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Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Aurelius Marcus
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Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering is at the core of life, he counsels stoic... (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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Greek Tragedies Volume 3
Greek Tragedies Volume 3
by David Grene
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In three paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer a selection of the most important and characteristic plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides from the nine-volume anthology of The Complete Greek Tragedies. Over the years these... (read more)

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Medea and Other Plays (97 Edition)
Medea and Other Plays (97 Edition)
by Euripides
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Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he... (read more)

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Plutarch's Lives  Vol. I (Modern Library Classics)
Plutarch's Lives Vol. I (Modern Library Classics)
by Plutarch
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"A Bible for heroes."... (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 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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Three Theban Plays : Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus At Colonus (82 Edition)
Three Theban Plays : Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus At Colonus (82 Edition)
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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Cure At Troy : a Version of Sophocles Philoctetes (91 Edition)
Cure At Troy : a Version of Sophocles Philoctetes (91 Edition)
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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The Complete Euripides, Volume III: Hippolytos and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
The Complete Euripides, Volume III: Hippolytos and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
by Peter Burian
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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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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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Oresteia (10 Edition)
Oresteia (10 Edition)
by Anne Carson
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In An Oresteia, the classicist Anne Carson combines three different versions of the tragedy of the house of Atreus A iskhylos Agamemnon, Sophokles Elektra and Euripides Orestes. After the murder of her daughter Iphigeneia by her husband, Agamemnon... (read more)

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Hesiod : the Work and Days, Theogony, the Shield of Herakles (59 Edition)
Hesiod : the Work and Days, Theogony, the Shield of Herakles (59 Edition)
by Hesiod
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Epic poems by one who has been called the first Greek philosopher and theologian... (read more)

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Oresteia (98 Edition)
Oresteia (98 Edition)
by Aeschylus
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The author of more than 70 plays, Aeschylus is the earliest of the great Attic tragedians. Of these plays, only seven remain. The "Oresteia" is his only complete surviving trilogy. Peter Meineck has aimed to translate this version of the "Oresteia" for... (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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The Complete Greek Tragedies: Sophocles II (Complete Greek Tragedies)
The Complete Greek Tragedies: Sophocles II (Complete Greek Tragedies)
by Sophocles
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"These authoritative translations consign all other complete collections to the wastebasket."—Robert Brustein, The New Republic "This is it. No qualifications. Go out and buy it everybody."—Kenneth Rexroth, The Nation "The... (read more)

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Oedipus the King (78 Edition)
Oedipus the King (78 Edition)
by Sophocles
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Washington Square Press Enriched Classics make great literature even more accessible to a new generation of readers, with expanded and updated reader's supplements and essential historical information. Oedipus the King is the 2,000-year-old masterpiece... (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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