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Aeneid

'Arms and the man I sing of Troy...' So begins one of the greatest works of literature in any language. Written by the Roman poet Virgil more than two thousand years ago, the story of Aeneas' seven-ye..

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Aeneid, The

The Aeneid of Virgil (70-19 B.C.) describes the legendary origin of the Roman nation. It tells of the Trojan prince Aeneas, who escaped, with some followers, after Troy fell, and sailed to Italy. Here..

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Aeneid, The

The supreme Roman epic and the greatest poem in Latin, the Aeneid has inspired many of the great European poets including Dante and Milton. The Trojan hero Aeneas, after surviving the sack of Troy, ..

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Aeneid, The

The Aeneid - thrilling, terrifying and poignant in equal measure - has inspired centuries of artists, writers and musicians. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, cloth..

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Age of Alexander

Plutarch's parallel biographies of the great men in Greek and Roman history are cornerstones of European literature, drawn on by writers and statesmen since the Renaissance, most notably by Shakespear..

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Alexander the Great : Anabasis & the Indica : Oxford World's Classics

'He was a man like no other man has ever been' So Arrian sums up the career of Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 BC), who in twelve years that changed the world led his army in conquest of a va..

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: And What Alice Found There

It's a warm summer's afternoon when young Alice first tumbles down the rabbit hole and into the adventures in Wonderland that have kept readers spellbound for more than 150 years. Collected here are L..

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Annals

This is a compelling new translation of Tacitus' "Annals", one of the greatest accounts of ancient Rome, by Cynthia Damon. Tacitus' "Annals" recounts the major historical events from the years shortly..

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Anne of Green Gables

When red-headed orphan Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables, she feels sure she's found the home she has always longed for. Her new adoptive parents, the Cuthberts, are less certain - they had asked t..

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Anthology of Classical Myth 2E : Primary Sources in Translation

This Second Edition offers selections from key Near Eastern texts -- the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic of Creation (Enuma Elish), and Atrahasis; the Hittite Song of Emergence; and the flood story..

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Archaeology of Greece : An Introduction 2E

William R. Biers wrote The Archaeology of Greece to introduce students, teachers, and lay readers to the delights of exploring the world of ancient Greece. The great popularity of the first edition te..

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Christmas Stories of Charles Dickens, The

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Complete Fairy Tales : Oxford World's Classics

'Oh grandmama, what great big teeth you have!' Charles Perrault's versions gave classic status to the humble fairy tale, and it is in his telling that the stories of Little Red Riding-Hood, Sleeping B..

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Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great

This book is an exploration of the process and consequences of the campaigns of Alexander the Great of Macedon (who reigned from 336 to 323 BC), focusing on the effect of his monarchy upon the world o..

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Conquest of Gaul, The

Between 58 and 50BC Caesar conquered most of the area now covered by France, Belgium and Switzerland, and twice invaded Britain. This is the record of his campaigns. Caesar's narrative offers insights..

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Defence Speeches : Oxford World's Classics Edition

'But I must stop now. I can no longer speak for tears - and my client has ordered that tears are not to be used in his defence.' Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world: he dom..

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Fall of the Western Roman Empire: An Archaeological and Historical Perspective

There are possibly more explanations for the fall of the Roman Empire than for any other event in history: from the theory that links the widespread use of lead in utensils and glass with mental impai..

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Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides

A landmark edition, with modernized translations, cutting-edge annotations, in-depth appendices, and a very readable and practical interior design, this is the ideal 21st century single-volume of Gree..

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Histories

"The Histories" describes how a small band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. But while this epic struggle forms the core of his work, Herodotus' natural curiosity f..

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History of Alexander

Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), who led the Macedonian army to victory in Egypt, Syria, Persia and India, was perhaps the most successful conqueror the world has ever seen. Yet although no other ind..

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History of Roman Art

A History of Roman Art provides a wide-ranging survey of the subject from the founding of Rome to the rule of Rome's first Christian emperor, Constantine. Incorporating the most up-to-date information..

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Iliad (Deluxe Edition)

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Iliad (Trans S. Lombardo)

"It is hard to overstate the attractions of this translation. In a rhythm sinewy and flexible, with language that is precise, lyrical and fresh, Lombardo's Iliad pulses with all the power and lumino..

