Made with Xara Website by Susan Smily The information on this site was developed by Dr. Honora M. Finkelstein as a series of lecture notes for a World Cultures course. It contains a variety of information about many aspects of world culture throughout the ages. The following works of literature are provided as an adjunct to the notes contained on this site. Great Hymn to the Aten The Emerald Table of Hermes Trismagistus Selections from The Illiad Selections from The Odyssey, Books I, IX & X Introduction to "The Five Ages of Man" from Works and Days "The Allegory of the Cave" from Book VII of Plato’s Republic Plato's "Symposium" Book VI of Vergil’s Aeneid Selections from Beowulf Selected Readings from the Holy Bible Selections from the Koran Selections from Dante’s Inferno