Classics (Antiquity)

The Iliad of Homer, Rendered into English Blank Verse

Read by Michael Armenta


Homer


"It must equally be considered a splendid performance; and for the present we have no hesitation in saying that it is by far the best r…

The Analects of Confucius

Read by Jing Li


Confucius 孔子


The Analects, or Lunyu, also known as the Analects of Confucius, are considered a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinke…

The Aeneid

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Virgil


The Aeneid is a Latin epic written by Virgil in the 1st century BC that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy,…

Great Expectations (Version 3)

Read by Mil Nicholson


Charles Dickens


In one of Charles Dickens’ most beloved stories, Philip Pirrip, known as “Pip”, narrates his own journey, from the hindsight of 50 years. Pi…

Völsungasaga

Read by Corpang


William Morris and Anonymoustranslated Bywilliam Morris


The 13th century Icelandic Völsungasaga is usually read by people studying the Poetic Edda or Wagner's Ring - which obscures the fact i…

Germania

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Publius Cornelius Tacitus


The Germania (Latin: De Origine et situ Germanorum, literally The Origin and Situation of the Germans), written by Gaius Cornelius Tacitus a…

On the Nature of Things (Watson translation)

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Titus Lucretius Carus


Written in the first century b.C., On the Nature of Things (in Latin, De Rerum Natura) is a poem in six books that aims at explaining the Ep…

On the Heavens

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Aristotle


On the Heavens (Greek: Περί ουρανού, Latin: De Caelo or De Caelo et Mundo) is Aristotle's chief cosmological treatise. In it Aristotle argue…

Phaedrus

Read by Martin Geeson


Plato


“For there is no light of justice or temperance, or any of the higher ideas which are precious to souls, in the earthly copies of them: they…

Euthyphro

Read by Andrew Miller


Plato


Awaiting his trial on charges of impiety and heresy, Socrates encounters Euthyphro, a self-proclaimed authority on matters of piety and the …

Las Siete Tragedias de Sófocles

Read by Victor Villarraza


Sophocles


Traducidas al castellano por José Alemany Bolufer, en esta edición de 1921, se ofrecen "juntas en un tomo y vertidas del …

Herodotus' Histories Vol 2

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Herodotus


The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histori…

Economics

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Aristotle


Economics (Greek: ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΑ; Latin: Oeconomica) may not have been written by Aristotle. The author provides examples of methods used by the…

On the Nature of the Gods

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Marcus Tullius Cicero


De Natura Deorum (On the Nature of the Gods) outlines Stoic, Epicurean and Academic (Skeptical) views on religious questions. Problems discu…

On Interpretation

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Aristotle


Aristotle's On Interpretation (Greek Περὶ Ἑρμηνείας or Peri Hermeneias) or De Interpretatione (the Latin title) is the second of Aristotle's…

Anabasis

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Xenophon


Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans, and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave hi…

Antigone

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Sophocles


This is the final installment in Sophocles' Theban Plays, following Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus's daughter Antigone deliber…

Gorgias

Read by Kevin Johnson


Plato


This dialogue brings Socrates face to face with the famous sophist Gorgias and his followers. It is a work likely completed around the time …

Ten Books on Architecture

Read by Fredrik Karlsson


Marcus Vitruvius Pollio


On Architecture is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect Vitruvius and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augus…

Critias

Read by Kevin Johnson


Plato


This is an incomplete dialogue from the late period of Plato's life. Plato most likely created it after Republic and it contains the famous …

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