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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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Letters of the Younger Pliny (63 Edition)
Letters of the Younger Pliny (63 Edition)
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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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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Selected Works : Against Verres I, Twenty-three Letters, the Second Phillipic Against Anthony, on Duties III, on Old Age (60 Edition)
Selected Works : Against Verres I, Twenty-three Letters, the Second Phillipic Against Anthony, on Duties III, on Old Age (60 Edition)
by Marcus 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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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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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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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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Antigone (46 Edition)
Antigone (46 Edition)
by Sophocles
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Full Length, Tragedy / 8m, 4f Produced in modern dress in New York with Katherine Cornell and Sir Cedric Hardwicke, the Galantiere version of the Greek legend comes from a Paris that suffered under the heel of tyranny. The play's parallels to modern... (read more)

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Lysistrata and Other Plays ((Rev)02 Edition)
Lysistrata and Other Plays ((Rev)02 Edition)
by Aristophanes
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Writing at the time of political and social crisis in Athens, Aristophanes was an eloquent yet bawdy challenger to the demagogue and the sophist. The Achanians is a plea for peace set against the background of the long war with Sparta. In Lysistrata a... (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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Complete Euripides Volume 3 (09 Edition)
Complete Euripides Volume 3 (09 Edition)
by Euripides
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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations offers new translations that go beyond... (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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Three Plays of Euripides : Alcestis / Medea / Bacchae (74 Edition)
Three Plays of Euripides : Alcestis / Medea / Bacchae (74 Edition)
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 Golden Ass
The Golden Ass
by Apuleius
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The Golden Ass by Apuleius is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel - the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in entirety from antiquity. It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and... (read more)

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Three Comedies
Three Comedies
by Aristophanes
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Contains The Birds, The Clouds, and The Wasps... (read more)

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Hesiod & Theognis
Hesiod & Theognis
by Hesiod/wender
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Together these two poetsùHesiod, the epic poet, and Theognis, the elegistùoffer a superb introduction to the life and thought of ancient Greece.... (read more)

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Sophocles II: Ajax, the Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, the Trackers (Edition Grene) (3RD 13 Edition)
Sophocles II: Ajax, the Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes, the Trackers (Edition Grene) (3RD 13 Edition)
by Sophocles
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Sophocles II contains the plays “Ajax,” translated by John Moore; “The Women of Trachis,” translated by Michael Jameson; “Electra,” translated by David Grene; “Philoctetes,” translated by David Grene; and... (read more)

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Euripides' Bacchae
Euripides' Bacchae
by Euripides
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An English translation of Euripides' tragedy based on the mythological story of King Pentheus of Thebes and his fateful encounter with the god DIonysus. Includes an introductory essay, extensive notes, appendices on lacuna, a geneological chart 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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Aristiohanes Lysistrata
Aristiohanes Lysistrata
by Aristophanes
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The first new edition in almost sixty years, this volume of Aristophanes' Lysistrata brings the play completely up to date with modern scholarship. It provides the first complete account of its history and contains new information about the comic theater... (read more)

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