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Euripides III : (Edition: Grene) (3RD 13 Edition)
Euripides III : (Edition: Grene) (3RD 13 Edition)
by Euripides
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Euripides III contains the plays “Heracles,” translated by William Arrowsmith; “The Trojan Women,” translated by Richmond Lattimore; “Iphigenia among the Taurians,” translated by Anne Carson; and “Ion,&rdquo... (read more)

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Classics in Translation : Latin Literature, Volume II (52 Edition)
Classics in Translation : Latin Literature, Volume II (52 Edition)
by Paul L. (ed.) Mackendrick
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Here, translated into modern idiom, are many works of the authors whose ideas have consitituted the mainstream of classical thought. This volume of new translations was born of necessity, to answer the needs of a course in Greek and Roman culture offered... (read more)

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Theban Plays
Theban Plays
by Sophocles
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-223).... (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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Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106–43 BCE), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In... (read more)

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Oresteia (10 Edition)
Oresteia (10 Edition)
by Anne Carson
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In An Oresteia, the classicist Anne Carson combines three different versions of the tragedy of the house of Atreus A iskhylos Agamemnon, Sophokles Elektra and Euripides Orestes. After the murder of her daughter Iphigeneia by her husband, Agamemnon... (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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Antigone (03 Edition)
Antigone (03 Edition)
by Sophocles
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Sophocles: Antigone is the fifth title in the Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama series.... (read more)

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Lysistrata - With New Afterword (09 Edition)
Lysistrata - With New Afterword (09 Edition)
by Aristophanes
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In Lysistrata a band of women tap into the awesome power of sex in order to end a war. @PussyWhip What’s something we can leverage against men? What’s the one thing we’re good for again? It’s on the tip of my tongue. From... (read more)

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Meditations (97 Edition)
Meditations (97 Edition)
by Marcus Aurelius
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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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Egil's Saga
Egil's Saga
by Sturluson
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Egil's Saga tells the story of the long and brutal life of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a psychologically ambiguous character who was at once the composer of intricately beautiful poetry and a physical grotesque capable of... (read more)

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Bacchae and Other Plays (99 Edition)
Bacchae and Other Plays (99 Edition)
by Euripides
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The four plays newly translated for this volume are among Euripides most exciting works. Iphigenia among the Taurians is a story of escape contrasting Greek and barbarian civilization, set on the Black Sea at the edge of the known world. Bacchae, a... (read more)

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Golden Ass (13 Edition)
Golden Ass (13 Edition)
by Apuleius
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“A cause for celebration on many counts . . . We owe Sarah Ruden a great debt of thanks for [this] English translation that is no less inventive, varied, and surprising than the original.”—G. W. Bowersock, New York Review of Books D... (read more)

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Plutarch's Lives  Vol. I (Modern Library Classics)
Plutarch's Lives Vol. I (Modern Library Classics)
by Plutarch
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"A Bible for heroes."... (read more)

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Theban Plays (04 Edition)
Theban Plays (04 Edition)
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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Six Greek Comedies : Aristophanes, Euripedes, Menander (02 Edition)
Six Greek Comedies : Aristophanes, Euripedes, Menander (02 Edition)
by Aristophanes
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Six wide ranging classic plays with introduction by the editor The comedies of the Athenian theatre not only lie at the root of Western drama, they also offer a unique insight into everyday life in ancient Greece. This selection of six wide ranging plays... (read more)

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Histories ((Rev)03 Edition)
Histories ((Rev)03 Edition)
by Herodotus
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The World Literature series reproduces the greatest books the world over with only the highest production standards. History, philosophy, psychology, political theory, fiction, and ancient texts are now accessible to everyone at an extremely affordable... (read more)

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Six Tragedies (10 Edition)
Six Tragedies (10 Edition)
by Seneca
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Here is a lively, readable, and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers--the only tragic playwright from ancient Rome whose work survives. Tutor to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived... (read more)

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Plays and Fragments (01 Edition)
Plays and Fragments (01 Edition)
by Menander
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The greatest writer of Greek New Comedy and the founding father of European comedy, Menander (c.341-290 BC) wrote over one hundred plays, of which only one complete play and substantial fragments of others survive. Until the twentieth century he was... (read more)

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The Works and Days; Theogony; The Shield of Herakles
The Works and Days; Theogony; The Shield of Herakles
by Hesiod
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Epic poems by one who has been called the first Greek philosopher and theologian... (read more)

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Learn Ancient Greek
Learn Ancient Greek
by P. V. Jones
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Based on the same principles as Learn Latin, Peter Joness bestselling book of the hugely popular Daily Telegraph series, this book teaches you enough Greek in 20 chapters to be able to read some real ancient Greek - one of the worlds greatest languages... (read more)

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