The Western Canon

The Hebrew Bible

The Iliad

The Odyssey

Works and Days


"Hymn to Aphrodite"

"Achilles and Ajax Playing Dice"

"Dancing Revelers"


"Victory Odes"

"Kritios Boy"


The Oresteia


The Parthenon


History of the Peloponnesian War


"Oedipus the King"

"The Clouds"

"The Trojan Women"

"The Birds"


"Oedipus at Colonus"

"The Frogs"

"The Bacchae"

The Complete Dialogues of Plato


The Organon of Aristotle



"Aphrodite of Knidos"

Nicomachean Ethics


"The Azara Herm"

"The Grouch" ("Dyskolos")


Hymns and Epigrams of Callimachus

Hippocratic Corpus

"Nike of Samothrace"

The Writings of Cicero

De Rerum Natura

Poems of Catullus

Complete Works of Horace

De architectura


History of Rome

Ab Urbe Condita Libri



On the Nature of Things

The New Testament

Essay and Letters of Seneca the Younger



Parallel Lives

Arch of Titus


Column of Trajan


The Pantheon



The Golden Ass

Column Base of Antoninus Pius


The Talmud



The City of God

Mosaics, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

Rule of Saint Benedict

Hagia Sophia

Mosaics of Basilica at San Vitale

The Christ Pantocrator

The Quran

Dome of the Rock

Lindisfarne Gospels


Great Mosque of Cordoba

Palace Chapel of Charlemagne

The Compendious Book on Calculation

Collected Works of al-Kindi

De Divisione Naturae/Periphyseon

Musica Enchiriadis

Great Book of Music

One Thousand and One Nights

Joshua Roll

Gero Crucifix

Harbaville Triptych

Virgin of Essen

Christ Blessing Emperor Otto II

The Gospel Book of Otto III

Abbey Church of St. Michael's

Book of Optics

The Book of Healing

Bronze Doors of Bishop Bernward

Church of Sant Vicenç

Song of Roland

Mosaics, Church of the Dormition

Pisa Cathedral

Baptistery of San Giovanni

St. Mark's Basiilica

Bayeux Tapestry

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Speyer Cathedral

Abbey Church of Cluny

Durham Cathedral

"Jubilemus Exultemus"

Priory of Saint-Pierre

Mass for Christmas Day

Tristan and Iseult

"Alleluia Justus ut Palma"

Taghribat Bani Hilal

Sarcophagus of Doña Sancha

Hayy ibn Yaqdhan

Fossanova Abbey

Abbey Church of St. Denis

Chartres Cathedral

The Four Books of Sentences

Ordo Virtutum

"Can Vei la Lauzeta"

Averroes's Treatises on Aristotle

Commentary on the Mishna

"Viderunt Omnes"

"Nu Alrest Lebe Ich Mir Werde"

"A Chantar M'er De So"

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris

"Ave Virgo Virginum"

Cantar de Mio Cid

Salisbury Cathedral

Cantigas de Santa Maria

Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

Basilica of San Francesco

The Romance of the Rose

Psalter of Blanche of Castile


"Factum Est Salutare Dominus"

La Quarte Estampie Royal

Baptistery Pulpit

Pulpit, Pisa Baptistery

Summa Theologica

Opus Majus

Madonna Enthroned

Madonna Enthroned

"Jeu de Robin et Marion"

Saint Francis Preaching to the Birds


Florence Cathedral

Palazza della Signoria


Roettgen Pieta

The Travels of Marco Polo

Christ Entering Jerusalem

The Divine Comedy

Madonna Enthroned

Roman de Fauvel

Heiligenkreuz, Schwabish-Gmund

"Tuba sacre fidei" and other motets

Summa of Logic

Complete Works of Petrarch

Defensor Pacis

Hours of Jeanne d'Évreux

"Foy Porter"

Baptistery Doors [Pisano Set]

The Allegory of Good Government

Doge's Palace

"Tosto Che l'Alba"

The Decameron

"Rose, Liz, Printemps, Verdure"

"Non Al Suo Amante"

"Non Avra Ma Pieta"

Messe de Nostre Dame

"En Remirant Vo Douce Pourtraiture"

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

The Canterbury Tales

Milan Cathedral

Infancy of Christ

The Well of Moses

Baptistery Doors [Ghiberti Set]

The Book of the City of Ladies

Quattro Coronati

St. George Tabernacle

Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

The Imitation of Christ

The Tribute Money


Dome of the Florence Cathedral

Ospedale degli Innocenti

Ca' D'Oro

Resvellies Vois

De plus en plus

Merod Triptych

Alleluia: A Newe Work

Mary Magdalen

Ghent Altarpiece

The "Arnolfini Portrait"

Saint-Maclou at Rouen

Veni Creator Spiritus

The Resurrection

De Re Aedificatoria

Equestrian Monument of Gattamelata

St. Sebastian

Je ne puis vivre

Santa Maria Novella (Facade)

Double Portrait of Battista Sforza...

Missa prolationum

Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen

St. Francis in Ecstasy

The Garden of Earthly Delights

An Old Man and a Young Boy


The Virgin of the Rocks

The Birth of Venus

The Last Supper


The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Io non compro piu speranza

Oy comamos y bebamos

Missa Hercules dux Ferrariae

The Unicorn in Captivity



Chapel of Henry VII

Mona Lisa

Ceiling, Sistine Chapel

School of Athens

The Praise of Folly

Isenheim Altarpiece

Virgin Among Virgins

Death and the Maiden


Ninety-five Theses


Tomb of Giuliano de' Medici

Chateau of Chambord

Landscape with St. Jerome

Mille Regretz

The Descent from the Cross

The Assumption of the Virgin

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

The Entombment

Palazzo del Te


Cour du Cheval Blanc

The Battle of Issus

An Allegory of Law and Grace

The Life of Gargantua and Pantagruel

The Prince

The Last Judgment

The Madonna with the Long Neck

Venice Mint

Institutes of the Christian Religion

Library of San Marco

Venus of Urbino

Henry VIII

Stucco Figures

The Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres


Square Court of the Louvre

Allegory of Venus

St. Peter's

Pope Paul III and His Grandsons

Psalm 134/100 ("Old Hundredth")

Portrait of Eleanora of Toledo Her Son

The Danserye

The Meat Stall

Palazzo Pitti


Antwerp Town Hall

Tomb of Henry II & Catherine de Medici

El Escorial

San Giorgio Maggiore

Pope Marcellus Mass

The Return of the Hunters



Perseus and Andromeda

The Four Books of Architecture

The Feast in the House of Levi

Il Gesu

The Rape of the Sabine Woman

The Burial of Count Orgaz

Tamburlaine the Great

A Young Man Among the Roses

The Jew of Malta

Doctor Faustus

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

My bonny lass she smileth

The Last Supper

The Musicians

Loves of the Gods

Solo e pensoso

Contarelli Chapel

The Conversion of St. Paul

Don Quixote

Astronomia Nova

Starry Message


The Great Instauration

Rudolphine Tables

La vida es sueño

Meditations on First Philosophy


The Misanthrope

Paradise Lost