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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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Pantagruel, Gargantua and
Papers, Pickwick
Papers on Hysteria, Selected
Parabola, On the Quadrature of the
Paradise Lost
Paradise Regained
Paradiso
Paris, Notre Dame de
Parma, The Charterhouse of
Parmenides
Parts of Animals, On the
Passage, Rites of
Passionate Pilgrim, The
Past, Remembrance of Things
Pauper, The Prince and the
Peace (Aristophanes)
Peace, Perpetual
Peace, War and
Pearl, The
Peer Gynt
Peloponnesian War, History of the
Pendulum, The Pit and the
Pensees
Pepys, Samuel
Pere Goriot
Perfection, The Way of
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Perpetual Peace
Perplexed, Guide of the
Persian Letters
Persian War, History of the
Persians, The
Persons and Places
Persuasion
Pessimism, Studies in
Phaedo (Plato)
Phaedra (Racine)
Phaedrus (Plato)
Phenomenology of Mind
Philebus
Philoctetes
Philosophical Dictionary
Philosophical Manuscripts, Economic and
Philosophical Mistakes; Ten
Philosophy, Introduction to Mathematical
Philosophy, Mathematical Principles of Natural
Philosophy, Meditations on First
Philosophy, The Positive
Philosophy, The Problems of
Philosophy of History, Lectures on the
Philosophy of Money
Philosophy of Right
Phoenician Women, The
Phoenix and the Turtle, The
Physics
Physics, The Evolution of
Physics, On the Method of Theoretical
Pickwick Papers
Picture of Dorian Gray, The
Pilgrim, The Passionate
Pilgrim's Progress
Pimpernel, The Scarlet
Pit and the Pendulum, The
Places; On Airs, Waters, and
Places, Persons and
Plague, The
Planes, On the Equilibrium of
Plays of William Shakespeare, The (Johnson)
Pleasure Principle, Beyond the
Plutus
Poems (Blake)
Poems (E. Brontë)
Poems (E.B. Browning)
Poems (Byron)
Poems (Coleridge)
Poems (Dickinson)
Poems (Donne)
Poems (T.S. Eliot)
Poems (Emerson)
Poems (Frost)
Poems (Johnson)
Poems (Keats)
Poems (Milton)
Poems (Poe)
Poems (Pope)
Poems (Scott)
Poems (Shelley)
Poems (Tennyson)
Poems (Wordsworth)
Poems (Yeats)
Poesy or Art, On
Poet, A Letter of Advice to a Young
Poetic Principle, The
Poetica, Ars
Poetics
Poetry, The Art of
Poetry, A Defence of
Poetry and Truth
Poets, The Lives of the
Political, Essays Moral and
Political Economy, On
Politics
Politics and the English Language
Polity, The Laws of Ecclesiastical
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, A
Portrait of a Lady
Portuguese, Sonnets from the
Positive Philosophy, The
Possessed, The
Posterior Analytics
Power; On Evil, Guilt, and
Power, The Will to
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