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Birds : Adapted By Sean O'brien (03 Edition)
Birds : Adapted By Sean O'brien (03 Edition)
by Aristophanes And O'brien Sean
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A contemporary adaptation of The Birds by an award-winning poet, published to tie in with a major production at the National Theatre directed by Kathryn Hunter Pez and Eck are on the hunt for the perfect society in "a city where free men might live like... (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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Oedipus in exile, searching for his identity and achieving immortality; his daughter, Antigone, defending her integrity and ideals to the death—these heroic figures have moved playgoers and readers since the fifth century BC.   Towering over... (read more)

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On the Shortness of Life (05 Edition)
On the Shortness of Life (05 Edition)
by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have... (read more)

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Three Plays of Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, the Bacchae
Three Plays of Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, the Bacchae
by Euripides
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Here are three of Euripides' finest tragedies offered in vivid, modern translations.... (read more)

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The Fall of the Roman Republic: Six Lives (Penguin Classics)
The Fall of the Roman Republic: Six Lives (Penguin Classics)
by Plutarch
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Rome's famed historian illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157 to 43 BC in succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesmen of the classical period.... (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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Meditations (Penguin Classics)
Meditations (Penguin Classics)
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 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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The Histories (Penguin Classics)
The Histories (Penguin Classics)
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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Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds, Revised Edition
Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds, Revised Edition
by Thomas G West
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This is the only collection of the Platonic dialogues that also includes the Clouds, a work that is fundamental for understanding the thought of Socrates in relation to the Athenian political community and to Greek poetry.... (read more)

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Oresteia
Oresteia
by Aeschlyus
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The most famous series of ancient Greek plays, and the only surviving trilogy, is the Oresteia of Aeschylus, consisting of Agamemnon, Choephoroe, and Eumenides. These three plays recount the murder of Agamemnon by his queen Clytemnestra on his return... (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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"The literature of the classical world that has survived is a pitiful remnant of what once existed...". So begins Bernard Knox's preface to an anthology that introduces the modern reader to the enormous breadth and rich variety of that "pitiful remnant" -... (read more)

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Euripides Four Plays
Euripides Four Plays
by Stephen Esposito
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This anthology includes four outstanding translations of Euripides’ plays: Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus, and Heracles. These translations remain close to the original, with extensive introductions, interpretive essays, and footnotes. This series is... (read more)

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The Portable Greek Reader (Viking Portable Library)
The Portable Greek Reader (Viking Portable Library)
by W H Auden
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It is commonplace to say that our civilization is built on the ruins of Greece. W. H. Auden’s splendid anthology locates the truth behind the truism, while filling in the gaps in our knowledge of a people who gave us so much of our cultural legacy.... (read more)

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The Complete Plays of Sophocles
The Complete Plays of Sophocles
by Sophocles
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Emperor's Handbook : a New Translation of the Meditations (02 Edition)
Emperor's Handbook : a New Translation of the Meditations (02 Edition)
by Marcus Aurelius
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BEAR IN MIND THAT THE MEASURE OF A MAN IS THE WORTH OF THE THINGS HE CARES ABOUT. IF IT IS GOOD TO SAY OR DO SOMETHING, THEN IT IS EVEN BETTER TO BE CRITICIZED FOR HAVING SAID OR DONE IT. ARE MY GUIDING PRINCIPLES HEALTHY AND ROBUST? ON THIS HANGS... (read more)

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The Burial At Thebes
The Burial At Thebes
by Seamus Heaney
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Sophocles' play, first staged in the fifth century B.C., stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. During the War of the Seven Against Thebes... (read more)

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Aristophanes : Clouds (92 Edition)
Aristophanes : Clouds (92 Edition)
by Aristophanes
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This is an English translation of Aristophanes' famous comedy, Clouds, noted for its critique of philosophy, society and education. It includes essays on Old Comedy and the Theater of Dionysus, suggestions for further reading, notes on production, and a... (read more)

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The Golden Ass: The Transformations of Lucius
The Golden Ass: The Transformations of Lucius
by Apuleius
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The story of The Golden Ass is that of Lucius Apuleius, a young man of good birth who encountered many strange adventures while disporting himself along the roads to Thessaly. Not the least of these occurred when Apuleius offended a priestess of the... (read more)

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The Satyricon
The Satyricon
by Petronius
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The Satyricon is a classic of comedy, a superbly funny picture of Nero's Rome as seen through the eyes of Petronius, its most amorous and elegant courtier. William Arrowsmith's translation—a lively, modern, unexpurgated text—recaptures all the... (read more)

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