How did Western society arrive at its (currently) held ideas?
Around mid-2020, these kinds of questions started nagging at my brain.
So I did what anyone would do: I found the classics section of my favorite local bookstore and started to make friends with people who lived a long time ago. What they have to say they've been saying for hundreds, if not thousands of years! Which makes the old stuff incredibly interesting for at least two reasons:
So I made myself a small list of greats works. Over the next few years I'll be ticking them off and, with any luck, have a better understanding of the waters I'm swimming in . I'll update the list as my library grows. If you have any recommendations, email me!
The Three Theban Plays
Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound
Apuleius: The Golden Ass
Republic, The Last Days of Socrates (Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo).
Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics, Physics, On the Soul, Politics, The Art of Rhetoric