St. John's College - Required Freshman Reading

  • Homer
  • Iliad
  • Odyssey
  • Aeschylus
  • Agamemnon
  • Libation Bearers
  • Eumenides
  • Prometheus Bound
  • Heroditus
  • Histories
  • Plato
  • Meno
  • Gorgias
  • Republic
  • Apology
  • Crito
  • Phaedo
  • Theaetetus
  • Sophist
  • Phaedrus
  • Symposium
  • Timaeus
  • Sophocles
  • Antigone
  • Oedipus Rex
  • Ajax
  • Oedipus At Colonus
  • Philoctetes
  • Aristophanes
  • Clouds
  • Thucydides
  • Peloponnesian War
  • Aristotle
  • Nicomachean Ethics
  • Politics
  • Physics
  • Metaphysics
  • Poetics
  • Lucretius
  • On The Nature of Things
  • Euripides
  • Hippolytus
  • Bacchae
Author Comments: 

This is the school I greatly admire and if someone said you need to redo all of your undergrad work I would apply here. The reading seems archaic I know, but there is a purpose to it all. Someday I hope to make it through the whole cirriculum. The list is not in reading order, but close.