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The Philippics

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


A philippic is a fiery, damning speech delivered to condemn a particular political actor. The term originates with Demosthenes, who delivere…

The American Revolution

In History of the United States, Vol. II: Conflict & Independence

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Charles and Mary Beard and Charles Austin Beard


Charles Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and inte…

Bk 02: How They Took the City, pt 1

In The Aeneid

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Publius Vergilius Maro and 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,…

'Julius Caesar.'

In Shakspere: Personal Recollections

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John A. Joyce


A fictitious account of a "friend" of William Shakespeare, who accompanies him from his birth to his death and beyond, chronicling…

Chapter 7, part 1-3

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

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John Bagnell Bury


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

10 - Chapter 5, Part 2

In Metamorphosis or The Golden Ass

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Lucius Apuleius


The Metamorphosis, also known as The Golden Ass, is one of the very few novels of the Ancient World that survived to our days; one of the tw…

Introduction pt 1

In The Republic

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Plato


The Republic is a Socratic dialogue by Plato, written in approximately 380 BC. It is one of the most influential works of philosophy and pol…

02 - Book 1, Part 2

In Metamorphoses

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Publius Ovidius Naso and Publius (Ovid) Ovidius Naso


The Metamorphoses of Ovid is probably one of the best known, certainly one of the most influential works of the Ancient world. It consists o…

Book 2, part 1

In Herodotus' Histories Vol 1

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Herodotus of Halicarnassus and Herodotus


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

Chapter 17, part 1-3

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…