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Humanities

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The Odyssey

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The Odyssey

Homer, Homer, Homer Homer, Geraldine McCaughrean

Poetry by individual poets

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A tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan war forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western... [more]

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The Histories

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The Histories

Herodotus

Literary essays; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire. Frequently... [more]

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Early Greek Philosophy

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Early Greek Philosophy

Jonathan Barnes

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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Collects works that form the true foundation of Western philosophy - the base upon which Plato and Aristotle and their successors... [more]

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The Early History of Rome

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The Early History of Rome

Livy

European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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The first five books of Livy's history of Rome record the city's foundations through the Republic to Rome's recovery after... [more]

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The Athenian Constitution

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The Athenian Constitution

Aristotle

Political science & theory; Constitution: government & the state; Political structures: democracy

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Probably written by a student of Aristotle, The Athenian Constitution is both a history and an analysis of Athens' political... [more]

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The Iliad

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The Iliad

Homer, Homer, Homer Homer

Poetry by individual poets

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Features Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader... [more]

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The Rise of the Roman Empire

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The Rise of the Roman Empire

Polybius

European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Presenting Punic War in 264 BC, this title records the critical stages of Roman expansion: its campaigns throughout the Mediterranean,... [more]

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Chronicles

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Chronicles

Jean Froissart

European history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The chronicles of Froissart are one of the greatest contemporary records of 14th-century England and France. Depicting the... [more]

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Selected Writings

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Selected Writings

Saint Hildegard

Christian mysticism; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Hildegard was a 12th century Cistercian nun, prophet and writer. This thematically arranged selection contains extracts from... [more]

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Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

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Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

Aeschylus

Plays & playscripts

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Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of... [more]

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The Metaphysics

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The Metaphysics

Aristotle

Philosophy: metaphysics & ontology

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Presents the author's mature rejection of both the Platonic theory that what we perceive is just a pale reflection of reality... [more]

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Medea and Other Plays

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Medea and Other Plays

Euripides

Plays & playscripts

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Features four tragedies, all of which focus on a central character, once powerful, brought down by betrayal, jealousy, guilt... [more]

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The Consolation of Philosophy

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The Consolation of Philosophy

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600

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Boethius was an eminent public figure under the Gothic emperor Theodoric, and an exceptional Greek scholar. When he became... [more]

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Edward Gibbon

Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Decline and Fall spans thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks. David Womersley's... [more]

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Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers

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Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers

Andrew Louth, Andrew Louth

Orthodox & Oriental Churches; Christian theology; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Focuses on traditions and organization of the infant church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development. This... [more]

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Tao Te Ching

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Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu

Non-Western philosophy; Religion & beliefs; Taoism

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Free when packaged with any Damrosch World Literature title. [more]

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The Journals of Captain Cook

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The Journals of Captain Cook

James Cook

Autobiography: historical, political & military; History; General & world history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Geographical discovery & exploration

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Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle... [more]

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The Sixteen Satires

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The Sixteen Satires

Juvenal

Literary essays; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Literary studies: poetry & poets

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Offers satirical and bitter denunciation of the degeneracy of Roman society. This work draws forth a world of whores, fortune-tellers,... [more]

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The Analects

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The Analects

Confucius

Oriental & Indian philosophy; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The Analects express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which the author, one of the most humane thinkers, believed everyone... [more]

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Selected Writings

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Selected Writings

Thomas Aquinas

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presents reflections on Christianity that forges a synthesis of ancient philosophy and medieval theology. This title contains... [more]

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Discourse on Method and the Meditations

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Discourse on Method and the Meditations

Rene Descartes

History of Western philosophy; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Is knowledge possible? If so, what can we know and how do we come to know it? What degree of certainty does our knowledge... [more]

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The Complete Fables

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The Complete Fables

Aesop

Literary essays; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval; Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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In a series of pithy, amusing vignettes, the author creates a vivid cast of characters to demonstrate different aspects of... [more]

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Dialogues and Letters

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Dialogues and Letters

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Biography: general; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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A selection of dialogues and letters from one of the most influential masters of Latin prose. This text includes Consolation... [more]

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Poetics

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Poetics

Aristotle

Literary essays; Literary theory; Literary studies: classical, early & medieval

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Suitable for all students of Greek theatre and literature, this book examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language... [more]

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Ethics

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Ethics

Benedict de Spinoza

Literary essays; History of Western philosophy; Non-Western philosophy; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Provides a coherent picture of reality, and a guide to the meaning of an ethical life. This book follows a logical format,... [more]

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