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The books that tend to have been put online here, or those that have been linked, tend to be those entire books that are often assigned to students in college classes to be read along with the more usual excerpted texts.

Contents
  • Human Origins
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  • Mesopotamia
    • Full texts here
    • Full texts elsewhere
  • Egypt
    • Full texts here
    • Full texts elsewhere
  • Israel
    • Full texts here
    • Full texts elsewhere
  • Greece
    • Full texts here
      • Historians
      • Poets
      • Dramatists
      • Philosophers
      • Orators
      • Other
    • Full texts elsewhere
      • Historians
      • Poets
      • Dramatists
      • Novels
      • Philosophers
      • Orators
      • Science
      • Other
  • Rome
    • Full texts here
      • Historians
      • Poets
      • Thinkers
      • Other
    • Full texts elsewhere
      • Historians
      • Poets
      • Thinkers
      • Other
  • Christian
    • Full texts here
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  • Asian Texts
    • Full texts here
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Human Origins
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Mesopotamia
  • Full texts here
  • Full texts elsewhere
    • Epic of Gilgamesh, entire text [At Near Eastern Resources/piney.com]
      Somewhat hard to read in this format.
    • WEB Avesta Page [Website]
      A significant collection of Zoroastrian texts.

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Egypt
  • Full texts here
  • Full texts elsewhere
    • The Memphite Theology [At Internet Archive, from Creighton]
      Ptah as creator god.
    • The Book of Ani, or the Egyptian Book of the Dead [At Upenn][Full text in E. Wallis Budge's translation.]

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Israel

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Greece
  • Full texts here
    • Historians
    • Poets
      • Homer (c.8th Cent. BCE)
        • The Iliad trans. Samuel Butler [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
        • Homer: The Odyssey  [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
        • The Odyssey
          Complete text [in one 769k HTML file] of the translation by Samuel Henry Butcher (1850-1910) and Andrew Lang (1844-1912) [Harvard Classics series]
    • Dramatists
      • Aeschylus (525-456 BCE)
        • Agamemnon [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
        • Eumendides [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
      • Sophocles (496-405/6 BCE)
        • Antigone 442 BCE [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
      • Euripides (c.485-406 BCE)
        • The Bacchae [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
        • Hippolytus [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
    • Philosophers
      • Plato (427-347 BCE)
        • The Meno  [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
        • The Gorgias  [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
        • The Symposium [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
        • The Symposium [HTML]
        • The Republic [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
        • The Crito [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
        • The Phaedo [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
        • The Phaedrus [At this Site, formerly ERIS][Full Text][Ascii Text in one file]
      • Aristotle (384-323 BCE)
      • Xenophon (c.428-c.354 BCE)
      • (Pseudo)-Plutarch
        • Des Opinions des philosophes
          Full text of a French translation. This seems to have been the first collection of placita in terms of philosopher's opinions organized into themes.
    • Orators
    • Other
  • Full texts elsewhere
  • Poets
  • Dramatists [Former ERIS text no longer online]
    • Aeschylus (525-456 BCE
      • The Suppliants prob. 463 BCE
      • Oresteia trilogy 458 BCE
        • Agamemnon [See above under Full texts here]
        • The Choephori
        • Eumendides [See above under Full texts here]
      • The Seven Against Thebes 467BCE
      • Prometheus Bound date unknown
      • The Persians 472 BCE
      • The Persians 472 BCE [annotated HTML] [At Calgary]
      • The Persians 472 BCE [At Saskatchewan]
    • Sophocles (496-405/6 BCE)
      • Ajax 440 BCE
      • Antigone 442 BCE [See above under Full texts here]
        Antigone 442 BCE [At Diotima]
        A much more modern translation, with extensive annotation.
      • Electra btw. 418-410 BCE
      • Philoctetes 409 BCE
      • Oedipus the King c.430 BCE
        See 2ND Study Guide [At Brooklyn College]
      • Oedipus at Colonna c.405/6 BCE [At MIT]
      • The Trachiniae c.430 BCE
    • Euripides (c.485-406 BCE)
      • Alcestis
      • Andromache
      • The Bacchae [See above under Full texts here]
      • The Cyclops
      • Electra
      • Hecuba
      • Helen
      • The Heracleidae
      • Heracles
      • Hippolytus [See above under Full texts here]
      • Ion
      • Iphigenia at Aulis
      • Iphigenia In Tauris
      • Medea
        Orestes
      • The Phoenissae
      • Rhesus
      • The Suppliants
      • The Trojan Women
    • Aristophanes (c.445-c.385 BCE)
    • Menander (342/1-293/89 BCE)
  • Novels
    • Apollonius of Rhodes (c.295-after 247 BCE): Argonautica [At OMACL]
    • Quintus Smyrnaeus (fl. f4th Cent CE): The Fall of Troy [At OMACL]
    • Lucius Apuleius (c. 123-c. 170 CE): Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass [At Eserver] Latin Text [At Bibliotheca Augustana]
      Adlington's translation, 1566
  • Philosophers
  • Science
  • Other
    • Aesop (d. 564 BCE): Fables, text, [At Eserver]
    • Lucius Apulieus (c.123-c.170 CE): Apologia [At UPenn]
      Full text in Latin and English, or see translation by Butler [At MIT]

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Rome

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Christian

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Asian Texts

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NOTES:

Dates of accession of material added since July 1998 can be seen in the New Additions page..

The date of inception was 4/8/1998.

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