We have been following the Great Books list from St. John's College. So far, it has proven to be a good program to follow. We have used online books and resources, mostly from the website: http://www.grtbooks.com. Another excellent resource, with links to not only resources that are online, but also to printed books (in several languages).
Presently, we are beginning the Middle Ages, approx. 1000-1600 AD. We just finished reading The Song of Roland, and are heading into more religious works (Aquinas and A Kempis). I am not sure if this is the track we want to take, after all, we spent a fair portion of time reading through earlier church works last year. I am thinking that we should stay with literature (story, fairy tales, etc.) for a while. I think our readers are more interested in story than in deep philosophy.
So with this decision in hand, here is the reading list for Spring 2010:
The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs
- HTML (56 pages, indexed) at Bartleby.com (Translated by Eiríkr Magnússon and William Morris)
- HTML (364 KB; 128 KB zipped; 342/124 KB text file also available) of The Story of the Volsungs at Project Gutenberg (Translated by Eirikr Magnússon and William Morris)
- HTML (Multi-page) at Bibliomania
- HTML (339 KB; 201 KB zipped; 255/97 KB text file also available) at Project Gutenberg, also includes Middle English text (Translator unknown)
- HTML frames at Librarius
- Text File (1.62 MB; 639 KB zipped) at Project Gutenberg (includes Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Cressida, and other works)
- Text file, vol. 1 (link page; 902 KB, or 295 KB zipped) at Project Gutenberg
- Text file, vol. 2 (link page; 1.00 MB, or 332 KB zipped) at Project Gutenberg
- HTML (36 pages, indexed) at Oregon State's History of Western Philosophy course (Translated by W.K. Marriott)
- HTML (Multi-page, indexed) at Sonshi.com (Translated by W.K. Marriott)
- HTML (Multi-page, indexed; text file and PDF versions also available) at the Constitution Society (Translated by W.K. Marriott)
- Text File (310 KB; 111 KB zipped; 298/109KB text file also available) at Project Gutenberg (Translated by William K. Marriott)
- HTML (Indexed, 10 pages) at Oregon State's History of Western Philosophy course
- HTML (Multi-page, indexed) at the Constitution Society
- Text file (231KB) at the Constitution Society
- HTML (258 KB; 94 KB zipped; 254/93KB text file also available) at Project Gutenberg
A reading schedule (of assignments) will be posted shortly, along with some background information and study help. Check out the Yahoo Group for specifics. Happy reading!