Annapolis Freshman Seminar Readings

Fall Semester 2021

This 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.

Freshman Seminar Readings for Fall 2021
Date Reading
August 26 Homer: Iliad, I–VI
August 30 Homer: Iliad, VII–XII
September 2 Homer: Iliad, XIII–XVIII
September 6 Homer: Iliad, XIX–XXIV
September 9 Homer: Odyssey, I–VIII
September 13 Homer: Odyssey, IX–XVI
September 16 Homer: Odyssey, XVII–XXIV
September 20 Plato: Meno
September 23 Aeschylus: Agamemnon
September 27 Aeschylus: Libation Bearers; Eumenides
September 30 Plato: Gorgias, 447A–481B
October 4 Plato: Gorgias, 481B–to end
October 7 Plutarch: Lives, Lycurgus; Solon
October 11 Herodotus: History, I; II 50–53, 112–120; III 37–38, 66-87
October 14 Herodotus: History, V, 105; VI, 48–120; VII (entire)
October 18 Herodotus: History, VIII; IX
October 21 Plato: Republic, I–II 367E
October 25 Plato: Republic, II 367E–IV 427C
October 28 Plato: Republic, IV 427D–VI 502C
November 1 Plato: Republic, VI 502D–VII
November 4 Plato: Republic, VIII–IX
November 8 Plato: Republic, X
November 11 Aristophanes: Clouds
November 15 Plato: Apology and Crito
November 18 Plato: Phaedo, 57A–84B
November 22 Plato: Phaedo, 84B–118B
November 29 Thucydides: Peloponnesian War, I; II, 1-54
December 2 Thucydides: Peloponnesian War, II, 55-78; III 1-87; IV, 1-74
December 6 Thucydides: Peloponnesian War, IV, 75–end; V 1-26, 84–116; VI (complete)
December 9 Thucydides: Peloponnesian War, VII; VIII 1–6, 45–end
December 13 Plato: Symposium, Beginning–198A
December 16
(Thursday)
Plato: Symposium, 198–end