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The Odyssey

by Homer

Widely regarded as one of the finest works of literature in the Western canon, Homer's Odyssey is a masterpiece of classical epic poetry. The tale follows the travels of the Greek hero Odysseus as he strives...


Lysistrata

by Aristophanes

Aristophanes' great anti-war drama, with comedic overtones, glorifies the power of fertility in the face of destruction. Plays for Performance Series.


The Odyssey

by Homer, D. S. Carne-Ross & Robert Fitzgerald

Robert Fitzgerald's is the best and best-loved modern translation of The Odyssey, and the only one admired in its own right as a great poem in English. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited to the story...


The Kama Sutra

by Vatsyayana

The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vaatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice...


The Iliad of Homer

by Homer

Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek states, the Iliad tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior...


Euripides: The Best Works

by Euripides

The Best Works of Euripides

Alcestis

Andromache

Medea of Euripedes

The Bacchae of Euripides

The Rhesus of Euripedes

The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I

 


The Iliad Of Homer

by Homer

The Iliad of Homer A Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy The Iliad in Classical Attic; sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem...


Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius

Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy.


Phaedrus

by Plato

Plato  Greek: Pláton, pronounced in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423– 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning...


Symposium

by Plato

Plato  Greek: Pláton, pronounced in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423– 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning...


Meno

by Plato

Plato  Greek: Pláton, pronounced in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423– 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning...


Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates

by Plato

Plato  Greek: Pláton, pronounced in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423– 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning...


Phaedo

by Plato

Plato  Greek: Pláton, pronounced in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423– 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning...


Euthyphro

by Plato

Plato  Greek: Pláton, pronounced in Classical Attic; 428/427 or 424/423– 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning...


The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso Vols. I & II

by Ovid

Metamorphosis is the title of an epic-mythological poem by the poet Publio Ovidio Nasone and includes fifteen books and over 250 myths. Through this work, Ovid has made famous and sent to the posters numerous...


The Odyssey

by Homer

Odysseus has been away from Ithaca, the Greek city-state under his rule, for ten years while fighting in the Trojan War. After the fall of Troy, Odysseus begins the long journey home to his wife and son; however,...


The Iliad

by Homer

It is the tenth year of the Trojan War. The Greek allies have laid siege to the city of Troy, but the leaders of the Greek factions are beginning to turn on one another. When Agamemnon, the king of Mycenae,...


Classics of Roman Literature

by Harry E. Wedeck

Sprung from a small pastoral colony on the banks of the Tiber, the Romans became the masters of the universe. They were a more earthy, indeed a more pragmatic and realistic people, than the Greeks. They absorbed...


Classics of Greek Literature

by Harry E. Wedeck

The ancient Greeks have exercised the greatest influence on Western culture, and we are indebted to them for their artistic, dramatic and philosophical achievements. The Greek ideal of perfection, both intellectual...


Odyssey

by Homer

The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and...