Santa Fe Sophomore Seminar Readings

Sophomore Seminar Readings

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.

Sophomore Seminar Readings for Fall 2021
Date Reading
August 26 Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 1–11
August 30 Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 12–23
September 2 Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 24–50
September 6 Hebrew Bible, Exodus
September 9 Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy
September 13 Hebrew Bible, I Samuel 8–31; II Samuel; I Kings, 1–2;
II Chronicles, last chapter only
September 16 Hebrew Bible,
Psalms 8, 14, 19, 22, 23, 38, 39, 46, 51, 90, 91, 107, 110, 130, 137, 139
(as numbered in RSV/Jerusalem editions; other editions cross-check for correct selection)
September 20 Hebrew Bible, Jeremiah 1, 26–45; Jonah
September 23 Hebrew Bible, Job
September 27 Livy, The Early History of Rome (Penguin Classics); sections 1–2.33
September 30 Plutarch, Lives, Alexander (first paragraph), Cato the Younger, and Caesar
October 4 Plutarch, Lives, Antony and Brutus
October 7 Virgil, Aeneid, Books 1–4
October 11 Virgil, Aeneid, Books 5–8
October 14 Virgil, Aeneid, Books 9–12
October 18 Tacitus, Annals, I–II
October 21 Tacitus, Annals, III–VI
October 25 Epictetus, Discourses, Book I, Chapters 1, 2, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24;
Book II, Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 8
October 28 New Testament, Matthew
November 1 New Testament, John (Gospel); I John (Epistle)
November 4 New Testament, Acts
November 8 New Testament, Romans
November 11 New Testament, I Corinthians
November 15 Aristotle, On the Soul, II, 1–7, 11–12
November 18 Aristotle, On the Soul, III, 3–13; I, 4, 408a29–b30
November 22 Plotinus, Enneads
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
November 29 Augustine, Confessions, 1–6
December 2 Augustine, Confessions, 7–9
December 6 Augustine, Confessions, 10–11
December 9 Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed
Part I, Epistle Dedicatory, Introduction, (pp. 3–20 of the Pines translation, University of Chicago Press, Volume I - photocopy);
Part II, Chs. 13–19, 23, 25
December 13 Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed, Part II, Chs. 32–40, 46–48, Volume II
December 16 Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed, Part III, Chs. 17–23, Volume II

 

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