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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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Persians and Other Plays (08 Edition)
Persians and Other Plays (08 Edition)
by Aeschylus
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Aeschylus is a towering figure in western literature, the first of the great Greek playwrights, a dramatist whose work still has the power to inspire and terrify readers and theatre-goers alike. The four plays in this volume demonstrate the full range... (read more)

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Golden Ass : Or, a Book of Changes (07 Edition)
Golden Ass : Or, a Book of Changes (07 Edition)
by Apuleius And Relihan Joel C. (translator)
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In its original it is a masterpiece of rhetoric almost for rhetoric's sake, a travelogue of those seeking a meaning for their passions, a set of intertwining romances conceived in their purest form as "secular scripture," and at its core a cautionary... (read more)

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Greek Tragedies, Volume 2: Aeschylus: the Libation Bearers; Sophocles: Electra; Euripides: Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Electra, the Trojan Women (3RD 13 Edition)
Greek Tragedies, Volume 2: Aeschylus: the Libation Bearers; Sophocles: Electra; Euripides: Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Electra, the Trojan Women (3RD 13 Edition)
by David Grene
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Greek Tragedies, Volume II contains Aeschylus’s “The Libation Bearers,” translated by Richmond Lattimore; Sophocles’s “Electra,” translated by David Grene; Euripides’s “Iphigenia among the Taurians,&rdquo... (read more)

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Greek Fiction : the Greek Novel in Context (94 Edition)
Greek Fiction : the Greek Novel in Context (94 Edition)
by J. R. Morgan
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Greek fiction has never been more popular. New approaches to ancient literature, and the increase in courses in literature in translation, have made the ancient novel a fertile field for scholar and student alike. This volume extends the boundaries of... (read more)

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The Portable Roman Reader (Viking Portable Library)
The Portable Roman Reader (Viking Portable Library)
by Basil Davenport
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The Romans conquered most of the known world and detailed their conquests in calm, unapologetic histories. They were a supremely urbane people who longed poetically for the farming life. Valuing toughness and practicality in all things, they turned the... (read more)

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Bacchae of Euripides: A New Translation with a Critical Essay
Bacchae of Euripides: A New Translation with a Critical Essay
by Euripides
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This new translation of The Bacchae—that strange blend of Aeschylean grandeur and Euripidean finesse—is an attempt to reproduce for the American stage the play as it most probably was when new and unmutilated in 406 B.C. The... (read more)

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Persians and Other Plays (10 Edition)
Persians and Other Plays (10 Edition)
by Aeschylus
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A new translation of four of Aeschylus's finest works. Illuminating the tragic grandeur for which Aeschylus has been celebrated, this fresh translation of The Persians and Other Plays shows how Aeschylus brought epic sweep to the drama of classical... (read more)

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Dangerous Voices (92 Edition)
Dangerous Voices (92 Edition)
by Gail Holst-warhaft
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In Dangerous Voices Holst-Warhaft investigates the power and meaning of the ancient lament, especially women's mourning of the dead, and sets out to discover why legislation was introduced to curb these laments in antiquity. An investigation of laments... (read more)

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Medea (06 Edition)
Medea (06 Edition)
by Euripides
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The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers... (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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Homer's Odyssey (09 Edition)
Homer's Odyssey (09 Edition)
by Lillian E. (ed.) Doherty
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This volume assembles sixteen authoritative articles on Homer's Odyssey that have appeared over the last thirty years. A wide variety of interpretative strategies are represented, including, in addition to traditional close readings, the approaches of... (read more)

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Plays and Fragments (Penguin Classics)
Plays and Fragments (Penguin Classics)
by Menander
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Menander (c. 341-291 BC) was the foremost innovator of Greek New Comedy, a dramatic style that moved away from the fantastical to focus upon the problems of ordinary Athenians. This collection contains the full text of Old Cantankerous (Dyskolos), the... (read more)

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Oresteia (08 Edition)
Oresteia (08 Edition)
by Aeschylus
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The great trilogy that is the wellspring of Western drama.... (read more)

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Iphigeneia in Tauris (73 Edition)
Iphigeneia in Tauris (73 Edition)
by Euripides
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The modern reader may have difficulty conceiving of Iphigeneia in Tauris as tragedy, for the term in our sense is associated with downfall, death, and disaster. But to the ancient Greeks, the use of heroic legend, the tragic diction and meters, and the... (read more)

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Sophocles: The Complete Plays (Signet Classics)
Sophocles: The Complete Plays (Signet Classics)
by Sophocles
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Here in one volume are the full texts of the seven extant plays of the Greek playwright Sophocles, regarded by the Greeks of his time as a kind of "tragic Homer." This collection includes the revised and updated translations by Paul Roche of the Oedipus... (read more)

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Oedipus the King (72 Edition)
Oedipus the King (72 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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Greek Literature #1: Classics in Translation, Volume I: Greek Literature
Greek Literature #1: Classics in Translation, Volume I: Greek Literature
by Paul L Mackendrick
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Here, translated into modern idiom, are many works of the authors whose ideas have constituted the mainstream of classical thought. This volume of new translations was born of necessity, to answer the needs of a course in Greek and Roman culture offered... (read more)

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Oedipus Rex (11 Edition)
Oedipus Rex (11 Edition)
by Sophocles
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Oedipus Rex is the greatest of the Greek tragedies, a profound meditation on the human condition. The story of the mythological king, who is doomed to kill his father and marry his mother, has resonated in world culture for almost 2,500 years. But... (read more)

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Euripides: Hippolytus (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama)
Euripides: Hippolytus (Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama)
by And Hamilton Euripides
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Treating ancient plays as living drama. Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama is a series of new translations which are faithful to the original Greek plays in content and tone, but which have the immediacy of modern English. Students are encouraged to... (read more)

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