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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 Aeneid (Vintage Classics)
The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)
by Virgil
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Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald.... (read more)

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The Aeneid of Virgil (Bantam Classics)
The Aeneid of Virgil (Bantam Classics)
by Virgil
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"Allen Mandelbaum has produced a living Aeneid, a version that is unmistakably poetry." -- Erich Segal, The New York Times Book Review "A brilliant translation; the only one since Dryden which reads like English verse and conveys some of... (read more)

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The Aeneid
The Aeneid
by Virgil and Robert Fagles
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From the award-winning translator of The Iliad and The Odyssey comes a brilliant new translation of Virgil's great epic Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles mighty foe in the Iliad, begins an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny as the... (read more)

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Penguin Classics #51: The Aeneid
Penguin Classics #51: The Aeneid
by Virgil
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Virgil, born in 70 B.C., is best remembered for his masterpiece, The Aeneid. He earned great favor by portraying Augustus as a descendant of the half-god, half-man Aeneas. Although Virgil swore on his deathbed that The Aeneid was incomplete and unworthy,... (read more)

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Metamorphoses (86 Edition)
Metamorphoses (86 Edition)
by Ovid
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxix]) and index.... (read more)

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Metamorphoses
Metamorphoses
by Ovid
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"The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation into English verse." --John Crowe Ransom... (read more)

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The Metamorphoses of Ovid: A New Verse Translation
The Metamorphoses of Ovid: A New Verse Translation
by Ovid and Allen Mandelbaum
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Through Mandelbaums poetic artistry, this gloriously entertaining achievement of literature-classical myths filtered through the worldly and far from reverent sensibility of the Roman poet Ovid-is revealed anew. “[An] extraordinary translation... (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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Satyrica
Satyrica
by Petronius
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Encolpius, a soldier of fortune, despiser of pedantry, lecherous and contrary, and the beautiful Giton, who lives off his charms, are invited to a gargantuan banquet hosted by the prodigal, pompous, newly rich Trimalchio. When the feast turns into a riot,... (read more)

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Meditations (64 Edition)
Meditations (64 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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The Early History of Rome (Penguin Classics)
The Early History of Rome (Penguin Classics)
by Livy
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With stylistic brilliance and historical imagination, the first five books of Livy's monumental history of Rome record events from the foundation of Rome through the history of the seven kings, the establishment of the Republic and its internal struggles,... (read more)

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The Republic and the Laws (World's Classics)
The Republic and the Laws (World's Classics)
by Cicero
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Cicero's The Republic is an impassioned plea for responsible government written just before the civil war that ended the Roman Republic in a dialogue following Plato. This is the first complete English translation of both works for over sixty years and... (read more)

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The Golden Ass (Penguin Classics)
The Golden Ass (Penguin Classics)
by Apuleius
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In all of literature, there are few books with the vitality of The Golden Ass. Boccaccio borrowed freely from it; later it served to amuse and instruct Cervantes, Henry Fielding, and Tobias George Smoollett. T. E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of... (read more)

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Agricola and Germany
Agricola and Germany
by Tacitus
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Cornelius Tacitus, Rome's greatest historian and the last great writer of classical Latin prose, produced his first two books in AD 98, after the assination of the Emperor Domitian ended fifteen years of enforced silence. Much of Agricola, which is the... (read more)

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The Letters of the Younger Pliny
The Letters of the Younger Pliny
by Pliny
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This text presents the letters of Pliny, a prominent lawyer, administrator and landowner. They light on the Rome of his day and also provide one of the fullest self-portraits to survive from classical times.... (read more)

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Metamorphoses ((Rev)04 Edition)
Metamorphoses ((Rev)04 Edition)
by Ovid
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Ovids sensuous and witty poem brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation—often as a result of love or lust—where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and... (read more)

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On the Good Life (Penguin Classics)
On the Good Life (Penguin Classics)
by Cicero
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This volume brings together his tentative and undogmatic reflections on the good life, in which he discusses duty, friendship, the training of a statesman, and the importance of moral integrity in the search for happiness.... (read more)

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Cicero: Selected Political Speeches (Penguin Classics)
Cicero: Selected Political Speeches (Penguin Classics)
by Cicero
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Philosophical writings on “the good life” by the great Roman orator, in a vital new translation In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises... (read more)

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Selected Works (Cicero, Marcus Tullius)
Selected Works (Cicero, Marcus Tullius)
by Cicero
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Divided into two partsù"Against Tyranny" and "How to Live"ùthis selection of CiceroÆs work reveals the private and public sides of his liberal personality and his opposition to oppressive and unparliamentary methods of government.... (read more)

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