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Iliad of Homer  (Trans. Lattimore, R. )

"Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus' son Achilleus / and its devastation." For sixty years, that's how Homer has begun the "Iliad" in English, in Richmond Lattimore's faithful translation--the gold..

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Iliad, The

The Iliad has had a far-reaching impact on Western literature and culture, inspiring writers, artists and classical composers across the ages. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series..

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Ingenious Language: Nine Epic Reasons to Love Greek

For word nerds, language loons, and grammar geeks, an impassioned and informative literary leap into the wonders of the Greek language. Here are nine ways Greek can transform your relationship to time..

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Invisible Romans: Prostitutes, Outlaws, Slaves, Gladiators, Ordinary Men & Women... the Romans That History Forgot

Rome's invisible inhabitants - prostitutes, innkeepers, housewives, priests, freedmen, slaves, soldiers and gladiators - brought back to life. Robert Knapp seeks out the ordinary people who formed the..

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Jason & Argonauts

The first new Penguin Classics translation of the "Argonautica "since the 1950s Now in a riveting new verse translation "Jason and the Argonauts" (also known as the "Argonautica"), is the only surviv..

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Latin Rocks On

Sarah Rowley is a passionate classicist who runs the Latin Rocks On Twitter account, translating popular song lyrics into Latin, from Marvin Gaye to Madonna, Take That to Taylor Swift . Latin may have..

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Library of Greek Mythology : Oxford World's Classics

The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War. Apollodorus' Library..

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Little Princess

When little Sara Crewe is brought from India to London to join Miss Minchin's school, she arrives a princess - cloaked in velvet and feathers, surrounded by extravagant affection. Then disaster strike..

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Love in the Time of Cholera

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Medea & Other Plays : Medea / Alcestis / Hippolytus / Children Of Heracles

That proud, impassioned soul, so ungovernable now that she has felt the sting of injustice' "Medea", in which a spurned woman takes revenge upon her lover by killing her children, is one of the most s..

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Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchae: Four Plays: "Medea", "Hippolytus", "Heracles", "Bacchae"

This anthology includes four outstanding translations of Euripides' plays: Medea, Bacchae, Hippolytus, and Heracles. These translations remain close to the original, with extensive introductions, inte..

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Meditations: With Selected Correspondence

'Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to live ...while you have life in you, while you still can, make yourself good.' The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) is a private notebook of..

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Meno and Other Dialogues: Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Meno : Oxford World's Classics

Meno Charmides Laches Lysis 'Do please try to tell us what courage is...' In these four dialogues Plato considers virtue and its definition. Charmides, Laches, and Lysis investigate the specific vi..

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Metamorphoses

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Metamorphoses: A New Verse Translation

Ovid's deliciously witty and exuberant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked Greek and Roman myths and legends in which men and women are transf..

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Natural History

Mingling acute observation with often wild speculation, it offers a fascinating view of the world as it was understood in the first century AD, whether describing the danger of diving for sponges, the..

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New Sublime: Ten Timeless Lessons on the Classics

Boitani invites the reader to discover the timeless beauty and wisdom of ancient literature, highlighting its profound and surprising connections to the present. With their emphasis on the mutability ..

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Odyssey

This epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battle..

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Odyssey

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Odyssey, The

Shewring's superb prose translation comes as close to the spirit of the original Greek as our language will allow. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the w..

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Odyssey, The

Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the great wandering of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage back home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. A superb new verse translation, now publis..

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Odyssey, The

A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer's "nimble gallop" and brings an ancient epic to new life. The first great adventure story in the Western canon, the Odyssey is a poem about viole..

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Peloponnesian War

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Penguin Book of Myths & Legends of Ancient Egypt

"This readable anthology is a good introduction to a civilization that fascinates like few others ...in this book, there are animals who talk, princesses who are locked up at the top of towers, wicked..

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Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan is a thrilling adventure for all ages - the story of the boy who refuses to grow up is a tale that never gets old. It follows the Darling children, Wendy, John and Michael, wh..

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Phaedo : Oxford World's Classics

The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato's greatest masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers. For its moving account of the execution of Socr..

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Phaedra & Other Plays

Living in Rome under Caligula and later a tutor to Nero, Seneca witnessed the extremes of human behaviour. His shocking and bloodthirsty plays not only reflect a brutal period of history but also show..

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