Colonists With Royal Ancestries A large number of American Colonists trace
their roots back to the Kings and Queens of Europe. Here is a list of some of
Classical Literature Having Significant Influence
Upon the American Colonists
Philosophers and Poets, Most of the founding fathers in America were
thorougly familiar with these Greco-Roman authors: e.g., Aristotle, Plato,
and Medieval Classics, The Great Books of Western Civilization now
available online. These writings provide the European framework of the cultural
backdrop in which America was established.
The Latin Library, (Cicero,
Livy, Horace, etc.) Ability to read these sources extemporaneously was an
entrance requirement at colonial schools such as Harvard.
VULGATE, The Holy Bible In Latin Language With Douay-Rheims English Translation
Old/New Testament Greek Lexicon, on-line Old/New Testament Greek Lexicon.
Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon, on-line Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon.
The Holy Bible was, of course, the most influential piece of literature in Colonial America
A The New Strong's Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible; Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Expanded edition (April 13, 2010). This hardbound book includes includes expanded Hebrew and Greek dictionaries, as well as the best of Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary.
BibleGateway, A searchable online Bible in over 100 versions and 50 languages.
Bible, A searchable online Bible, multiple versions and languages.
Logos Bible Software 4, Software to aid investigation of the original meaning by studying the Bible's Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words. Multiple upgrades, also en Espanol.
St. Augustine was the church father of choice among American Puritans.
English translations of his works on predestination which greatly influenced