Here follows The Lyceum literature list. While not all works are read each year, nonetheless, students will encounter a good portion of these works in any one year. The books for students in grades nine through twelve are culled from the great books of Western Civilization; “the best of what has been thought or said.” The great works of literature are divided into four sections: The great books of Greece and Rome, England, America, and the World, respectively. That the wealth might be shared by all, each section also includes a good bit of poetry and some Shakespeare.
Since students should read good books before grappling with the great, the works read in grades seven and eight are taken from the best of the good stories, novels, plays, and poems, as well as a few of the more accessible great books of Western Civilization.