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Western Heritage

Heritage Texts

The texts selected for study in Western Heritage are outstanding works of literature, social and political philosophy, and science. The following texts are read in Western Heritage I and II. Please note, translations and editions may vary. Please purchase the specific edition specified by your professor, available in the Carthage Bookstore.

Fall 2017 — Western Heritage I

  • Homer, The Odyssey
  • Sappho, Selected Poems
  • Plato, The Republic
  • Genesis
  • Luke
  • Ovid, Metamorphoses

Spring 2018 — Western Heritage II

  • Shakespeare, The Tempest
  • Descartes, Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy
  • Rousseau, The Second Discourse
  • Austen, Persuasion
  • Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk