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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 (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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Cabin, Uncle Tom's
Caesar, Julius
Caesar and Cleopatra
Call of the Wild
Cancer Ward
Candide
Candle, Chemical History of a
Cannery Row
Canterbury Tales
Capital
Capitalism, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of
Captains Courageous
Captivity of the Church, The Babylonian
Carmel, The Ascent of Mt.
Carmen Saeculare
Carol, A Christmas
Carrie, Sister
Carta, Magna
Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Strange
Cask of Amontillado, The
Casterbridge, The Mayor of
Castle, The
Castle, Interior
Categories
Cato Maior de Senectute
Cavalry Commander, On the
Cenci, The
Center of the Earth, Journey to the
Charge of the Light Brigade, The
Charmides
Charterhouse of Parma, The
Chatterley's Lover, Lady
Chemical History of a Candle
Chemistry, Elements of
Cherry Orchard, The
Children, The Sexual Enlightenment of
Choephori, The
Christ, On the Imitation of
Christendom, The Attack Upon
Christian, The Freedom of the
Christian Doctrine
Christian Liberty, On
Christian Nobility, To the
Christian Religion, Institutes of the
Christianity, An Argument Against Abolishing
Christianity, Mere (1952)
Christmas Carol, A
Chronicles of Narnia, The (1950-56)
Church, The Babylonian Captivity of the
Circle, The First
Circle, On the Measurement of the
Circulation of the Blood, On the
Cities, A Tale of Two
City of God, The
Civil Disobedience
Civil Government, Concerning
Civil Rights
Civil Wars, The
Civilization and its Discontents
Civilization on Trial
Cleopatra, Antony and
Cleopatra, Caesar and
Cloak, The
Close Quarters
Cloud of Unknowing, The
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