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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 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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The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at... (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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An anthology of classical literature features more than three hundred selections, including pieces on the origins of the Greek language, works by Homer, discussion on the fall of Rome and St. Augustine, and more.... (read more)

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Lysistrata and Other Plays: The Acharnians, the Clouds, Lysistrata (Penguin Classics)
Lysistrata and Other Plays: The Acharnians, the Clouds, Lysistrata (Penguin Classics)
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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The Histories (Penguin Classics)
The Histories (Penguin Classics)
by Herodotus
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One of Western historyand#8217;s greatest books springs to life in Tom Hollandand#8217;s vibrant new translation and#160; Herodotus of Halicarnassusand#151;who was hailed by Cicero as and#147;the father of historyand#8221;and#151;wrote his histories... (read more)

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Enchiridion (91 Edition)
Enchiridion (91 Edition)
by Epictetus
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The Complete Greek Tragedies: Sophocles II (Complete Greek Tragedies)
The Complete Greek Tragedies: Sophocles II (Complete Greek Tragedies)
by Sophocles
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David Grene (1913-2002) taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. He was a founding member of the Committee on Social Thought and coedited the University of Chicago Presss prestigious series The Complete Greek Tragedies.Richmond... (read more)

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The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone
The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone
by Sophocles
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Revising and updating his classic 1958 translation, Paul Roche captures the dramatic power and intensity, the subtleties of meaning, and the explosive emotions of Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. In vivid, poetic language, he presents the timeless story... (read more)

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Electra and Other Plays (98 Edition)
Electra and Other Plays (98 Edition)
by Euripides
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Euripides, wrote Aristotle, ‘is the most intensely tragic of all the poets’. In his questioning attitude to traditional pieties, disconcerting shifts of sympathy, disturbingly eloquent evil characters and acute insight into destructive... (read more)

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On the Good Life (71 Edition)
On the Good Life (71 Edition)
by Marcus T. Cicero
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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Roman orator and statesman, was born at Arpinum of a wealthy local family. He was taken to Rome for his education with the idea of a public career and by the year 70 he had established himself as the leading barrister... (read more)

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The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes
The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes
by Seamus Heaney
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The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes. Written in the fifth century BC, this play concerns the predicament of the outcast hero, Philoctetes, whom the Greeks marooned on the island of Lemnos and forgot about until the... (read more)

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Complete Plays of Sophocles (67 Edition)
Complete Plays of Sophocles (67 Edition)
by Sophocles
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Greek Lives (98 Edition)
Greek Lives (98 Edition)
by Plutarch
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"I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror...The experience is like nothing so much as spending time in their company and living with them: I receive and welcome each of them in turn as my guest." Here, Plutarch introduces the major figures... (read more)

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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2 (01 Edition)
Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2 (01 Edition)
by Plutarch
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"A Bible for heroes."... (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 Theban Plays: Antigone, King Oidipous and Oidipous at Colonus
The Theban Plays: Antigone, King Oidipous and Oidipous at Colonus
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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The Oedipus Cycle of Sophocles
The Oedipus Cycle of Sophocles
by Sophocles
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Dudley Fitts (1903-1968), a renowned poet, critic and translator, authored and translated over 20 books. One of the preeminent twentieth century scholars of Greek literature, his English translations of the ancient Greek classics are much praised for... (read more)

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Seneca, Vol. 1: The Tragedies, Vol. 1
Seneca, Vol. 1: The Tragedies, Vol. 1
by Seneca
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The volume includes Trojan Women, Thyestes, Phaedra, Medea, and Agamemnon, plus a preface.... (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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Lysistranta, Women's Festival and Frogs (11 Edition)
Lysistranta, Women's Festival and Frogs (11 Edition)
by Aristophanes
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Most readers nowadays encounter the plays of Aristophanes in the classroom, not the theater. Yet the andquot;father of comedyandquot; wrote his plays for the stage, not as literary texts. Many English translations of the plays were written decades ago... (read more)

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