This book list coordinates with the ancient history time period. It includes classic literature, The Great Books, listings from different genres, audios, videos, and much more!
The Great Books List for Ancient History
Reading and selecting The Great Books can be a challenging process and one not taken lightly. I have a very detailed post about The Great Books of Classic Literature that can help you learn more about these works and their authors.
PARENTS! A word of caution about some of these books — please review these books or pre-read them yourselves before handing over to your child. Some of these books have very mature content that you may not want to expose them to you just yet. A good place to get a review is Goodreads and Amazon.
Epic of Gilgamesh – based on my research, this is a good translation and it skips over the seductive scenes if that concerns you. This version is also a recommended translation but I am not sure about the scenes in it.
Oedipus the King by Sophocles
The Birds by Aristophanes – this version has 4 of his plays including Lysistrata
The Republic by Plato
The Aeneid by Virgil
Metamorphoses by Ovid
The Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans by Plutarch
Lysistrata and Other Plays by Aristophanes – these are included in the link above
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
Theogony by Hesiod
The Last Days of Socrates by Plato
Introduction to Aristotle by Richard McKeon
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius