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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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Earnest, The Importance of Being
Earth, Journey to the Center of the
Earth, To the Ends of the
East of Eden
Eaters, The Lotos- (1833)
Ecclesiastical History
Ecclesiastical Polity, The Laws of
Ecclesiazusae, The
Eclogues
Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts
Economics (Aristotle)
Economics (Xenophon)
Economy, On Political
Eden, East of
Education, On (Milton)
Education, On (Rousseau)
Education, Democracy and
Education of Henry Adams, The
Education and Other Essays, The Aims of
Education of Women, The
Edward the Second
Ego, Group Psychology and the Analysis of the
Ego and the Id, The
Eighty Days, Around the World in
Either/Or
Electra (Euripides)
Electra (Sophocles)
Electricity, Experimental Researches in
Elements of Chemistry
Elements of Ethics, The Metaphysical
Elements of Geometry
Eleonora
Emancipation Proclamation
Emile
Emma
Empiricism, Essays in Radical
Enchiridion (Augustine)
Enchiridion (Epictetus)
Ends of the Earth, To the
Ends Well, All's Well That
English, Letters on the
English Language, A Dictionary of the
English Language, Politics and the
English-Speaking Peoples, History of the
English Traits
Enlightenment of Children, The Sexual
Enneads, The
Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, An
Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, An
Epidemics, Of the
Epistles (Cicero)
Epistles (Horace)
Epistles (Ignatius)
Epistulae Ex Ponto
Epitome of Copernican Astronomy
Epodes (Horace)
Equilibrium of Fluids, Account of the Great Experiment Concerning the
Equilibrium of Liquids and on the Weight of the Mass of the Air, Treatises on the
Equilibrium of Planes, On the
Errors, The Comedy of
Essay Concerning Certain False Principles
Essay on Conversation, Hints Towards an
Essay on Criticism
Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Locke)
Essay on Man
Essays (Bacon)
Essays (Emerson)
Essays (Montaigne)
Essays Concerning Human Understanding, New (Leibniz)
Essays Moral and Political Human (Hume)
Essays in Radical Empiricism
Essays in Sociology
Esther Johnson (Stella), On the Death of
Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, The Protestant
Ethics (Spinoza)
Ethics, Eudemian
Ethics, The Metaphysical Elements of
Ethics, Nicomachean
Eudemian Ethics
Eugenie Grandet
Eumenides, The
Euthydemus
Euthyphro
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