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Meditations (Modern Library Classics)
Meditations (Modern Library Classics)
by Marcus Aurelius and Gregory Hays
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Consigned to notebooks by one of Rome's last great emperors, Meditations contains the blood and fire of Stoic philosophy. It has been a favorite for many ages and graced the bedside of kings and laity alike.... (read more)

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The Sagas of Icelanders
The Sagas of Icelanders
by Jane (int) Smiley
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"One of the great marvels of World Literature.... This is a dream come true." --Ted Hughes "A testimony to the human spirit's ability not only to endure what fate may send it but to be renewed by the experience." --Seamus Heaney "The glory of the Sagas... (read more)

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Classical Culture and Modern Masculinity
Classical Culture and Modern Masculinity
by Daniel Orrells
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Since the middle of the eighteenth century, the classical world has been seen as foundational and exemplary to Western civilization. However, the Greeks never invaded and colonised western and northern Europe the way the Romans did, and, conversely... (read more)

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Lysistrata and Other Plays: The Acharnians, the Clouds, Lysistrata (Penguin Classics)
Lysistrata and Other Plays: The Acharnians, the Clouds, Lysistrata (Penguin Classics)
by Aristophanes
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Writing at the time of political and social crisis in Athens, Aristophanes was an eloquent yet bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. The Achanians is a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta. In Lysistrata a... (read more)

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Gilgamesh: A New English Version
Gilgamesh: A New English Version
by Stephen Mitchell
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"A flowing, unbroken version that reads as effortlessly as a novel...with startlingly familiar hopes, fears, and lusts. Mitchell...cracks open the lessons in andlt;iandgt;Gilgameshandlt;/iandgt; by rebuilding its clay fragments into a poem easy on the... (read more)

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Edda
Edda
by Snorri Sturluson
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But the king's heart swells, bulging with courage in battle, where heroes sink down... Over a period of twenty years Snorri Sturluson, scholar, courtier and poet, compiled the prose Edda as a textbook for young poets who wished to praise kings. His work... (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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An anthology of classical literature features more than three hundred selections, including pieces on the origins of the Greek language, works by Homer, discussion on the fall of Rome and St. Augustine, and more.... (read more)

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (Oxford Paperback Reference)
The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (Oxford Paperback Reference)
by M C Howatson
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The third edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature is the complete and authoritative reference guide to the classical world and its literary heritage. It not only presents the reader with all the essential facts about the authors, tales... (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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The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at... (read more)

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Enchiridion (91 Edition)
Enchiridion (91 Edition)
by Epictetus
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The Histories (Penguin Classics)
The Histories (Penguin Classics)
by Herodotus
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One of Western historyand#8217;s greatest books springs to life in Tom Hollandand#8217;s vibrant new translation and#160; Herodotus of Halicarnassusand#151;who was hailed by Cicero as and#147;the father of historyand#8221;and#151;wrote his histories... (read more)

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A Little Greek Reader
A Little Greek Reader
by David M. Christenson
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Covering an extensive variety of grammatical constructions, A Little Greek Reader is an ideal supplement for undergraduate courses in beginning and intermediate Greek. It presents more than 200 vivid, unadapted passages drawn from the poetry and prose of... (read more)

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The Oedipus Cycle of Sophocles
The Oedipus Cycle of Sophocles
by Sophocles
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Dudley Fitts (1903-1968), a renowned poet, critic and translator, authored and translated over 20 books. One of the preeminent twentieth century scholars of Greek literature, his English translations of the ancient Greek classics are much praised for... (read more)

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The Complete Greek Tragedies: Sophocles II (Complete Greek Tragedies)
The Complete Greek Tragedies: Sophocles II (Complete Greek Tragedies)
by Sophocles
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David Grene (1913-2002) taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. He was a founding member of the Committee on Social Thought and coedited the University of Chicago Presss prestigious series The Complete Greek Tragedies.Richmond... (read more)

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On the Good Life (71 Edition)
On the Good Life (71 Edition)
by Marcus T. Cicero
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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman orator and statesman, was born at Arpinum of a wealthy local family. He was taken to Rome for his education with the idea of a public career and by the year 70 he had established himself as the leading barrister... (read more)

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Lingua Latina: Colloquia Personarum (Focus Edition): Focus Edition
Lingua Latina: Colloquia Personarum (Focus Edition): Focus Edition
by Hans H. Orberg
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Dialogues corresponding to Ch. 1-24 of "Familia Romana" (Book 1), to supplement the... (read more)

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Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary (Reading Greek)
Reading Greek: Text and Vocabulary (Reading Greek)
by Joint Association Of Classical Teachers
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Second edition of best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. This volume contains a narrative adapted entirely from ancient authors in order to encourage students rapidly to develop their reading skills. The texts... (read more)

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Seneca, Vol. 1: The Tragedies, Vol. 1
Seneca, Vol. 1: The Tragedies, Vol. 1
by Seneca
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The volume includes Trojan Women, Thyestes, Phaedra, Medea, and Agamemnon, plus a preface.... (read more)

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Loeb Classical Library #403: Cicero, Volume I: Rhetorica ad Herennium
Loeb Classical Library #403: Cicero, Volume I: Rhetorica ad Herennium
by Marcus Tullius Cicero
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The Rhetorica ad Herrenium was traditionally attributed to Cicero (106-43 BCE), and reflects, as does Cicero's De Inventione, Hellenistic rhetorical teaching. But most recent editors attribute it to an unknown author.... (read more)

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Selected Satires of Lucian (62 Edition)
Selected Satires of Lucian (62 Edition)
by Lucian
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Lucian, born in Syria in the second century C.E., came to Greece at an early age and mastered its language and literature. He took up law, left it for public speaking, then turned to full-time writing, producing the wide range of subject matter and... (read more)

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