Santa Fe Sophomore Seminar Readings

Below is the schedule of sophomore seminar readings for the Fall 2022 semester. Also see

Sophomore Seminar Readings Fall 2022

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 2022
Date Reading
August 25 Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 1–11
August 29 Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 12–23
September 1 Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 24–50
September 5 Hebrew Bible, Exodus
September 8 Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy
September 12 Hebrew Bible, I Samuel 8–31; II Samuel; I Kings, 1–2;
II Chronicles, last chapter only
September 15 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 19 Hebrew Bible, Jeremiah 1, 26–45; Jonah
September 22 Hebrew Bible, Job
September 26 Livy, The Early History of Rome (Penguin Classics); sections 1–2.33
September 29 Plutarch, Lives, Alexander (first paragraph), Cato the Younger, and Caesar
October 3 Plutarch, Lives, Antony and Brutus
October 6 Virgil, Aeneid, Books 1–4
October 10 Virgil, Aeneid, Books 5–8
October 13 Virgil, Aeneid, Books 9–12
October 17 Tacitus, Annals, I–II
October 20 Tacitus, Annals, III–VI
October 24 Epictetus, Discourses, Book I, Chapters 1, 2, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24;
Book II, Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 8
October 27 New Testament, Matthew
October 31 New Testament, John (Gospel); I John (Epistle)
November 3 New Testament, Acts
November 7 New Testament, Romans
November 10 New Testament, I Corinthians
November 14 Aristotle, On the Soul, II, 1–7, 11–12
November 17 Aristotle, On the Soul, III, 3–13; I, 4, 408a29–b30
November 21 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 28 Augustine, Confessions, 1–6
December 1 Augustine, Confessions, 7–9
December 5 Augustine, Confessions, 10–11
December 8 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 12 Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed, Part II, Chs. 32–40, 46–48, Volume II
December 15 Maimonides, Guide of the Perplexed, Part III, Chs. 17–23, Volume II

Sophomore Seminar Readings Spring 2023

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