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Oedipus at Colonus
Oedipus at Colonus
by Sophocles
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Perhaps the most philosophical of the three Theban plays, Oedipus at Colonus continues the story begun in Oedipus the King. Oedipus is a blind beggar, tainted by his past, and nearing the end of his life. He travels with his daughter, Antigone, until... (read more)

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Chaucer
Chaucer
by Peter Ackroyd
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Bestselling author Peter Ackroyd brilliantly evokes the medieval world of England and provides an incomparable introduction to the great poet Geoffrey Chaucer's work, including "The Canterbury Tales." High school & older.... (read more)

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The Civil War: With the Anonymous Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars (Oxford World's Classics)
The Civil War: With the Anonymous Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars (Oxford World's Classics)
by Caesar
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The Civil War is Caesar's masterly account of the celebrated war between himself and his great rival Pompey, from the crossing of the Rubicon in January 49 B.C. to Pompey's death and the start of the Alexandrian War in the autumn of the following year... (read more)

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Beowulf (Signet Classics)
Beowulf (Signet Classics)
by Anonymous
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The earliest extant poem in a modern European language, "Beowulf" is an epic that reflects a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood, victory, and death. This repackaged Signet classic Includes a Glossary of terms.... (read more)

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The Miller's Prologue and Tale (Cambridge School Chaucer)
The Miller's Prologue and Tale (Cambridge School Chaucer)
by Valerie Allen
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Six-hundred-year-old tales with modern relevance. As well as the complete text of the Miller's Prologue and Tale, the student will find illustrated information on Chaucer's world, including a map of the Canterbury pilgrimage, a running synopsis of the... (read more)

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Sappho: A New Translation
Sappho: A New Translation
by Sappho
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The best translation of Sappho's work available, now with a beautiful new package.... (read more)

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Rome and the Mediterranean: Books XXXI-XLV of the History of Rome from Its Foundation (Penguin Classics)
Rome and the Mediterranean: Books XXXI-XLV of the History of Rome from Its Foundation (Penguin Classics)
by Livy
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For Livy, the glorious early history of Rome provided both an example and a warning to his own degenerate times. This text provides his ideas on the theme.... (read more)

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Four Comedies
Four Comedies
by Aristophanes
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This text provides translations of four of Aristophanies' comedies: Lysistrata, The Acharnians, The Congresswomen, and The Frogs.... (read more)

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The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five (Oxford World's Classics)
The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five (Oxford World's Classics)
by Livy
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"The fates ordained the founding of this great city and the beginning of the world's mightiest empire, second only to the power of the gods" Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from... (read more)

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Gilgamesh : Verse Narrative (03 Edition)
Gilgamesh : Verse Narrative (03 Edition)
by Herbert Mason
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Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of... (read more)

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Prometheus Bound and Other Plays: Prometheus Bound, the Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, Thepersian (Penguin Classics)
Prometheus Bound and Other Plays: Prometheus Bound, the Suppliants, Seven Against Thebes, Thepersian (Penguin Classics)
by Aeschylus
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‘Your kindness to the human race has earned you this. A god who would not bow to the gods’ anger – you Transgressing right, gave privileges to mortal men’ Aeschylus (525–456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the... (read more)

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Beowulf
Beowulf
by E Talbot Donaldson
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This book is a highly accurate, new prose translation of the classic Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf.... (read more)

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Piers the Ploughman (Penguin Classics)
Piers the Ploughman (Penguin Classics)
by William Langland
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Piers the Ploughman, a blending of prophecy and satirical comedy, is the great representative English poem of the late Middle Ages. The work of an obscure fourteenth-century cleric, Piers the Ploughman is concerned with the largest of all poetic themes... (read more)

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Dante: The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man
Dante: The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man
by Barbara Reynolds
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Dante is one of the towering figures in world literature, and yet many riddles and questions about his life and work persist. In the first full-length biography of him in more than twenty years, Barbara Reynolds offers provocative new ideas in every... (read more)

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Medieval Lays and Legends of Marie de France
Medieval Lays and Legends of Marie de France
by Marie De France
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An artful storyteller whose tales continue to enthrall modern readers, the twelfth-century poet known as Marie de France transformed folklore and legends into a distinctive variety of romance. Knights, fairies, princes in disguise, and werewolves... (read more)

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It's Greek to Me
It's Greek to Me
by Michael Macrone
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Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will... (read more)

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Geoffrey Chaucer: the General Prologue To the Canterbury Tales: Essays • Articles • Reviews (Columbia Critical Guides)
Geoffrey Chaucer: the General Prologue To the Canterbury Tales: Essays • Articles • Reviews (Columbia Critical Guides)
by Jodi-anne George
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Taught in schools and universities around the world, and the constant subject of books, essays, and articles down the years, The General Prologue to the "Canterbury Tales" has long been central to the English literary canon. Jodi-Anne George provides a... (read more)

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Selected Poems of Rumi (Dover Thrift Editions)
Selected Poems of Rumi (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Jalalu'l-din Rumi
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In recent years the stirring, unforgettable poetry of Jalālul-Dīn Rūmī (1207-1273), the great Sūfi teacher and the greatest mystical poet of Iran, has gained tremendous popularity in the western world. Although he died over 700... (read more)

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The Digest of Roman Law: Theft, Rapine, Damage, and Insult
The Digest of Roman Law: Theft, Rapine, Damage, and Insult
by Justinian
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Codified by Justinian I and published under his aegis in A.D. 533, this celebrated work of legal history forms a fascinating picture of ordinary life in Rome.... (read more)

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Sappho a New Translation
Sappho a New Translation
by Sappho/barnard
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These hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of Sappho that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's translations are lean, incisive, direct--the best ever... (read more)

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