The Classics

So I am continuing my insanely long, lets-study-all-of-this-for-the-GRE list. I briefly contemplated just adding the following to the existing list, but thought it might be best if I kept them separate and added to each one as needed. In fact I probably should have split up the previous list into subtopics too. Oh well.

Here is a list of all the Classics that will most likely be on the test, and the works that are probably going to be mentioned.

Homer – Odyssey and Illiad (it has recently occurred to me that a lot of people think these two are the same thing. I don’t know why. They are not. Yes, Odysseus appears in both, but these are still two separate works!!).

Virgil – Aeneid and maybe Georgics

Sophocles – Oedipus Rex, Antigone, and maybe Oedipus at Colonus

Aeschylus – Seven Against Thebes (this one kind of goes with Sophocles’s tragedies, so if you don’t get to it before the test, as long as you know the Oedipus story, you should be fine), and maybe Oresteia.

Ovid – Metamorphoses

Herodotus – Histories

Maybe Euripides – He focused on telling a lot of myths that appear elsewhere and are intertwined with the other Greek stories (Medea, Iphegeneia, Electra, Helen, etc.), so it may be good to just look him over.

Aristotle – Ethics

Plato – Republic, Apology, and maybe Timaeus

I have not seen anything else mentioned, so even though this list is far shorter than my previous one, I think it covers most of what will appear.

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