Great Books at Noble Road Library
2018-2019


Oct 2
**
Murasaki Shikibu
(~978-1014)
The Tale of Genji
(1021)
Complete
Oct 16
Thucydides
(460-~400 bc)
History of the Peloponnesian War (beginning in 431 bc) Book I and
Book II ch 1

 NO MEETING NOV 6 DUE TO ELECTION 
Nov 20
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Boethius
(480524)
Consolation of Philosophy (524) Complete
Dec 4 Adam Smith
(1723-1790)
The Wealth of Nations (1776) Vol I: intro
and chs 1-5

 WINTER BREAK 
Mar 5
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Spenser
(1552-99)
The Faerie Queene
(1596)
Complete
Mar 19 Sun-Tzu
(544-496 bc)
The Art of War
(~500 bc)
Complete
Apr 2
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) Ghosts
(1881)
Complete
Apr 16
Nicolaus Copernicus
(1473-1543)
Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres (1543)
or get reading in MS Word
Intro & Chs 1-10
(also preceding correspondence)
May 7
*
John Bunyan
(1628-1688)
The Pilgrim's Progress
(1678)
Part One