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Ancient Classics

The adventures of Aeneis the Trojan, and what happens when the gods hate you

Aeneid

19 CE

A masterclass on poetry and theater — too bad it’s half missing

Aristotle’s Poetics

335 BCE

The transformations of man and gods from before formation of the world

Metamorphoses

1 CE

Physics, the mind, soul, the movements of the universe, and sex, obviously

On the Nature of Things

50 BCE

How to build roads, buildings and aqueducts with Roman precision

Ten Books on Architecture

15 BCE

The Epic of Gilgamesh

2100 BCE

The Iliad

800 BCE

Want to become a Brahman? Memorize 1000 laws.

The Laws of Manu

200 BCE

It takes 1.8 million words to describe the meaning of life

The Mahābhārata

400 BCE

The Odyssey

800 BCE

Rama's journey to rescue his wife from the demon king (she's in another castle)

The Ramayana

100 BCE

Irony, metaphysics, and the meaning of life

The Republic

360 BCE

More Themes in Art

Manifestos

Still Lifes

Life's only guarantee

Death in Art

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