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Bollingen Series #0160: The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History. (Abridged Edition)
Bollingen Series #0160: The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History. (Abridged Edition)
by Ibn Khaldun
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The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldûn (d. 1406), this monumental work laid down the... (read more)

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The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
by Caroline Alexander
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"Spectacular and constantly surprising." -Ken Burns Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a bestselling narrative historian, The War That Killed Achilles is a superb and utterly timely presentation of one of the timeless stories of... (read more)

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The Iliad of Homer
The Iliad of Homer
by Homer
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"The finest translation of Homer ever made into the English language."—William Arrowsmith "Certainly the best modern verse translation."—Gilbert Highet "This magnificent translation of Homer's epic poem . . . will appeal to admirers... (read more)

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Don Quixote
Don Quixote
by Cervantes and Edith Grossman
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Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece. Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the... (read more)

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On the Shortness of Life (Great Ideas)
On the Shortness of Life (Great Ideas)
by 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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Medea (Dover Thrift Editions)
Medea (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Euripides
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One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Euripides' masterwork centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea — whom he... (read more)

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Le Morte D'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table (Signet Classics)
Le Morte D'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table (Signet Classics)
by Malory
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From the incredible wizardry of Merlin to the undeniable passion of Sir Launcelot, these tales of Arthur and his knights offer epic adventures with the supernatural-as well as timeless battles with our own humanity.... (read more)

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The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)   The Divine Comedy, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human... (read more)

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The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer
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With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. Translated here into modern English, these tales of a motley crowd of pilgrims drawn from all walks of life-from... (read more)

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation
by Simon Armitage
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Already a classic of modern translation, this fresh, vibrant work by dynamic British poet Simon Armitage updates the late fourteenth-century poem for a new generation. The story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, in its depiction of Arthurian landscapes,... (read more)

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The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
by Polybius
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In writing his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire, the Greek statesman Polybius set out to help his fellow-countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome. This text presents a translation of his work.... (read more)

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The Inferno of Dante
The Inferno of Dante
by Dante
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This widely praised version of Dante's masterpiece, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award of the Academy of American Poets, is more idiomatic and approachable than its many predecessors. Former U.S... (read more)

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Iliad (04 Edition)
Iliad (04 Edition)
by Homer
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Anger be now your song, immortal one, Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter loss and crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrion for dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done... (read more)

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Don Quixote: The History and Adventures of the Renowned (Modern Library Classics)
Don Quixote: The History and Adventures of the Renowned (Modern Library Classics)
by Miguel De Cervantes
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A rollicking and funny adventure story, and the only major edition of this chivalric epic to feature the legendary Tobias Smollett translation.... (read more)

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History of the Kings of Britain
History of the Kings of Britain
by Geoffrey Of Monmouth
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Geoffrey's (1100-54) Historia Regum Britannie was the first sustained narrative of King Arthur, and has continued to be widely published first in manuscript then in print and recently in electronic form since its appearance about 1138. Faletra... (read more)

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The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five (Oxford World's Classics)
The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five (Oxford World's Classics)
by Livy
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"The fates ordained the founding of this great city and the beginning of the world's mightiest empire, second only to the power of the gods" Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from... (read more)

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Parzival: A Romance of the Middle Ages
Parzival: A Romance of the Middle Ages
by Wolfram Von Eschenbach
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Purgatorio #2: The Divine Comedy: Volume 2: Purgatory
Purgatorio #2: The Divine Comedy: Volume 2: Purgatory
by Dante
About the Author
Dante Alighieri was born in 1265. Considered Italy's greatest poet, this scion of a Florentine family mastered in the art of lyric poetry at an early age. His first major work is La Vita Nuova (1292) which is a tribute to Beatrice Portinari, the great... (read more)

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Symposium (99 Edition)
Symposium (99 Edition)
by Plato
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In the course of a lively drinking party, a group of Athenian intellectuals exchange views on eros, or desire. From their conversation emerges a series of subtle reflections on gender roles, sex in society and the sublimation of basic human instincts... (read more)

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Beowulf (Dover Thrift Editions)
Beowulf (Dover Thrift Editions)
by R K Gordon
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Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates character and exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of the Geats, a people of southern Sweden. Narrative combines mythical elements, Christian and pagan sensibilities, actual historical figures and events to... (read more)

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