Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching book lying on a table next to a vase with a bouquet of flowers

Tao Te Ching is book #7 from The Literary Project. Lao Tzu (also known as Lao Tze and Laozi), is the reputed author of Tao Te Ching (or Daodejing). He was the first philosopher of Taoism, giving rise to the Taoist religion as well as influencing Buddhism […]

Heraclitus’ Fragments

The Penguin Classics' edition of Heraclitus' Fragments

Fragments is book #6 from The Literary Project. Heraclitus of Ephesus (535-475 BCE) was heir to the throne of the powerful ancient Greek city (located on the western coast of modern-day Turkey), but chose to abdicate the throne to pursue a life of wisdom instead. “For […]

The History of the Ancient World

"The History of the Ancient World" book laying on the table next to a dinner spread and a bouquet of flowers.

“To study literature is to study what people thought, did, believed, suffered for, and argued about in the past. This is history.” ~Susan Wise Bauer [emphasis added] Alongside The Project, I’ll be reading Bauer’s The History of… series in parallel.  Bauer writes the chapters themselves […]