So you want to read the Classics?

A Listmania! list by lexo1941 (Edinburgh, Scotland)
 
The Iliad
1.  The Iliad by Homer
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  "The ultimate epic - the oldest and in some ways the greatest masterpiece in Greek Lit. If you like smiting, you'll love this. If not, maybe not so much."
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The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)
2.  The Odyssey (Penguin Classics) by Homer
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  "Probably not by the same guy at all. More varied, less tragic, more yarn-spinning - an anthology of tall tales but also a complete story in itself about one man's attempt to go home."
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Metamorphoses: A New Verse Translation (Penguin Classics)
3.  Metamorphoses: A New Verse Translation (Penguin Classics) by Ovid
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  "With the Aeneid, Rome's other epic: a huge grab-bag of extraordinary stories and gorgeous imagery."
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The Aeneid
4.  The Aeneid by Vergil
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  "Rome's greatest shot at literary immortality, a Latin Iliad, in a brilliantly laconic new translation. Stark but powerful."
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The Three Theban Plays: 'Antigone', 'Oedipus the King', 'Oedipus at Colonus' (Penguin Classics)
5.  The Three Theban Plays: 'Antigone', 'Oedipus the King', 'Oedipus at Colonus' (Penguin Classics) by Sophocles
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  "Greek tragedy was never more perfect. Oedipus the King is probably the most gripping, Antigone the most moving."
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The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides) Classics S.
6.  The Oresteia (Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides) Classics S. by Aeschylus
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  "The only complete tragic trilogy we have; an astonishing national drama in three plays."
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Medea and Other Plays : Medea; Hecabe; Electra; Heracles (Penguin Classics)
7.  Medea and Other Plays : Medea; Hecabe; Electra; Heracles (Penguin Classics) by Euripides
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  "The great precursor of modern drama. Euripides mixes it all up and creates the most recognisable of tragic characters."
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The Poems of Catullus (Oxford World Classics)
8.  The Poems of Catullus (Oxford World Classics) by Catullus
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  "Sly, witty, passionate and at times absolutely filthy. Of all the classical poets, Catullus is the one you don't want your mum to read"
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Selected Letters (Oxford World's Classics)
9.  Selected Letters (Oxford World's Classics) by Cicero
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  "Cicero was the first great letter writer: warm, chatty and indiscreet, these show the man behind the toga"
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The Sixteen Satires (Penguin Classics)
10.  The Sixteen Satires (Penguin Classics) by Juvenal
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  "Juvenal's not in a good mood, and he wants you to know about it. Withering satire of contemporary manners"
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The Letters of Pliny the Younger (Penguin Classics)
11.  The Letters of Pliny the Younger (Penguin Classics) by The Younger Pliny
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  "Pliny is the next great letter writer after Cicero - kinder, less self-pitying and more curious about other people"
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The Satires of Horace and Persius (Penguin Classics)
12.  The Satires of Horace and Persius (Penguin Classics) by Horace
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  "Horace is less savage than Juvenal, but also much better company; urbane, ironic and amused"
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The Love Poems (Oxford World's Classics)
13.  The Love Poems (Oxford World's Classics) by Ovid
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  "Love poems? More like sex poems. Some of the best writing about physical attraction ever committed to papyrus (or whatever)."
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The Conquest of Gaul (Classics)
14.  The Conquest of Gaul (Classics) by Julius Caesar
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  "The sharp and laconic memoirs of the most extraordinary Roman of all: 'How I Conquered Gaul Just Because It Was There'"
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The Peloponnesian War (Oxford World's Classics)
15.  The Peloponnesian War (Oxford World's Classics) by Thucydides
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  "Sober, critical and unsparing, this is the first serious attempt to write proper history"
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Lysistrata and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)
16.  Lysistrata and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) by Aristophanes
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  "Aristophanes is the least translatable of all great Greek writers, but Alan Sommerstein is one of his best translators. Funny, offensive and sometimes totally nuts."
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Greek Lyric Poetry: Includes Sappho, Archilochus, Anacreon, Simonides and many more: The Poems and Fragments of the Greek Iambic, Elegiac, and Melic ... Down to 450 BC (Oxford World's Classics)
17.  Greek Lyric Poetry: Includes Sappho, Archilochus, Anacreon, Simonides and many more: The Poems and Fragments of the Greek Iambic, Elegiac, and Melic ... Down to 450 BC (Oxford World's Classics) by the late M. L. West
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  "A fine anthology of early Greek poetry, hugely influential on later work"
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The Complete Odes and Epodes (Oxford World's Classics)
18.  The Complete Odes and Epodes (Oxford World's Classics) by Horace
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  "Complex, subtle and intense, these are perhaps the greatest lyric poems of the classical era"
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On Sparta (Penguin Classics)
19.  On Sparta (Penguin Classics) by Plutarch
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  "Because not all the Greeks were enlightened. Plutarch casts his eye on the darkest and cruellest Greeks of all"
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The Symposium (Penguin Classics)
20.  The Symposium (Penguin Classics) by Plato
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  "Plato's finest work by miles, a discussion about love that goes from the sublime to the totally preposterous"
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Defence of Socrates, Euthyphro, Crito (Oxford World's Classics)
21.  Defence of Socrates, Euthyphro, Crito (Oxford World's Classics) by Plato
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  "You either love Socrates or you don't. I am not a huge fan but Plato does write about him beautifully"
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