“The Menexenus” is a Socratic dialogue of Plato,
Plato (424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.
Translated by Benjamin Jowett.
“The Metamorphoses” is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid, considered his magnum opus. Comprising fifteen books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.
Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18) in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus.
Translated by Sir Samuel Garth, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, William Congreve.
“An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations”, generally referred to by its shortened title “The Wealth of Nations”, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith.
Adam Smith (1723 – 1790) was a Scottish economist, philosopher and author as well as a moral philosopher, a pioneer of political economy and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment era.
“Areopagitica; A speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc’d Printing, to the Parlament of England” is a 1644 prose polemic by the English poet, scholar, and polemical author John Milton opposing licensing and censorship.
John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell.