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"The student is half afraid to meet one of the great philosophers face to face. He feels himself inadequate and thinks he will not understand him. But if he only knew, the great man, just because of his greatness, is much more intelligible than his modern commentator. The simplest student will be able to understand, if not all, yet a very great deal of what Plato said; but hardly anyone can understand some modern books on Platonism." - C.S. Lewis, On the Reading of Old Books

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Major Site Redesign - Phase II In Progress

The rollout of the final part of Phase II is underway! Authors and their works will be separated into distinct pages, and each page will be able to have multiple tabs for presenting information. I'm currently planning to use "Works" for a list of an author's works, "Links" for links to etexts and Amazon.com copies of a particular work, "About" for very brief biographical information or summaries of works, and "Resources" for online or for-sale study guides and other helps.

As of today (April 22, 2019), only Homer and the Iliad and Odyssey have been moved to the new format. I will be moving additional pages and works to the new format as I have time. Currently the old and new formats exist side-by-side, so the links in the index lists will take you to the format corresponding to the author or work selected (trying to make sure I could roll this out one author at a time while keeping everything accessible from any page has been a major reason why the process has taken so long).

New pages from this point forward will mostly just have Works or Links tabs populated; once I get all of the authors and works moved to the new format, I will start working on adding "About" information and resource links.

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Mabinogion, The
Madame Bovary
Madding Crowd, Far From the
Magic Mountian, The
Magna Carta
Magnete, De
Magnetic Bodies, On the Loadstone and
Mahabharata, The
Maidens, The Suppliant
Maior de Senectute, Cato
Major Barbara
Man, Arms and the
Man, The Descent of
Man, The Dignity of
Man, Essay on
Man, The Rights of
Man and the Lower Animals, The Moral Sense of
Man and Superman
Manifesto, The Communist
Mannering, Guy
Manners and Good Breeding, Treatise on Good
Manuscripts, Economic and Philosophical
Market Street, The Spinoza of
Marner, Silas
Masque of the Red Death, The
Mass of the Air, Treatises on the Equilibrium of Liquids and on the Weight of the
Master Builder, The
Mathematical Philosophy, Introduction to
Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Mathematics, A Defence of Free-Thinking in
Mathematics, An Introduction to
Matter, The Forces of
Matter; Intellect: Mind Over
Matter and Memory
Mayflower Compact
Mayor of Casterbridge, The
Me, The Social
Meaning of Relativity, The
Meaning and Truth, An Inquiry into
Measure For Measure
Measurement of the Circle, On the
Mechanical Problems, On the Method of
Medici, Religio
Medicine; Exhortation to the Study of the Arts, Especially
Medicine, Introduction to the Study of Experimental
Meditations on First Philosophy
Meditations and Replies, Objections Against the
Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Memoirs of my Life and Writings (Gibbon)
Memory, Matter and
Memory and Reminiscence, On
Men, Little
Men Live By, What

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