Quintilian’s Reading List

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus publishes a great books list – 69-79 AD.

Greeks

  • Homer
  • Hesiod
  • Antimachus
  • Panyasis
  • Apollonius
  • Aratus
  • Theocritus
  • Pisandros
  • Nicander
  • Euphorion
  • Tyrtaeus
  • Elegiac Poets
    • Callimachus
    • Philetas
  • Iambics
    • Aristarchus
    • Archilochus
  • Lyric Poets
    • Pindar
    • Stesichorus
    • Alcaeus
    • Simonides
  • Old Comedy
    • Aristophanes
    • Eupolis
    • Cratinus
  • Tragedy
  • New Comedy
    • Menander
    • Philemon
  • History
  • Orators
    • Demosthenes
    • Aeschines
    • Hyperides
    • Lysias
    • Isocrates
  • Philosophers

Latins

  • Virgil
  • Macer
  • Lucretius
  • Varro
  • Ennius
  • Ovid
  • Cornelius Severus
  • Serranus
  • Rabirius
  • Pedo
  • Lucan
  • Elegaics
    • Tibullus
    • Popertius
    • Ovid
    • Gallus
  • Satire
    • Lucilius
    • Horace
    • Pesius
    • Terentius Varro
  • Iambics
    • Catullus
    • Bibaculus
    • Horace
  • Lyric
    • Horace
  • Tragedy
    • Accius
    • Pacuvius
    • Varius
    • Ovid
    • Pomponius Secundus
  • Comedy
    • Plautus
    • Terence
    • Afranius
  • History
    • Sallust
    • Titus Livius
    • Servilius
    • Aufidius Bassus
    • Cremutius
  • Orators
    • Cicero
    • Asinius Pollio
    • Messala
    • Caesar
    • Caelius
    • Calvus
    • Servius Sulpicius
    • Cassius Severus
  • Philosophers
    • Cicero
    • Brutus
    • Cornelius Celsus
    • Plautus
    • Catius
    • Seneca

Author: Doctor Faustus

Logic and Rhetoric instructor at the Classical School of Wichita. Former Marine, member of the US Army Chorus, published video game developer, military simulation designer, and international opera singer. Bachelor of Science, humanities, The New School, New York NY.