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Lysistranta, Women's Festival and Frogs (11 Edition)
Lysistranta, Women's Festival and Frogs (11 Edition)
by Aristophanes
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Most readers nowadays encounter the plays of Aristophanes in the classroom, not the theater. Yet the andquot;father of comedyandquot; wrote his plays for the stage, not as literary texts. Many English translations of the plays were written decades ago... (read more)

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Complete Plays of Sophocles (67 Edition)
Complete Plays of Sophocles (67 Edition)
by Sophocles
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The Oresteia (Penguin Classics)
The Oresteia (Penguin Classics)
by Aeschylus
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In the Oresteia—the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity—Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance... (read more)

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Linear B: An Introduction
Linear B: An Introduction
by J. Hooker
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This introduction is suitable for the student with some knowledge of Greek who wishes to have access to Linear B material. Part One places the development of the Linear B script against its historical background; the earlier varieties of Aegean writing... (read more)

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The Oedipus Cycle: Sophocles
The Oedipus Cycle: 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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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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The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone
The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone
by Sophocles
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Revising and updating his classic 1958 translation, Paul Roche captures the dramatic power and intensity, the subtleties of meaning, and the explosive emotions of Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. In vivid, poetic language, he presents the timeless story... (read more)

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Electra and Other Plays (98 Edition)
Electra and Other Plays (98 Edition)
by Euripides
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Euripides, wrote Aristotle, ‘is the most intensely tragic of all the poets’. In his questioning attitude to traditional pieties, disconcerting shifts of sympathy, disturbingly eloquent evil characters and acute insight into destructive... (read more)

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The Theban Plays: Antigone, King Oidipous and Oidipous at Colonus
The Theban Plays: Antigone, King Oidipous and Oidipous at Colonus
by Sophocles
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The three best known of Sophocles' plays in a readable translation, designed specifically for college courses in Classics, Classical tradition and Greek theater.... (read more)

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Learn to Read Greek Workbook, Part 1
Learn to Read Greek Workbook, Part 1
by Andrew Keller
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Learn to Read Greek is a text and workbook for students beginning the study of Ancient Greek. It is the companion volume to the authors’ Learn to Read Latin, published in 2004. Like its Latin predecessor, it has a grammar-based approach and is... (read more)

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The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes
The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes
by Seamus Heaney
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The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes. Written in the fifth century BC, this play concerns the predicament of the outcast hero, Philoctetes, whom the Greeks marooned on the island of Lemnos and forgot about until the... (read more)

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Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary (02 Edition)
Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary (02 Edition)
by James Morwood
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The Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary is a brand new dictionary that is ideal for beginners learning Classical Greek at the college level. It covers over 20,000 Greek words and phrases in clear, user-friendly translations, and over 4,000 English... (read more)

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Greek Lives (98 Edition)
Greek Lives (98 Edition)
by Plutarch
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"I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror...The experience is like nothing so much as spending time in their company and living with them: I receive and welcome each of them in turn as my guest." Here, Plutarch introduces the major figures... (read more)

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Loeb Classical Library #075: Volume IV. Epistles 1-65
Loeb Classical Library #075: Volume IV. Epistles 1-65
by Not Available (na)
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In 124 epistles Seneca (c. 4-65 CE) writes to Lucilius, occasionally about technical problems of philosophy, but more often in a relaxed style about moral and ethical questions, relating them to personal experiences. He thus presents a Stoic philosopher... (read more)

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Participles in Rigvedic Sanskrit: The Syntax and Semantics of Adjectival Verb Forms
Participles in Rigvedic Sanskrit: The Syntax and Semantics of Adjectival Verb Forms
by John J. Lowe
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This book examines several thousand examples of tense-aspect stem participles in the Rigveda, and the passages in which they appear, in terms of both their syntax and semantics. The Rigveda is an ancient collection of sacred Indian hymns, written in... (read more)

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Meditations (06 Edition)
Meditations (06 Edition)
by Marcus Aurelius
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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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Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse
Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse
by Anonymous
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"Ferry's version [of Gilgamesh will] become the standard English text."--Fred Marchant, The Harvard Review "There have been other English accounts of this hero with a thousand descendants, but this is the first one that is as much poetry as scholarship."... (read more)

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Aristophanes : Acharnians, Lysistrata, Clouds ((Rev)97 Edition)
Aristophanes : Acharnians, Lysistrata, Clouds ((Rev)97 Edition)
by Aristophanes
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General Introduction Acharnians Lysistrata... (read more)

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Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds (Classical Presences)
Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds (Classical Presences)
by Carol Gillespie
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Classical material was traditionally used to express colonial authority, but it was also appropriated by imperial subjects to become first a means of challenging colonialism and then a rich field for creating cultural identities that blend the old and... (read more)

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De Finibus, Volume XVII (14 Edition)
De Finibus, Volume XVII (14 Edition)
by Marcus T. Cicero
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We know more of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BCE), lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, than of any other Roman. Besides much else, his work conveys the turmoil of his time, and the part he played in a period that saw the rise and fall of Julius... (read more)

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