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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
by Homer and Robert Fagles
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Robert Fagless stunning modern-verse translationavailable at last in our black-spine classics line The Odyssey is literatures grandest evocation of everymans journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert... (read more)

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The Histories (Oxford World's Classics)
The Histories (Oxford World's Classics)
by Herodotus
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"The father of history," as Cicero called him, and a writer possessed of remarkable narrative gifts, enormous scope, and considerable charm, Herodotus has always been beloved by readers well-versed in the classics. Compelled by his desire to "prevent the... (read more)

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Two Lives of Charlemagne (08 Edition)
Two Lives of Charlemagne (08 Edition)
by Einhard
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Two revealingly different accounts of the life of the most important figure of the Roman Empire Charlemage ?known as the father of Europe?was one of the most powerful and dynamic of all medieval rulers. The biographies brought together here provide a... (read more)

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Herodotus III: The Persian Wars, Books V-VII (Loeb Classical Library 119)
Herodotus III: The Persian Wars, Books V-VII (Loeb Classical Library 119)
by A. D. Godley
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Herodotus the great Greek historian was born about 484 BCE, at Halicarnassus in Caria, Asia Minor, when it was subject to the Persians. He travelled widely in most of Asia Minor, Egypt (as far as Assuan), North Africa, Syria, the country north of the... (read more)

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Loeb Classical Library #450: Volume VII. Naturales Quaestiones, Books 1-3
Loeb Classical Library #450: Volume VII. Naturales Quaestiones, Books 1-3
by Seneca
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. 4 BCE, of a prominent and wealthy family, spent an ailing childhood and youth at Rome in an aunt's care. He became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial service. After some... (read more)

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Euripides: Ten Plays
Euripides: Ten Plays
by Euripides
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A modern translation exclusive to signet From perhaps the greatest of the ancient Greek playwrights comes this collection of plays, including Alcestis, Hippolytus, Ion, Electra, Iphigenia at Aulis, Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Medea, The Bacchae, The... (read more)

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Classics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Classics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Mary Henders Beard
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Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects -- from Islam to Sociology, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume... (read more)

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Selections from the Canzoniere & Other Works
Selections from the Canzoniere & Other Works
by Francesco Petrarca
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This entirely new translation includes Petrarch's short autobiographical prose works, The Letter to Posterity and The Ascent of Mount Ventoux, and a selection of twenty-seven poems from the Canzoniere, Petrarch's best-known work in Italian.... (read more)

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On Government (Penguin Classics)
On Government (Penguin Classics)
by Cicero
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Cicero, writes Michael Grant in his Introduction to this superb selection, is 'by far Rome's most enlightening polictical thinker, and perhaps its greatest.' Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) was a key figure in the turbulent closing years of the Roman... (read more)

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The Divine Comedy: Volume 3: Paradise (Penguin Classics)
The Divine Comedy: Volume 3: Paradise (Penguin Classics)
by Dant Alighieri and Mark Musa (trans)
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  This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian verse. Mark Musa's blank verse rendition of the poet's journey through the circles of Hell re-creates for the... (read more)

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The History (Great Minds Series)
The History (Great Minds Series)
by Herodotus
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The word "history" derives from the Greek word for "inquiry." Combining his encyclopedic interests and curiosity about the customs and workings of humankind, the "Father of History" gives us an unforgettable account of the great clash between Greece and... (read more)

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The Vision of Piers Plowman
The Vision of Piers Plowman
by William Langland
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Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated... (read more)

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The Anchor Book of Latin Quotations: With English Translations
The Anchor Book of Latin Quotations: With English Translations
by Norbert Guterman
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This indispensable reference work contains over 1,500 Latin quotations presented in chronological order with English translations on facing pages as well as biographical notes on the authors. Selections range from Applus Claudius to St. Augustine and... (read more)

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Martial's Epigrams: A Selection
Martial's Epigrams: A Selection
by Martial
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One of literature?s greatest satirists, Martial earned his livelihood by excoriating the follies and vices of Roman society and its emperors, and set a pattern that satirists have admired across the ages. For the first time, readers can enjoy an English... (read more)

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Loeb Classical Library #478: Autobiography and Selected Letters: Volume I. Autobiography. Letters 1-50
Loeb Classical Library #478: Autobiography and Selected Letters: Volume I. Autobiography. Letters 1-50
by Libanius
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A professing pagan in an aggressively Christian empire, a friend of the emperor Julian and acquaintance of St. Basil, a potent spokesman for private and political causes--Libanius can tell us much about the tumultuous world of the fourth century. Born... (read more)

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
by Anthony Briggs
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Now reissued on the 150th anniversary of its original publication, Edward FitzGerald's translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam--the best-selling English poem of all time--with a special plus: FitzGerald's translation of the charming 12th-century... (read more)

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Penguin Epics #04: The Sea, the Sea
Penguin Epics #04: The Sea, the Sea
by Xenophon
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Trying to help a prince overthrow the king of Persia, the Greek army has been betrayed, and the surviving soldiers are trapped in a hostile country as unforgiving enemies attack from all sides.JEnter Xenophon, a tough and brilliant leader who must guide... (read more)

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The Inferno
The Inferno
by Dante
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"Here at last that much suffering reader will find Dante's greatness manifest, and not his greatness only, but his grace, his simplicity, and his affection." — William Dean Howells, The Nation "As a crown to his literary life, Longfellow... (read more)

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Latin Grammar (Henele Latin)
Latin Grammar (Henele Latin)
by Robert Henle
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Henle Latin Grammar is designed for student use through all four years of Latin study: Part I introduces forms of nouns, adjectives, adverbs, numerals, pronouns, and verbs; Part II covers syntax.Humanistic insight and linguistic training are the goals of... (read more)

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The Prince (Bantam Classics)
The Prince (Bantam Classics)
by Niccolo Machiavelli
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A classic treatise on practical leadership and power politics.... (read more)

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