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Loeb Classical Library #195: Attic Nights: Volume I. Books 1-5
Loeb Classical Library #195: Attic Nights: Volume I. Books 1-5
by Aulus Gellius
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Aulus Gellius (ca. 123–170 CE) is known almost wholly from his Noctes Atticae, 'Attic Nights', so called because it was begun during the nights of an Attic winter. The work collects in twenty books (of Book VIII only the index is extant) interesting... (read more)

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Theocritus: Select Poems
Theocritus: Select Poems
by K. Dover
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This selection of the poems of Theocritus illustrates his creative genius and rare powers of observation. Dover's introduction and notes offer insights into both the writing and the life and times of the poet.... (read more)

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Lingva Latina
Lingva Latina
by Hans H. Orberg
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This student’s manual, in English, for Familia Romana (Lingua Latina Pars I), includes a guide to pronunciation, instructions, and information on key points to be noted in each chapter. This book is especially valuable for students working on... (read more)

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Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature
Remembering the Roman People: Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature
by T. P. Wiseman
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In the Roman republic, only the People could pass laws, only the People could elect politicians to office, and the very word republica meant 'the People's business'. So why is it always assumed that the republic was an oligarchy? The main reason is that... (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 Fragments of Heracleon
The Fragments of Heracleon
by A. E. Brooke
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Only fragments of the writings of the Gnostic teacher Heracleon, a disciple of Valentinus who flourished around 145-180 A.D, survive and primarily in quotations in Origen's commentary on the Gospel of Saint John. This book gives an edition of the... (read more)

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De Re Publica De Legibus, Volume XVI (28 Edition)
De Re Publica De Legibus, Volume XVI (28 Edition)
by Marcus T. 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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Euripides: Helen (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)
Euripides: Helen (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)
by Euripides
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This up-to-date edition offers a detailed literary and cultural analysis of Euripides' Helen, a work which arguably embodies the variety and dynamism of fifth-century Athenian tragedy more than any other surviving play. The story of an exemplary wife... (read more)

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Tibullus: A Hellenistic Poet at Rome
Tibullus: A Hellenistic Poet at Rome
by Francis Cairns
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Tibullus was one of the leading poets of Augustan Rome. Professor Cairns examines in detail aspects of Tibullus' poetic craftsmanship - his learning, his interest in the meanings of words, his use of suspense and deception, his control of the structures... (read more)

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What Ten Young Men Did (05 Edition)
What Ten Young Men Did (05 Edition)
by Dandin
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If American journalism were a religion, as it has been called, then its supreme deity would be "objectivity." The high priests of the profession worship the concept, while the iconoclasts of advocacy journalism, new journalism, and cyberjournalism... (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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Grammar of the Gothic Language
Grammar of the Gothic Language
by J. Wright
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Although it has no modern descendants, Gothic is a language of considerable importance in the study of the Germanic languages, including English. The surviving texts consist mostly of the New Testament translations commissioned by the fourth-century... (read more)

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Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, Mythology, Religion, Literature, and Art
Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, Mythology, Religion, Literature, and Art
by Oskar Seyffert
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An A-Z of classical antiquity, from Abacus to Zosimux, covering every aspect of life and myth in ancient Greece and Rome. Originally published in German by Dr. Oskar Seyffert, this volume is enlarged and expanded by Henry Nettleship, M.A., and J.E... (read more)

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Plato : Crito (99 Edition)
Plato : Crito (99 Edition)
by Jones
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Plato's Socrates, in prison and being urged to flee execution, raises in acute form, and for the first time in European thought, a central question: is it right to disobey the state? Socrates' controversial answer in "Crito" has... (read more)

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Contributions to Latin Lexicography (Cambridge Library Collection - Classics)
Contributions to Latin Lexicography (Cambridge Library Collection - Classics)
by Henry Nettleship
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Henry Nettleship (1839-1893), Professor of Latin at Oxford, published his work on Latin lexicography in 1889. The volume had originally been planned as a complete Latin lexicon; however, after almost twelve years (during which Lewis and Short's Latin... (read more)

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Lucan: De Bello Civili, Book 1
Lucan: De Bello Civili, Book 1
by Paul Roche
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This is a full-scale edition (the first in nearly 70 years) of the first book of Lucan's De Bello Civili, an important and influential epic poem written in the 60s AD, which recounts the civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey in the years 49-45 BC... (read more)

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Oresteia, New Translation (99 Edition)
Oresteia, New Translation (99 Edition)
by Aeschylus
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In the last year of his life, Ted Hughes completed translations of three major dramatic works: Racine's Phedre, Euripedes' Alcestis, and the trilogy of plays known as at The Oresteia, a family story of astonishing power and the background or inspiration... (read more)

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Moralia #1: Moralia: Volume I. the Education of Children. How the Young Man Should Study Poetry. on Listening to Lectures. How to Tell a Fl
Moralia #1: Moralia: Volume I. the Education of Children. How the Young Man Should Study Poetry. on Listening to Lectures. How to Tell a Fl
by Plutarch
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Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45–120 CE, was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given consular rank by the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece... (read more)

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Mahabhrata Book Eight: Karna (Clay Sanskrit Library)
Mahabhrata Book Eight: Karna (Clay Sanskrit Library)
by Adam Bowles
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According to the 2000 census, Latinos/as have become the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. Images of Latinos and Latinas in mainstream news and in popular culture suggest a Latin Explosion at center stage, yet the topic of queer... (read more)

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Roman Antiquities: Volume VI. Books 9.25-10
Roman Antiquities: Volume VI. Books 9.25-10
by Of Halicarnassus Dinoysius
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Dionysius of Halicarnassus was born before 53 BCE and went to Italy before 29 BCE. He taught rhetoric in Rome while studying the Latin language, collecting material for a history of Rome, and writing. His Roman Antiquities began to appear in 7 BCE... (read more)

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