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Monday, June 16, 2008

Speaking of Summer Reading! Mindy Lawrence Provides Us with Classics! For FREE!

This is a guest entry from Mindy Lawrence. I thought it so full of good resources on the classics, you'd want to see it. (-: Carolyn, co-blogger with Joyce Faulkner.

Dr. Dan Skelton, my client at MPL Creative Resources and my former English professor, sent me his reading list for the World Lit I class he is teaching this summer. I'd read all but two of the pieces (I haven’t read Seneca or Apuleius’ “The Golden Ass”). However, I looked for the main text that he recommended on Amazon and several other places. A new book was almost $70. I got the idea of finding all the works on the Internet where his students could access them if they couldn't afford the book. I found versions online of every work on his list. I've attached it here so you can see.

I was most enthusiastic about a paid site for Beowulf which I didn't include on my list because, well, it cost money. However, the program looked interesting and the graphics on the main page were beautifully done. See the rest of the freebie list below.

Would I like to be in Dr. Skelton’s class again, this time learning from the ancients to the Renaissance? You bet!

Mindy Lawrence
MPL Creative Resources
mplcreative1@aol.com


World Literature I – Reading List Online
Instructor: Dr. Dan Skelton


Gilgameshhttp://www.ancienttexts.org/library/mesopotamian/gilgamesh/tab1.htm

The Hebrew Bible
http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/index.htm

The Iliad
http://classics.mit.edu/Homer/iliad.html

The Odyssey
http://classics.mit.edu/Homer/odyssey.html

Agamemnonhttp://classics.mit.edu/Aeschylus/agamemnon.html

Oedipus the King
http://classics.mit.edu/Sophocles/oedipus.html

Antigone
http://classics.mit.edu/Sophocles/antigone.html

Lysistrata
http://drama.eserver.org/plays/classical/aristophanes/lysistrata.txt

Seneca, “On Anger”
http://www.stoics.com/seneca_essays_book_1.html

Apuleius, “The Golden Ass”
http://manybooks.net/titles/apuleiusetext99gldns10.html

Augustine
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/jod/augustine/textstrans.html

Beowulf
http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~beowulf/main.html
In Old English and Modern English

The Canterbury Tales
http://www.librarius.com/cantales.htm

Everyman
http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/everyman.htm

Carpe Diem poems:

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
http://www.bartleby.com/106/5.html

The Flea
http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/donne/flea.php

To the Virgins to Make Much of Time
http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/herrick/tovirgins.htm

Shakespeare, Hamlet
http://www.tk421.net/hamlet/hamlet.html

John Milton, X – Paradise Lost
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/pl/book_10/index.shtml




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