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Troilus And Criseyde quotes by Mortimer J. Adler
#1. Reading list (1972 edition)[edit]
1.Homer – Iliad, Odyssey
2.The Old Testament
3.Aeschylus – Tragedies
4.Sophocles – Tragedies
5.Herodotus – Histories
6.Euripides – Tragedies
7.Thucydides – History of the Peloponnesian War
8.Hippocrates – Medical Writings
9.Aristophanes – Comedies
10.Plato – Dialogues
11.Aristotle – Works
12.Epicurus – Letter to Herodotus; Letter to Menoecus
13.Euclid – Elements
14.Archimedes – Works
15.Apollonius of Perga – Conic Sections
16.Cicero – Works
17.Lucretius – On the Nature of Things
18.Virgil – Works
19.Horace – Works
20.Livy – History of Rome
21.Ovid – Works
22.Plutarch – Parallel Lives; Moralia
23.Tacitus – Histories; Annals; Agricola Germania
24.Nicomachus of Gerasa – Introduction to Arithmetic
25.Epictetus – Discourses; Encheiridion
26.Ptolemy – Almagest
27.Lucian – Works
28.Marcus Aurelius – Meditations
29.Galen – On the Natural Faculties
30.The New Testament
31.Plotinus – The Enneads
32.St. Augustine – On the Teacher; Confessions; City of God; On Christian Doctrine
33.The Song of Roland
34.The Nibelungenlied
35.The Saga of Burnt Njál
36.St. Thomas Aquinas – Summa Theologica
37.Dante Alighieri – The Divine Comedy;The New Life; On Monarchy
38.Geoffrey Chaucer – Troilus and Criseyde; The Canterbury Tales
39.Leonardo da Vinci – Notebooks
40.Niccolò #Quote by Mortimer J. Adler
Troilus And Criseyde quotes by Ian McEwan
#2. When he wrote back, he pretended to be his old self, he lied his way into sanity. For fear of his psychiatrist who was also their censor, they could never be sensual, or even emotional. His was considered a modern, enlightened prison, despite its Victorian chill. He had been diagnosed, with clinical precision, as morbidly oversexed, and in need of help as well as correction. He was not to be stimulated. Some letters - both his and hers - were confiscated for some timid expression of affection. So they wrote about literature, and used characters as codes. All those books, those happy or tragic couples they had never met to discuss! Tristan and Isolde the Duke Orsino and Olivia (and Malvolio too), Troilus and Criseyde, Once, in despair, he referred to Prometheus, chained to a rock, his liver devoured daily by a vulture. Sometimes she was patient Griselde. Mention of "a quiet corner in a library" was a code for sexual ecstasy. They charted the daily round too, in boring, loving detail. He described the prison routine in every aspect, but he never told her of its stupidity. That was plain enough. He never told her that he feared he might go under. That too was clear. She never wrote that she loved him, though she would have if she thought it would get through. But he knew it. She told him she had cut herself off from her family. She would never speak to her parents, brother or sister again. He followed closely all her steps along the way toward her nurse's qualification. When she #Quote by Ian McEwan

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