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Suggested use: Each of these study guides includes a few questions and observations about a given work of literature. Among possible uses, one could consider these comments while reading the work; or one could use them as starting points for a classroom discussion. 

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Gorgias, Plato 

On the Nature of Things, Lucretius 

Aeneid, Virgil  

Confessions, St. Augustine 

Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius 

Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri 

Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes 

Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare 

Richard II, William Shakespeare 

Henry IV, Part I, William Shakespeare

King Lear, William Shakespeare

The Tempest, William Shakespeare

Paradise Lost, John Milton

Gullivers Travels, Jonathan Swift