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Category: written before 19th c.

The Epic of Gilgamesh, trans. by John Harris

Source: Epic of Gilgamesh podcast (iTunes, Podbay) Length: About 4.5 hoursReader: John Harris The book: The Epic of Gilgamesh is

“Meditation 17” by John Donne

Source: LibriVox (mp3)Length: 5 minutesReader: Shawn Craig Smith The essay: Donne’s “Meditation XVII” is full of famous quotes: “All mankind

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Source: Speak the Speech (Act I | II | III |IV| V )Length: 2 hoursReaders: Cast directed by Cynthia McGean

“The Miller’s Tale” by Geoffrey Chaucer

Source: LibriVox (mp3)Length: 55 minutesReader: Gord Mackenzie The story: On an airplane ride across the country, I once had the

Beowulf trans. by Francis B. Gummere

Source: Lit2Go (iTunes U)Length: Approx. 2.5 hoursReader: Rick Kistner The book: Beowulf has within it exciting battles, tales of classic

“Federalist No. 10” by Publius (James Madison)

Source: American Phonic (mp3)Length: 19 minReader: Michael Scherer The essay: Although the colonies declared their independence in 1776, the United

“The Declaration of Independence” by the Continental Congress

Source: The Monticello Classroom (mp3)Length: 10 min.Reader: Bill Barker The document: Happy Independence Day! Even though I’ve read it before, it’s always

“St. George and the Dragon” by Jacobus de Voragine

Source: Storynory (mp3)Length: 7 minutesReader: Natasha The story: Saint George’s feast day is April 23rd. When I think of the