Young Hercules

Ancient Classics

— A good story never gets old

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

Aeneid

Virgil, 19 CE

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

Aristotle’s Poetics

Aristotle, 335 BCE

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

Metamorphoses

Ovid, 1 CE

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

On the Nature of Things

Lucretius, 50 BCE

How to build roads, buildings and aqueducts with Roman precision

Ten Books on Architecture

Vitruvius, 15 BCE

The Epic of Gilgamesh

2100 BCE

The Iliad

Homer, translated by Samuel Butler, 800 BCE

Want to become a Brahman? Memorize 1000 laws.

The Laws of Manu

Author Unknown, 200 BCE

It takes 1.8 million words to describe the meaning of life

The Mahābhārata

Vyasa, 400 BCE

The Odyssey

Homer, 800 BCE

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

The Ramayana

Valmiki, 100 BCE

Irony, metaphysics, and the meaning of life

The Republic

Plato, 360 BCE
More Themes in Art

Abstract Art

Unshackled from the figure

Autobiographies

Hear it from the source

Cuneiform

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