic, X

Nov. 14, 2013

Aristophanes: Clouds

Nov. 18, 2013

Plato: Apology, Crito

Nov. 21, 2013

Plato: Phaedo, 57a-89a

Nov. 25, 2013

Phaedo, 89b-118a

Dec. 2, 2013

Sophocles: Oedipus Rex

Dec. 5, 2013

Plato: Theaetetus, 142a-187a

Dec. 9, 2013

Theaetetus, 187a-210c

Dec. 12, 2013

Plato: Sophist, 216a-249d

Dec. 16, 2013

Sophist, 249d-end

Dec. 19, 2013

Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound

Dec. 20-Jan. 19, 2014

WINTER VACATION

Jan. 20, 2014

Thucydides: Peloponnesian War, I; II, 1-46

Jan. 23, 2014

Peloponnesian War, II, 47-65;  III, 1-86; IV, 1-41

Jan. 27, 2014

Peloponnesian War, IV, 42-135; V, 1-26, 84-116; VI, 1-32

Jan. 30, 2013

Peloponnesian War, VI, 32-105; VII; VIII, 1-18

Feb. 3, 2014

Plato: Phaedrus, 227a-257c

Feb. 6, 2014

Plato: Phaedrus, 257c-end

Feb. 10, 2014

Plato: Symposium, 172a-201c

Feb. 13, 2014

Symposium, 201d-223d

Feb. 17, 2014

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics, I

Feb. 20, 2014

Nicomachean Ethics, II, III

Feb. 24, 2014

Nicomachean Ethics, IV, V

Feb. 27, 2014

Nicomachean Ethics, VI, VII

Mar. 3, 2014

Nicomachean Ethics, VIII, IX

Mar. 6, 2014

Nicomachean Ethics, X

Mar. 10, 2014

Aristotle: Politics

Mar. 13, 2014

Politics

Mar. 14-29, 2014

SPRING VACATION

Mar. 31, 2014

Sophocles: Ajax

Apr. 3, 2014

Lucretius: On the Nature of Things, I-II

Apr. 7, 2014

On the Nature of Things, III-IV

Apr. 10, 2014

On Nature of Things, V-VI

Apr. 14, 2014

Plato: Timaeus, 17a-53e

Apr. 17, 2014

Aristotle: Physics

Apr. 21, 2014

Physics

Apr. 24, 2014

Physics

Apr. 28, 2014

Physics

May 1, 2014

Physics

May 5, 2014

Aristotle: Metaphysics,  Book I (Α), Ch.1-2;  Book XII (Λ), Ch. 6-10

May 8, 2014

Euripides: Bacchae

May 12, 2014

Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus

May 15, 2014

Aristophanes: Frogs

May 19, 2014

Aristotle: Poetics

May 22, 2014

Sophocles: Philoctetes

 

Supplemental Reading

Date

Supplemental Reading

Sep 30. 2013

Histories, I; III, 37-38

Oct. 3, 2013

Histories, V, 62-78; VI, 94-140; VII, 1-60, 99-end

Oct. 7, 2013

Histories, VIII, IX

Mar. 10, 2014

Politics, I; II, 1260 b27-1264 b26, 1266 a30-1269 a25

Mar. 13, 2014

Politics, III; VII, 1323 a14-1326 b27

Apr. 17, 2014

Physics, I, 184 a9-184 b14 and 189 b30-192 b7;  II, 192 b8-195 b30

Apr 21, 2014

Physics, II, 195b31-200 b11

Apr. 24, 2014

Physics, III, 200b12-202b29; IV, 217b29-224a16

Apr. 28, 2014

Physics, III, 202b30-208a25;IV, 208a26-217b28

May 1, 2014

Physics, VIII, 250 b11-260 a19 and 265 a13-267 b27

 

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