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June 26, 2009, 19 Comments

There are two book collections designed to give the average reader an in-depth liberal education: the Harvard Classics and the Great Books of the Western World. The volumes in the […]

Great Books in 60 Seconds: The Iliad

June 1, 2009, 3 Comments

“There is nothing alive more agonized than man / of all that breathe and crawl across the earth.” Overview of The Iliad Although little is known a ...

Ivy League Education at Home Part 4: Literature

May 27, 2009, 2 Comments

Reading great literature can expand your world and give you insight into the human condition. No course of self-education is complete without the grea ...

Introduction to the Great Books of the Western World

May 11, 2009, 5 Comments

The best way to understand the world you live in now is to read the Western canon. By reading these classic books, you’ll develop a deep understandi ...