Popular Ancient Philosophy Books

Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Aristotle, Cynicism, Epicureanism, Stoicism, Skepticism


Early Greek Philosophy by Various
The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library by Kenneth Sylvan Guthre
The Art and Thought of Heraclitus by Charles H. Kahn
Fragments by Parmenides of Elea
Xenophanes of Colophon: Fragments by David Gallop
The Greek Sophists by John Dillon and Tania Gergel
The Extant Fragments by Empedocles

On Socrates

The Trial of Socrates by I.F. Stone
The Clouds by Aristophanes
Plato and the Socratic Dialogue by Charles H. Kahn
The Open Society and Its Enemies by Karl R. Popper
Plato on Knowledge and Forms by Gail Fine

On Aristotle

Aristotle on Nature and Living Things by David M. Balme
Aristotle by Cristopher Shields
From Aristotle to Augustine by David Furley

By Aristotle

The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
Metaphysics by Aristotle
Poetics by Aristotle
Rhetoric by Aristotle
Politics by Aristotle


Diogenes of Sinope: A Study of Greek Cynicism by Farrand Sayre
The Cynics: The Cynic Movement in Antiquity and Its Legacy by R. Bracht Branham and Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé


The Cambridge’s Companion to Epicureanism by James Warren
The Essential Epicurus by Eugene O’Connor
The Nature of Things by Lucretius


Letters From a Stoic ( ) by Seneca
Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus
Meditations ( ) by Marcus Aurelius


The Greek Sceptics: From Pyrrho to Sextus by Norman Maccoll
Outlines of Pyrrhonism by Sextus Empiricus
Neoplatonism and Gnosticism ( ) by Richard T. Wallis
The Neoplatonists ( ) by John Gregory
The Enneads ( ) by Plotinus

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