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Ovid's Erotic Poems: "Amores" and "Ars Amatoria"

by Ovid, Len Krisak & Sarah Ruden

Translated by award-winning poet Len Krisak, Ovid's Erotic Poems offers a fresh modern take on the renowned Roman's sophisticated satirical verse on love, sex, marriage, and adultery.


Poems of the Elder Edda

by Patricia Terry & Charles W. Dunn

A revised edition of Terry's classic Poems of the Vikings, long out of print. This edition has a new preface, updated references, and expanded notes and glossary. The translation itself has been extensively...


The Koran: Selected Suras

by Arthur Jeffery

Sacred scripture of Islam: Mohammed's revelations concerning the omniscience and majesty of God, death and judgment, the proper conduct of the faithful, previous prophets, kindness to orphans, more.


Politics

by Aristotle

Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Famed Jowett translation of Aristotle's masterwork.


Nicomachean Ethics

by Aristotle

Enduringly profound treatise, whose lasting effect on Western philosophy continues to resonate. Aristotle identifies the goal of life as happiness and discusses its attainment through the contemplation of philosophic...


The Confessions of St. Augustine

by St. Augustine

Influential work recalls author's mid-4th-century origins in rural Algeria; lavish lifestyle in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recovery...


Symposium and Phaedrus

by Plato

Two important dialogues offer crucial insights into Platonic doctrine. Symposium deals with ultimate manifestation of love, eternal beauty. Phaedrus discusses psychology of love, "forms" as objects of transcendental...


Wisdom of the Buddha: The Unabridged Dhammapada

by F. Max Muller

A compelling introduction to Buddhist thought, revealing the Four Truths and the Eightfold Path to enlightenment, the means by which to overcome essential suffering.


The Imitation of Christ

by Thomas A Kempis, Aloysius Croft & Harold Bolton

This religious classic has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, the topics include liberation from worldly inclinations, preparation and...


The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues

by Plato

Among the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought: the dialogues entitled Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo. Translations by distinguished classical scholar Benjamin Jowett.


Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius

Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering...


The Republic

by Plato

Influential philosophical treatise of 4th century BC chiefly concerns the idea of justice, plus Platonic theories of ideas, criticism of poetry, philosopher's role. Source of the cave myth. Jowett translation....


Poetics

by Aristotle

Extraordinarily influential treatise on fine art contains seminal ideas on nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more. Catharsis, tragic flaw, unities of time and place, other concepts.


Fighting Words and Feuding Words: Anger and the Homeric Poems

by Thomas R. Walsh

Fighting Words and Feuding Words engages the powerful tools of Homeric poetic analysis and the anthropological study of emotion in an analysis of two anger terms highlighted in the Iliad by the Achaean prophet...


The Iliad

by Homer

The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles....


The Odyssey

by Homer

"From some points of view it is impossible to take the Odyssey seriously enough; from others, it is impossible to take it seriously at all; but from which ever point of view it be regarded, its beauty is alike...


On the Nature of Things

by Lucretius

"Nothing can be produced from nothing"

Lucretius was the first writer known to introduce Roman readers to Epicurean philosophy. De Rerum Natura, written in some 7,400 dactylic hexameters, is divided into six...


Fragments of the Lost Writings of Proclus

by Thomas Taylor

First published in 1825, "Fragments of the Lost Writings of Proclus" is a short book of translations of fragments of Proclus by Thomas Taylor, the English Neoplatonist and translator of Aristotle, Plato and...


Anne's House of Dreams

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

First published in 1917, "Anne's House of Dreams" is the fifth book in the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. 

The novel centres on 25-year-old Anne Shirley, who has just married Gilbert Blythe...


The Noble Quran (?????? ??????) Arabic Edition Colored Version

by Jannah An-Nur Foundation

The Noble Quran (?????? ??????) Arabic Languange Edition Colored Version

The The Noble Quran is the holy book which Muslims recite and turn to for guidance in all aspects of their life. It is the last testament...