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Birds : Adapted By Sean O'brien (03 Edition)
Birds : Adapted By Sean O'brien (03 Edition)
by Aristophanes And O'brien Sean
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A contemporary adaptation of The Birds by an award-winning poet, published to tie in with a major production at the National Theatre directed by Kathryn Hunter Pez and Eck are on the hunt for the perfect society in "a city where free men might live like... (read more)

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The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
by N K Sandars
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‘I am Gilgamesh who seized and killed the Bull of Heaven, I killed the watchman of the cedar forest, I overthrew Humbaba who lived in the forest’ Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the... (read more)

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Three Plays of Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, the Bacchae
Three Plays of Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, the Bacchae
by Euripides
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Here are three of Euripides' finest tragedies offered in vivid, modern translations.... (read more)

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The Three Theban Plays: Antigon/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus (Penguin Classics)
The Three Theban Plays: Antigon/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus (Penguin Classics)
by Sophocles
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Oedipus in exile, searching for his identity and achieving immortality; his daughter, Antigone, defending her integrity and ideals to the death—these heroic figures have moved playgoers and readers since the fifth century BC.   Towering over... (read more)

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On the Shortness of Life (05 Edition)
On the Shortness of Life (05 Edition)
by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have... (read more)

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Gilgamesh: A New English Version
Gilgamesh: A New English Version
by Stephen Mitchell
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Finally available in paperback comes a brilliant new rendering of the oldest epic in the world by esteemed translator and bestselling author Mitchell.... (read more)

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The Fall of the Roman Republic: Six Lives (Penguin Classics)
The Fall of the Roman Republic: Six Lives (Penguin Classics)
by Plutarch
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Rome's famed historian illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157 to 43 BC in succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesmen of the classical period.... (read more)

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Ancient Greek Alive
Ancient Greek Alive
by Paula Saffire
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They give the best of both worlds, being traditional but with some innovations and some attention to oral work. Scholia Reviews Appropriate for either high school or college use. Bryn Mawr Classical Review This book should help teachers reconsider their... (read more)

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The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures
The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures
by James Pritchard
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"There is no other anthology on the ancient Near East with this breadth of geographical and linguistic coverage, or with this variety of genres, from the literary and historical to the legal, epistolary, and religious."--Francesca Rochberg, University of... (read more)

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The Annals of Imperial Rome (Penguin Classics)
The Annals of Imperial Rome (Penguin Classics)
by Tacitus
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"The Annals of Imperial Rome" recount the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. Michael Grant's introduction discusses the life and works of Tacitus and the historical context of the... (read more)

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The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
by Andrew George
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‘I am Gilgamesh who seized and killed the Bull of Heaven, I killed the watchman of the cedar forest, I overthrew Humbaba who lived in the forest’ Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the... (read more)

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The Republic (Dover Thrift Editions)
The Republic (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Plato
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Famous philosophical treatise of the 4th century BC concerns itself chiefly with the idea of justice, as well as such Platonic theories as that of ideas, the criticism of poetry, and the philosopher's role. Source of the famous cave myth and prototype... (read more)

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Loeb Classical Library #314: Remains of Old Latin: Volume II. Livius Andronicus. Naevius. Pacuvius. Accius
Loeb Classical Library #314: Remains of Old Latin: Volume II. Livius Andronicus. Naevius. Pacuvius. Accius
by Livius Naevius Etc
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The Loeb edition of early Latin writings is in four volumes. The first three contain the extant work of seven poets and surviving portions of the Twelve Tables of Roman law. The fourth volume contains inscriptions on various materials (including coins),... (read more)

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Emperor's Handbook : a New Translation of the Meditations (02 Edition)
Emperor's Handbook : a New Translation of the Meditations (02 Edition)
by Marcus Aurelius
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BEAR IN MIND THAT THE MEASURE OF A MAN IS THE WORTH OF THE THINGS HE CARES ABOUT. IF IT IS GOOD TO SAY OR DO SOMETHING, THEN IT IS EVEN BETTER TO BE CRITICIZED FOR HAVING SAID OR DONE IT. ARE MY GUIDING PRINCIPLES HEALTHY AND ROBUST? ON THIS HANGS... (read more)

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Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Aurelius Marcus
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Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering is at the core of life, he counsels stoic... (read more)

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Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds, Revised Edition
Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds, Revised Edition
by Thomas G West
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This is the only collection of the Platonic dialogues that also includes the Clouds, a work that is fundamental for understanding the thought of Socrates in relation to the Athenian political community and to Greek poetry.... (read more)

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Libanius's Progymnasmata: Model Exercises in Greek Prose Composition and Rhetoric
Libanius's Progymnasmata: Model Exercises in Greek Prose Composition and Rhetoric
by Craig A. Gibson
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Libanius of Antioch (314-93) studied first rhetoric then grammar (literature and composition) and became one of the best known public speakers and teachers in the later Roman Empire. His voluminous writing, including an autobiography, provide... (read more)

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Oresteia
Oresteia
by Aeschlyus
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The most famous series of ancient Greek plays, and the only surviving trilogy, is the Oresteia of Aeschylus, consisting of Agamemnon, Choephoroe, and Eumenides. These three plays recount the murder of Agamemnon by his queen Clytemnestra on his return... (read more)

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The Norton Book of Classical Literature
The Norton Book of Classical Literature
by Bernard Knox
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"The literature of the classical world that has survived is a pitiful remnant of what once existed...". So begins Bernard Knox's preface to an anthology that introduces the modern reader to the enormous breadth and rich variety of that "pitiful remnant" -... (read more)

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Mahabharata #06: Bhishma, Volume One: Including the "Bhagavad Gita" in Context
Mahabharata #06: Bhishma, Volume One: Including the "Bhagavad Gita" in Context
by Alex Cherniak
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Brave, humane, and generous . . . still he was only a brave, humane, and generous rebel; curse on his virtues, they've undone this country. --Member of British Parliament Lord North, upon hearing of General Richard Montgomery's death in battle against... (read more)

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