First 120 pages of new Phaedo commentary, Oedipus revised

I have just added to the website the first 120 pages of the 224-page commentary on Plato’s Phaedo. I plan to update the pdf weekly and finish the beta edition by the end of March. As soon as the beta is completed, I will add translation sheets. If you are looking for a great summer read, consider the Phaedo. I have also posted a long overdue revision the Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus. A final revision will be posted when the paperback is published in the coming weeks. On a final note, I plan to turn in a new direction soon and include a number of Latin works in this series. As always, thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement.

Almost every commentary has been revised since June 2014

Almost every commentary has been revised this summer as the result of changes that you as readers have recommended. Thank you. If I have not addressed your suggestions yet, I promise to take care of them as soon as possible. It takes less that 24 hours from the time that I submit changes for those corrections to complete the review process and appear in the paperback editions. Your comments have an immediate impact on future readers.

Revised editions appear in pdf format on this website a few hours after they appear in paperback.

Most recently I have updated both the paperback and pdf copies of Plato’s Symposium and Homer’s Iliad 6 and 22. I have also added translation sheets for Books 11 and 12 of the Odyssey.


Sophocles’ Antigone and Graded Latin Reader Available

A completed draft of Sophocles’ Antigone is now available. Click the menu for Sophocles at the top of the webpage to find the pdf. I had planned to open the commentary to collaboration, but Google Docs and other recommended solutions proved to be too cumbersome. I will try to find a better solution in the future.

I have also completed a draft of a well-known graded Latin reader that covers early historical legends from Aeneas, through the seven kings, and into the early Republic. These readings are heavily adapted from Livy Books 1 and 2. The tentative title for the book is Fabulae Ab Urbe Condita. Click the Ritchie link at the top of the page to find the pdf.

These drafts are not polished commentaries. Often the introductions and glossaries are incomplete, and the commentary itself has not been proofread. There are, however, many readers who benefit immediately from access to these early drafts, and it is for this reason that I make them available.

If I am not creating the commentaries or ancillary materials that you need, please let me know.

If you wish to adapt any of these commentaries for a non-English audience, I will gladly help in any way that I can and pass along all relevant MS Word .doc files. Whatever you produce for a non-English speaking audience is independent work and your own publication.


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