Classics (Antiquity)

The Ramayan, Book 4

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Valmiki


The Ramayan is an ancient Sanskrit epic. It is attributed to the Hindu sage Valmiki and forms an important part of the Hindu canon (smṛti). …

The Lausiac History

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Palladius


The Lausiac History (Historia Lausiaca) is a seminal work archiving the Desert Fathers (early Christian monks who lived in the Egyptian dese…

Libro VI de la Historia de Heródoto

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Herodotus


Histieo continúa induciendo a los Jonios a batirse contra los Persas. Derrota de la armada jonia y toma de Mileto. La armada persa se…

Laches

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Plato


Laches (Λάχης) discusses examples of courage including weapons masters, soldiers who stand firm in battle, ferocious animals and the wise pe…

The Persians

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Aeschylus


This is one of the few Greek tragedies that deals with historical events rather than mythological ones. The elders of the Persian court awa…

Mark Aurels Selbstgespräche

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Marcus Aurelius


Der Stoiker Marc Aurel regierte von 161 bis 180 das römische Reich. In seinen Selbstgesprächen (Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν, wörtlich "…

Letters of Pliny

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Pliny The Younger


The largest surviving body of Pliny's work is his Epistulae (Letters), a series of personal missives directed to his friends, associates and…

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne) - Version 2

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Omar Khayyám


One of the greatest works of poetry in history, this lyric poem presents the deep feelings and emotions of the poet on subjects such as life…

Institutio Oratoria (On the Education of an Orator), volume 1

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Marcus Fabius Quintilianus


Marcus Fabius Quintilianus was of Spanish origin, being born about 35 A.D. at Calagurris. At Rome he met with great success as a teacher and…

The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book VI

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Diogenes Laertius


There are 10 divisions in this title. This project is a recording of book 6. There is a number of interesting anecdotes on the lives of Anti…

Versio Latina (Homeri Odyssea) Liber VI

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Homer


The Versio Latina, or Latin translation of the works of Homer, has existed since the 14th century, but was first printed, under the name of …

The Morals (Moralia), Book 2

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Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus


The Moralia (loosely translatable as "Matters relating to customs") of the 1st-century Greek scholar Plutarch of Chaeronea is an e…

The Legends of the Jews, Volume 4

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Louis Ginzberg


Rabbi Louis Ginzberg was one of the outstanding Talmudists of the twentieth century. He was born on November 28, 1873, in Kovno, Lithuania; …

Tusculan Disputations

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


Tusculan Disputations (Latin: TUSCULANARUM DISPUTATIONUM) is divided into five books which discuss death, pain, grief, perturbations and vir…

The Catiline Conspiracy and the Jugurthine War

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Gaius


The Catiline Conspiracy and the Jugurthine War are the two separate surviving works of the historian commonly known as "Sallust". …

Trips to the Moon

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Lucian Of Samosata


The endeavour of small Greek historians to add interest to their work by magnifying the exploits of their countrymen, and piling wonder upon…

Lysistrata (version 2)

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Aristophanes


Lysistrata has had enough. She is tired of the constant war that is ravaging Greece and has come up with a solution: Together with female fr…

Antigone (Plumptre Translation)

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Sophocles


A powerful artistic protest against tyranny, "Antigone" has been translated and adapted dozens of times, applied over and over thr…

Über den Zorn

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Lucius Annaeus Seneca, genannt Seneca der Jüngere, war ein römischer Philosoph, Dramatiker, Naturforscher, Staatsmann und als Stoi…

Magna Moralia

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Aristotle


Magna Moralia (Ancient Greek: ΗΟΙΚΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΩΝ, English: Great Ethics) discusses topics including friendship, virtue, happiness and God. It is…

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