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Billy Johnson
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Default What are some must read books regarding the Ancient Greeks and Romans?

I only ask because I am currently reading and recording audiobooks that are much more modern, but there will come a point where I will wish to study the classical Greeks and Romans in depth. The only problem is that any library is stacked to the brim with information on this time period, and I only have so much time on my hands.

What are some must reads on this?
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Plutarch's Lives is an excellent primary source.
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Originally Posted by Nikola Bijeliti View Post
Plutarch's Lives is an excellent primary source.
I will definitely add this to my reading this. Thank you!
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Originally Posted by Billy Johnson View Post
What are some must reads on this?
The ancient Greeks and Romans wrote on completely different topics.

Some of them wrote poems, plays, hymns, epigrams, etc.

Other people wrote about ancient history or they wrote memoirs as witnesses of events.

Other people left their speeches intended for their citizens or for court.

Other people wrote treatises on philosophy, rhetoric, medicine, mathematics, astronomy, etc.

What do you want to read?
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Following is a link to the Table of contents of the Great Books of the Western World
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Homer, The Iliad, The Odyssey

The Iliad most definitely.
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