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Ancient Classics

Aeneid

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

19 CE

Aristotle’s Poetics

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

335 BCE

Metamorphoses

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

1 CE

On the Nature of Things

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

50 BCE

Ten Books on Architecture

How to build roads, buildings and aqueducts with Roman precision

15 BCE

The Epic of Gilgamesh

2100 BCE

The Iliad

800 BCE

The Laws of Manu

Want to become a Brahman? Memorize 1000 laws.

200 BCE

The Mahābhārata

It takes 1.8 million words to describe the meaning of life

400 BCE

The Odyssey

800 BCE

The Ramayana

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

100 BCE

The Republic

Irony, metaphysics, and the meaning of life

360 BCE

More Themes in Art

Death in Art

Life's only guarantee

The Nude in Art

Getting out the skin

Cats

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