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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Rather than be 'sivilized' by the Widow Douglas, Huckleberry Finn - the grubby but good-natured son of a local drunk - sets off with Jim, an escaped slave, to find freedom on the Mississippi river. Wi..

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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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Aeschylus II: The Oresteia

Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and readers. They s..

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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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Alexander's Heirs: The Age of the Successors

Alexander s Heirs offers a narrative account of the approximately forty years following the death of Alexander the Great, during which his generals vied for control of his vast empire, and through the..

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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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Ancient Rhetoric: From Aristotle to Philostratus

A new and original anthology that introduces the key writings on rhetoric in the classical world, from Aristotle to Cicero and beyond.Classical rhetoric is one of the earliest versions of what is toda..

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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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Campaigns of Alexander

Although written over 400 years after Alexander's death, Arrian's "Campaigns of Alexander" is our best source of knowledge of the man and his deeds. Arrian had himself been a military commander, and h..

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Classical Myth 8E, Global Edition

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Classical World : All That Matters

Modern Western European culture would have been impossible without the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The disciplines of philosophy, drama, history, art, and mathematics all owe an immense ..

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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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Complete Valley of the Kings: Tombs and Treasures of Egypt's Greatest Pharaohs

Here is a paperback edition of the definitive account of the Valley of the Kings, visited by millions and famous throughout the world as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs. Reeves and ..

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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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Decipherment of Linear B

The languages of the ancient world and the mysterious scripts, long undeciphered, in which they were encoded have represented one of the most intriguing problems of classical archaeology in modern tim..

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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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Frogs & Other Plays (Wasps / Women at Thesmophoria / Frogs)
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

"The Illiad" is the culmination of a long-standing oral tradition. The oral technique enabled a master bard like Homer to develop what may historically have been an event of minor importance into a fu..

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Iliad (Deluxe Edition)

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Iliad of Homer

"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: A New Translation by Peter Green

One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and ..

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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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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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Lives of the Caesars (Oxford World's Classics)

The Lives of the Caesars include the biographies of Julius Caesar and the eleven subsequent emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitelius, Vespasian, Titus, Domit..

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Lorna Doone: a Romance of Exmoor

First published in 1869, "Lorna Doone" is the story of John Ridd, a farmer who finds love amid the religious and social turmoil of seventeenth-century England. He is just a boy when his father is slai..

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Love in the Time of Cholera

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Lysistrata & Other Plays : The Archanians / The Clouds / Lysistrata

Aristophones was a contemporary of Socrates and the last and greatest of the old Attic comedians, but unfortunately only 11 of his plays survive. Of these, this title contains three: "Lysistrata", "Th..

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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:

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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Mod Lib The Toilers Of The Sea

A new translation by Scot James Hogarth for the first unabridged English edition of the novel, which tells the story of an illiterate fisherman from the Channel Islands who must free a ship that has r..

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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece

*** Pre-order Mythos by Stephen Fry now ***The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, J..

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Odyssey

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