DIY Liberal Arts Degree – Freshman Year One

Here is the freshman year one reading list from Thomas Aquinas College (a legitimate, but very expensive liberal arts college based on The Great Books) with convenient links to online, audiobook/MP3, and print editions (cheap & nice) of the texts, as available.

You can use this as the basis of a DIY liberal arts degree, for interest/entertainment, or to  profitably occupy your commuting/walking/working time with quality audio book MP3 content from the greatest minds that ever lived.

Category Author Title Online Audio Book Print-Cheap Print-Nice Notes
Theology The Holy Bible
Philosophy Plato Meno http:/ https: http:
Philosophy Plato Protagoras http:/ https:
Philosophy Plato Gorgias http:/ https:
Philosophy Plato Apology http:/ https:
Philosophy Plato Crito http:/ https:
Philosophy Plato Phaedo http:/ https: http:/ http:
Philosophy Porphyry On the Predicaments (Isagoge)
Philosophy Aristotle Categories, On Interpretation, Prior Analytics, Posterior Analytics, Topics
Philosophy St. Thomas Aquinas Proemium to the Commentary on the Posterior Analytics http:/
Natural Science Aristotle Parts of Animals https: https:
Natural Science DeKoninck The Lifeless World of Biology http:/
Natural Science Fabre Souvenirs Entomologiques https: https: Book link is a
Natural Science Galen On the Natural Faculties https:
Natural Science Harvey On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals http:/
Natural Science Linnaeus Systema Naturae https:
Natural Science Pascal On the Equilibrium of Liquids https:
Natural Science Archimedes On Floating Bodies https:
Natural Science Mendel Plant Hybridization https: https:
Natural Science Various Authors Scientific papers of Driesch, Gould and Marler, Tinbergen, Goethe, Virchow, von Frisch, et alia
Natural Science Measurements Manual
Mathematics Euclid Elements http:/
Language A Primer in Latin Morphology According to the “Stem Method”
Latin Readings According to the “Stem Method”
Language Nesfield Aids to the Study and Composition of English
Seminar Homer Iliad http:/
Seminar Homer Odyssey http:/
Seminar Plato Ion http:/ https:
Seminar Plato Symposium http:/ https:
Seminar Plato Republic http:/ https: http:/ http:
Seminar Aeschylus Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides
Seminar Sophocles Oedipus Tyrannus, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
Seminar Herodotus Histories http:/
Seminar Plutarch Lives – Lycurgus http:/
Seminar Plutarch Lives – Pericles http:/
Seminar Plutarch Lives – Aristides http:/
Seminar Plutarch Lives – Alcibiades http:/
Seminar Plutarch Lives – Alexander http:/
Seminar Aristotle Poetics http:/
Seminar Aristotle Rhetoric http:/
Seminar Euripides Hippolytus http:/
Seminar Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War http:/
Seminar Aristophanes The Birds http:/
Seminar Aristophanes The Clouds http:/