Classical Writing Literature

Classical Writing Literature Selections

‘The man who does not read good books has no advantage
over the man who cannot read. ~ Mark Twain

Broad reading, regular reading, regular immersion in complex sentences and varied vocabulary are vital parts of a solid writing program.

Classical Writing Literature Assignments and Suggestions

Books recommended for Primer students (1st-2nd grade) are not for younger students only.

For Aesop students (3rd-4th grade) and for Homer students (5th-6th grade) all the literature selections are included in the workbooks. In response to requests from Classical Writing users for additional reading suggestions, we have provided a supplemental reading list for Aesop and Homer.

Beginning in 7th grade with Diogenes: Maxim and continuing through the rest of the Classical Writing levels, we recommend particular books for the student to read along with their studies.  These readings are scheduled in the Student Guides and Companions.

We have provided links for you to order books through our Amazon bookstore if you wish.

As Erasmus said, "When I get a little money, I buy books, and if any is left, I buy food and clothes."

We also list on-line versions of each book when possible. 

Primer: Assigned and Supplemental Reading

Aesop and Homer: Supplemental Reading

Diogenes: Assigned and Supplemental Reading

Herodotus: Assigned and Supplemental Reading

Plutarch: Assigned and Supplemental Reading

Demosthenes: Assigned and Supplemental Reading

Poetry: Assigned and Supplemental Reading


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