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Versio Latina (Homeri Odyssea) Liber VI

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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 …

Marius the Epicurean, Volume 1

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Walter Pater

Marius the Epicurean is a philosophical novel written by Walter Pater, published in 1885. In it Pater displays, with fullness and elaboratio…

07 - Chapter IV - From Tabriz to Teheran - From “We have a horrour for uncouth……

In A Year Amongst the Persians

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Edward Granville Browne

Edward Granville Browne, born in Stouts Hill, Uley, Gloucestershire, England, was a British orientalist who published numerous articles and …

Chapter 11, part 5-6

In A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great, Vol II

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John Bagnell Bury

J.B. Bury wrote his “History of Greece” before World War I, but it is such a good overview of classical Greek history that the third edition…

The South-Sea Bubble, Part 1

In Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Volume 1

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Charles Mackay

The book chronicles and vilifies its targets in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philoso…

One Hundred and Forty-second Night

In The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night (Arabian Nights), Volume 03

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Translated by Richard Burton and Anonymoustranslated Byrichard Francis Burton

This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythol…