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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 (July 8, 2019), the following authors have been converted to the new format (listed in chronological order):

Hammurabi, Homer, Hesiod, Tyrtaeus, Confucius, Sun-Tzu, Aeschylus, Pindar, Lao-Tzu, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Thucydides, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, Euclid, Aesop, and Shakespeare.

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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The Ecclesiazusae (390 BC)
Agesilaus (c. 380? BC)
Anabasis (c. 380? BC)
Apology (Xenophon) (c. 380? BC)
Art of Horsemanship, On the (c. 380? BC)
Cavalry Commander, On the (c. 380? BC)
Charmides (c. 380 BC)
Constitution of the Athenians, On the (Xenophon)) (c. 380? BC)
Constitution of the Lacedaemonians, On the (c. 380? BC)
Cyropaedia (c. 380? BC)
Economics (c. 380? BC)
Euthydemus (c. 380 BC)
Euthyphro (c. 380 BC)
Gorgias (c. 380 BC)
Hellenica (c. 380? BC)
Hiero (c. 380? BC)
Hunting, On (c. 380? BC)
Ion (Plato) (c. 380 BC)
Laches (c. 380 BC)
Lysis (c. 380 BC)
Memorabilia (c. 380? BC)
Meno (c. 380 BC)
Plutus (or, Wealth) (380 BC)
Protagoras (c. 380 BC)
Symposium (Xenophon) (c. 380? BC)
Ways and Means (c. 380? BC)
Parmenides (c. 370 BC)
Apology (c. 360 BC)
Cratylus (c. 360 BC)
Critias (c. 360 BC)
Crito (c. 360 BC)
Laws (c. 360 BC)
Phaedo (c. 360 BC)
Phaedrus (c. 360 BC)
Philebus (c. 360 BC)
The Republic (c. 360 BC)
The Seventh Letter (c. 360 BC)
Sophist (c. 360 BC)
Statesman (c. 360 BC)
Symposium (Plato) (c. 360 BC)
Theaetetus (c. 360 BC)
Timaeus (c. 360 BC)
The Athenian Constitution (Aristotle) (c. 350 BC)
Categories (c. 350 BC)
On Dreams (c. 350 BC)
Economics (c. 350 BC)
Eudemian Ethics (c. 350 BC)
On the Gait of Animals (c. 350 BC)
On the Generation of Animals (c. 350 BC)
On Generation and Corruption (c. 350 BC)
On the Heavens (c. 350 BC)
The History of Animals (c. 350 BC)
On Interpretation (c. 350 BC)
On Longevity and Shortness of Life (c. 350 BC)
On Memory and Reminiscence (c. 350 BC)
Metaphysics (c. 350 BC)
Meteorology (c. 350 BC)
On the Motion of Animals (c. 350 BC)
Nicomachean Ethics (c. 350 BC)
Organon (c. 350 BC)
On the Parts of Animals (c. 350 BC)
Parva Naturalia (c. 350 BC)
Physics (c. 350 BC)
Poetics (c. 350 BC)
Politics (c. 350 BC)
Posterior Analytics (c. 350 BC)
Prior Analytics (c. 350 BC)
On Prophesying by Dreams (c. 350 BC)
Rhetoric (c. 350 BC)
On Sense and the Sensible (c. 350 BC)
On Sleep and Sleeplessness (c. 350 BC)
On Sophistical Refutations (c. 350 BC)
On the Soul (c. 350 BC)
Topics (c. 350 BC)
Virtues and Vices (c. 350 BC)
On Youth and Old Age, On Life and Death, On Breathing (c. 350 BC)
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