Sophomore Reading List, 2013–14

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

Hebrew Bible; Genesis,  1-11

Sep. 2, 2013

Genesis,  12-23

Sep. 5, 2013

Genesis, 24-50

Sep. 9, 2013

Exodus

Sep. 12, 2013

Deuteronomy

Sep. 16, 2013

Samuel ; Kings; Chronicles

Sep. 19, 2013

Psalms

Sep. 23, 2013

Jeremiah & Jonah

Sep. 26, 2013

Job

Sep. 30, 2013

Livy: The Early History of Rome

Oct. 3, 2013

Plutarch: Lives, Cato the Younger, and Caesar

Oct. 7, 2013

Plutarch: Antony and Brutus

Oct. 10, 2013

Virgil: Aeneid, Books 1-4

Oct. 14, 2013

Aeneid, Books 5-8

Oct. 17, 2013

Aeneid, Books 9-12

Oct. 21, 2013

Tacitus: Annals, I-II

Oct. 24, 2013

Annals, III-VI

Oct. 28, 2013

Epictetus: Discourses

Oct. 31, 2013

New Testament: Matthew

Nov. 4, 2013

New Testament: John (Gospel), I John (Epistle)

Nov. 7, 2013

New Testament: Acts

Nov. 11, 2013

New Testament: Romans

Nov. 14, 2013

New Testament: I Corinthians

Nov. 18, 2013

Aristotle: On the Soul, II, 1-7, 11-12

Nov. 21, 2013

On the Soul, III, 3-13; I, 4, 408b 18-30

Nov. 25, 2013

Plotinus: Enneads

Dec. 2, 2013

Augustine: Confessions, 1-6

Dec. 5, 2013

Confessions, 7-9

Dec. 9, 2013

Confessions, 10-11

Dec. 12, 2013

Maimonides: Guide of the Perplexed

Dec. 16, 2013

Guide of the Perplexed

Dec. 19, 2013

Guide of the Perplexed

Dec. 20-Jan. 19, 2014 

WINTER VACATION

Jan. 20, 2014

Anselm: Proslogium; Gaunilon's: Reply and Anselm's: Response

Jan. 23, 2014

Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae

Jan. 27, 2014

Summa Theologiae

Jan. 30, 2013

Summa Theologiae

Feb. 3, 2014

Dante: Divine Comedy, Inferno, Cantos 1-17

Feb. 6, 2014

Divine Comedy, Inferno, Cantos 18-End

Feb. 10, 2014

Divine Comedy, Purgatorio, Cantos 1-18

Feb. 13, 2014

Divine Comedy, Purgatorio, Cantos 19-End

Feb. 17, 2014

Divine Comedy, Paradiso, Cantos 1-17

Feb. 20, 2014

Divine Comedy, Paradiso, Cantos 18-End

Feb. 24, 2014

Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae

Feb. 27, 2014

Summa Theologiae

Mar. 3, 2014

Chaucer: Canterbury Tales

Mar. 6, 2014

Canterbury Tales

Mar. 10, 2014

Canterbury Tales

Mar. 13, 2014

Shakespeare: As You Like It

Mar. 14-29, 2014

SPRING VACATION

Mar. 31, 2014

Machiavelli: The Prince, I - XIV

Apr. 3, 2014

The Prince, XV -XXVI

Apr. 7, 2014

Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream

Apr. 10, 2014

Montaigne: Essays, "Education of Children," "Of Cannibals"

Apr. 14, 2014

Essays, “Of Experience”

Apr. 17, 2014

Shakespeare: Richard II

Apr. 21, 2014

Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part I

Apr. 24, 2014

Henry IV, Part II

Apr. 28, 2014

Bacon: New Organon

May 1, 2014

Bacon: New Atlantis; Great Instauration

May 5, 2014

Descartes: Discourse on Method, I-III

May 8, 2014

Discourse on Method, IV-VI

May 12, 2014

Shakespeare: Othello

May 15, 2014

Shakespeare: Macbeth

May 19, 2014

Shakespeare: King Lear

May 22, 2014

Shakespeare: Tempest


Supplemental Reading

Date

Supplemental Reading

Sep. 16, 2013

Hebrew BibleI Samuel, 8-31; II SamuelI Kings, 1-2; II Chronicles, last chapter only

Sep. 19, 2013

Bible: Psalms  8, 14, 19, 22, 23, 38, 39, 46, 51, 90, 91, 107, 110, 130, 137, 139, (as numbered in RSV and Jerusalem editions; users of other editions should cross-check for correct selection)

Sep. 23, 2013

Jeremiah, 1, 26-45 & Jonah

Sept. 30, 2013

The Early History of Rome (Penguin Classics);  pp 29-148 (last paragraph)

Oct. 28, 2013

Discourses: Book I, Chapters 1, 2, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24;  Book II, Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 8

Nov. 25, 2013

The Essential Plotinus (O’Brien), “Beauty” (I,6) pp. 33-43; “Three Primal Hypostases” (V,1) pp. 90-104; “Contemplation” (III,8) pp. 162-175

Dec. 12, 2013

Guide, Part I., Epistle Dedicatory, Introduction, (pp. 3-20 of the Pines translation, University of Chicago Press, Volume I - photocopy); Part II, Chs. 13-19, 25

Dec. 16, 2013

Guide Part II., Chs. 32-40, 46-48, Volume II

Dec. 19, 2013

Guide Part III., Chs. 17-23, Volume II

Jan. 23, 2014

Summa Theologiae: (photocopy: "Articles of Faith" ); (photocopy: “Prologue”); Part I: q.1; q.2; q.3, arts. 3-4, 7

Jan. 27, 2014

ST: (photocopy, I: q.4: "Perfection of God"); q.12, arts. 12-13; q.13, arts. 1-5 and 11-12

Jan. 30, 2014

ST: (photocopy: "On the End of Man")

Feb. 24, 2014

ST:  Part II, Section 1: q.90; q.91; (photocopy, q.92: "Readings on Law: On the Effects of Law"); q.93, arts. 1-3

Feb. 27, 2014

ST:  Part II, Section 1: q.94, q.95, arts. 1-2; (photocopy, q.96: "Readings on Law: On the Power of Human Law"; q.97: “Readings on Law: On the Change in Laws”)

Mar. 3, 2014

Canterbury Tales: Prologue, "Knight's Tale"

Mar. 6, 2014

Canterbury Tales:  Prologues to the “Miller” & “Reeve’s Tale", "Miller's Tale"

Mar. 10, 2014

Canterbury Tales:  Prologue to the "Wife of Bath's Tale", "Wife of Bath's Tale"

Apr. 28, 2014

Bacon, New Organon: “Preface’” I, 1-69, 129, 130; II, 1-25, 52.

 

NB:  Aquinas selections are available in Introduction to St Thomas Aquinas(edited by Pegis), Modern Library, supplemented by photocopies, as indicated.

 

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