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Let's see if we can create a list of the best books teachers have read or can read on a variety of topics related to classical education. I'll begin by identifying a few categories and listing a book or two in the categories I've read good books in. Feel free to add a category and please populate the existing categories with books. You don't have to add a reason, but you are welcome to do that too. Some books probably fit into several categories.

Books about Classical Education

Norms and Nobility, David Hicks

The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis

History Books on Classical Period

Education in Antiquity, H. I. Marrou

History Books on Medieval Period

The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century, Charles Homer Haskins

History Books on Modern Period

English Society in the 18th Century, Roy Porter

Historiography Books

Historiography: Secular and Religious, Gordon H. Clark

City of God, Augustine

Literature/Poetry from or about Classical Period

The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer

Sophocles: The Theban Plays

Black Ships Before Troy, Rosemary Sutcliffe

Literature/Poetry from or about Medieval Period

The Confessions of St. Augustine

The Divine Comedy, Dante

The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco

Literature/Poetry from or about Modern Period

Novels of Jane Austen

Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Literary/Poetry Analysis/Composition Books

The Anatomy of Prose & The Anatomy of Poetry, Marjorie Boulton

Books that Concern the Trivium (Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric)

The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer

The Complete Dialogues of Plato

The Complete Works of Aristotle

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Farnsworth's Classical Rhetoric & Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor, Ward Farnsworth

Books that Concern the Quadrivium (Arithmetic, Geometry, Music, Astronomy)

Introduction to Arithmetic, Nichomachus

The Elements of Euclid

Books that exhibit/teach the skills of a Philosopher

The Complete Dialogues of Plato

On the Teacher, Augustine

Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius

Books that exhibit/teach the skills of a Theologian

Sermons of Augustine, Chrysostom

Commentaries of John Calvin

A House for My Name, Peter Leithart


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