Triple shitpost – Books that encapsulate civilizations

Three shitposts for the price of zero. Quadruple your satisfaction or half your money back!

Greeks – The Illiad
Romans – The Aeneid, Virgil
Byzantines – ???
Ottomans – The Quran
Catholics – Divine Comedy
Protestants – Paradise Lost (probably, haven’t read it yet)
Modern era – Faust

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11 Responses to Triple shitpost – Books that encapsulate civilizations

  1. Rime says:

    Some eastern civilizations for you.

    Islamic Golden Age (Arabized Persia) – One Thousand and One Nights
    China – Four Great Classical Novels
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels
    India – Gita
    Mesopotamia – Epic of Gilgamesh

    I haven’t read any Egyptian works to pass judgement on them.

    Agree completely on Greeks, Romans, Catholics, and Moderns. Reading the Illiad and the Odyssey together it’s pretty clear that they are part of a larger structure. Eh, who cares. We’ll never hear the rest of it.

  2. Tom Bri says:

    Pilgrim’s Progress= Protestants.
    The City of God= Catholics.
    Where does Chaucer fit in? Just Englishmen?
    How about Don Quijote for the Spanish?

  3. Wog Slayer says:

    Here are some:
    Havamal, Edda saga–Norsemen
    Beowulf, Widsith, Deor–Anglo-Saxons
    Pali Canon–Buddhists
    Popol Vuh–Mayans
    Marabharata–India
    Mabinogion–Britons/Welsh
    Lay of Hildebrand, Nibelungenslied–Germany
    Tain Bo Cuailnge, Lebor Gabala Erenn–Ireland
    Assipattle & Stoor Worm–Scotland [Orkney]
    Birth of a Nation–America
    Gone with the Wind–The Confederacy
    Track of the Jew through the ages–National socialists
    Book of the Dead–Egypt
    Bardo Thodol–Tibet
    Matter of France, Les Misearbles–France
    Markens Grøde–Norway
    Kalevala-Finland
    Tale of Genji–Japan
    Liber al Vel Legis–Occultists
    Thus Spoke Zarathustra–Nihilists
    Talmud–Jews
    Anime–weirdos

    • Robotnick says:

      Disagree with Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Nietzsche gets misinterpreted as a nihilist though he isn’t. In my opinion his work is directed at creating a TT Aristocracy.

  4. B. Scarfo says:

    Hey Ive been reading your blog for a few months now. You have some really great ideas and I love what you, Koanic, Tex and the commentors put out. Its fantastic and always provides some mental stimulation. I never really felt compelled to comment until today though.
    Id hardly call this a shitpost. I would include City Of God with the Catholic tradition. Also the listlessness of the characters in The Sun Also Rises reminds me of the modern era. The Quran is probably closer to tribal Arabia than it is the Ottoman Empire. None of this blog is shit, its interesting, keep posting.

  5. Tom Bri says:

    Russia?

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      Dunno, I’m not familiar enough with their history to even know if they’ve had a golden era. It seems that their culture ended completely with the Bolshevik uprising, but they seem to have had a good thing going in the 19th century.

  6. minwu says:

    Eastern Orthodoxy – The River of Fire, Alexandre Kalomiros. All Christians should read it. FREE version: http://www.orthodoxebooks.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/The%20River%20Of%20Fire%20-%20Doctor%20Alexandre%20Kalomiros.pdf

    Gnosticism – The Mystical Qabalah, Dion Fortune. I dislike her freudianism but overall it is a great work. FREE version: http://selfdefinition.org/tarot/Dion-Fortune-Mystical-Qabala.pdf

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