I've recently decided to get started on philosophy and decided to start by reading Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
However, as I'm a total n00b in philosophical thought, and advanced literature too, desu, I think I may have missed much of the deeper understanding of the book
Is there any work that'd be better for a begginer? I've heard that the greeks are a good start, but I don't know much about them to actually choose a good starting book
Read a book on the History of Philosophy, so you may know at least what are the main ideas and theories and who are the main philosophers throughout history - I've read Bertrand Russel's History of the Western Philosophy, but I've heard that Copleston guide is better.
After that, read Plato and commentaries on him and the pre-socratics. From there, you can choose what to read, since you'll have an overall idea of what is more in line with you.
If you really know NOTHING about philosophy and don't bother with YA, read Sophie's World. It's a good introduction. It got me into philosophy.
For a basic idea of what philosophy is about Bertrand Russell's short book "The Problems of Philosophy" is all you need. If you want to learn specific philosophers then I recommend Waterfield's "The First Philosophers" about the pre-socratics and in general avoid Penguin if you're able to, though I think it might matter less for Plato than the others. Epicurus might be worth reading, too.
If you want a core reading of Plato I've read most of his works and I recommend -
Apology, Crito, Phaedo (often grouped together), Gorgias, Protagoras, Meno, Republic, and though I haven't read it you technically should read Symposium as well, and leave his later works (Theaetetus, Parmenides, Sophist, Laws) until you have more ability.
What appeals to you about philosophy?
I looked that up and it's 11 volumes, the first one being 544 pages. I'm not sure it's worth the time to read a huge history like that unless you specifically want to learn about it in depth. If all you want is an introduction it seems like a 100 page book might work well enough.
Nietzsche is about as inaccessible and unintelligible as philosophy gets, and it's built off of many hundreds of years of prior writing. Not just that but Zarathustra is the most inaccessible and unintelligible thing Nietzsche wrote.
I don't know whether this was well-crafted b8 or you genuinely thought going straight to Zarathustra was a good idea, but in case it's the latter, my advice depends on how deep a knowledge you're willing to pursue and whether you have particular interests. If you genuinely want to become intimately familiar with all of philosophy then starting with the greeks is probably pretty smart. If you just want to get an idea of what goes on in philosophy and have a decent grasp of the main issues, just go to the Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy and start reading something that seems like an interesting starting point.
In fact, I'd recommend SEP either way, just read the core texts and extended secondary literature too if you're doing it properly.
I-I thought it would be nice to start with such a famous book
And some dude here recommended it for begginers in philosophy
So I partially blame you guys
But as everyone said here, I think It's best if I start reading a bit on the history of philosophy before I go deeper into more modern writers