Humanities Reading Lists - 9th and 10th Grades

  • Ab Urbe Condita Libri, Livy (selections)

  • The Aeneid, Virgil, Trans. Fitzgerald

  • The Anabasis of Alexander, Arrian (selections)

  • Annals and Histories, Tacitus (selections)

  • Beowulf, Trans. Douglas Wilson

  • Bonaventure, Classics of Western Spirituality Edition

  • The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer (selections)

  • Chief Truths of the Faith, Laux

  • Classical Literary Criticism, Trans. Murray and Dorsch

  • Confessions, St. Augustine, Trans Boulding

  • Constitution of the Athenians, Aristotle (selections)

  • The Creed in Slow Motion, Knox

  • De re publica, Cicero (selections)

  • Deus caritas est, Pope Benedict XVI

  • Early Christian Lives

  • The Everlasting Man, Chesterton

  • Everyman

  • Gallic Wars, Caesar (selections)

  • Gunnar’s Daughter, Undset

  • Henry V, William Shakespeare

  • The Histories, Herodotus

  • The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome, Susan Wise Bauer

  • The History of the Church: A Complete Course, Didache Series


  • History of the English Speaking Peoples, Sir Winston Churchill

  • History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides (selections)

  • The History of Rome, Books 1 - 5 by Livy

  • The Iliad, Homer, Trans. Lattimore

  • Inferno, Dante

  • Joan of Arc, Mark Twain

  • Julius Caesar, Shakespeare

  • Meditations, Aurelius

  • Metamorphoses, Ovid, Trans. Melville

  • Le Morte d’Arthur, Malory

  • Mythology, Hamilton

  • The Oresteian Trilogy, Aeschylus

  • The Odyssey, Homer, Trans. Melville

  • Parallel Lives, Plutarch (selections)

  • Richard III, Shakespeare

  • RB 1980: The Rule of St. Benedict in English

  • Sayings of the Spartans, Plutarch (selections)

  • Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, Trans. Tolkien

  • The Song of Roland, Trans. Dorothy Sayers

  • Summa Theologica, Aquinas (selections)

  • The Theban Plays, Sophocles, Trans. Watling

  • Two Lives of Charlemagne

  • The War with Hannibal, Livy

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