Harvard Classics

Introductory Note: Homer

Introductory note on Homer (Volume 22, Harvard Classics)

The Odyssey (Book V)

The gods met in council and decreed that Odysseus be set adrift. Poseidon, God of the Sea, shattered the raft and Odysseus was cast ashore to encounter further adventures. (Volume 22, Harvard Classics)

Introductory Note: James Henry Leigh Hunt

Introductory note on James Henry Leigh Hunt (Volume 27, Harvard Classics)

Essays, by James Henry Leigh Hunt

Weep if you must. It is far better than to repress your tears. But Leigh Hunt finds greater virtue in cheerfulness. Fanciful and graceful --- his writings exerted a wholesome influence on all nineteenth century journalism. (Volume 27, Harvard Classics)

James Henry Leigh Hunt born Oct. 19, 1784.

Introductory Note: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Introductory note on Percy Bysshe Shelley (The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature)

Poems, by Percy Bysshe Shelley

From the title of a recently popular novel, we know that one prominent fiction writer of to-day was inspired by the verses of Shelley. Many others have also felt the stirring vigor of his poetry. What is your reaction? (Volume 41, Harvard Classics)

Introductory Note: Thomas Browne

Introductory note on Thomas Browne (Volume 3, Harvard Classics)

Religio Medici, by Sir Thomas Browne

The religion of Thomas Browne - a liberal man in a most intolerant time - was not taken from either Rome or Geneva, but from his own reason. (Volume 3, Harvard Classics)

Browne visited by Evelyn of "Evelyn Diary," Oct. 17, 1671.

Introductory Note: Hippocrates

Introductory note on Hippocrates (Volume 38, Harvard Classics)

The Oath and Law of Hippocrates, by Hippocrates

Once physicians treated the sick with a mixture of medicine and charms. In those days medicine was regarded as a dark art like magic, and those practicing it formed guilds to protect themselves. (Volume 38, Harvard Classics)

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