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Humanities

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The Conference of the Birds

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The Conference of the Birds

Farid ud-Din Attar

Non-Western philosophy; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Mantiq al-tayr (the conference of the birds) is an elaborate allegory with many digressions. It describes how all the birds... [more]

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The Complete Odes and Epodes

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The Complete Odes and Epodes

Horace

Poetry by individual poets

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Horace (65-8 bc) was one of the poets of the Augustan age of Latin literature. This poetry is based around such diverse themes... [more]

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The Conquest of Gaul

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The Conquest of Gaul

Julius Caesar

Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Warfare & defence

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Between 58 and 50BC Caesar conquered most of the area now covered by France, Belgium and Switzerland, and twice invaded Britain.... [more]

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The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

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The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

William James

Religion: general; Psychology; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Standing at the crossroads of psychology and religion, this work applies the scientific method to a field abounding in abstract... [more]

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Reflections on the Revolution in France

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Reflections on the Revolution in France

Edmund Burke

Literary essays; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Revolutionary groups & movements; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Presenting a scathing attack on the French revolution's attitudes to existing institutions, property and religion, this work... [more]

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The Politics

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The Politics

Aristotle

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; Political science & theory

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Presents an analysis based on a study of over 150 city constitutions, covering a range of political issues in order to establish... [more]

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The Jewish War

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The Jewish War

Josephus

Middle Eastern history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Offers the history of the Jews under Roman rule, with portraits of such key figures as the Emperor Vespasian and Herod the... [more]

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On the Good Life

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On the Good Life

Cicero

Literary essays

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This volume brings together Cicero's tentative and undogmatic reflections on the good life, in which he discusses duty, friendship,... [more]

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A History of My Times

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A History of My Times

Xenophon

Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Details nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Presenting the story of the Peloponnesian... [more]

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Selected Political Speeches

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Selected Political Speeches

Cicero

Literary essays

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This text presents a selection of the political speeches of Cicero, including: On the Command of Cnaeus Pompeius , Against... [more]

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A Nietzsche Reader

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A Nietzsche Reader

Friedrich Nietzsche

Western philosophy: c 1600 to c 1900; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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The literary career of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) spanned less than twenty years, but no area of intellectual inquiry... [more]

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Essays and Aphorisms

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Essays and Aphorisms

Arthur Schopenhauer

History of Western philosophy; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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A selection of Schopenhauer's writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and other themes taken from his... [more]

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The Campaigns of Alexander

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The Campaigns of Alexander

Arrian

European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Discusses Alexander's violent suppression of the Theban rebellion, his defeat of Persia and campaigns through Egypt and Babylon... [more]

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Four Tragedies and Octavia

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Four Tragedies and Octavia

Seneca

Plays & playscripts

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Dramas by the classical playwright and philosopher are accompanied by a modern work to demonstrate the Roman's impact on the... [more]

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Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

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Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium

Seneca

Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500

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A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived in accordance with nature , Stoicism called for restraint... [more]

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The Persian Expedition

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The Persian Expedition

Xenophon

European history; Middle Eastern history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Provides an eyewitness account of the attempt by a Greek mercenary army - the Ten Thousand - to help Prince Cyrus overthrow... [more]

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The Oresteian Trilogy

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The Oresteian Trilogy

Aeschylus

Plays & playscripts

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After the Fall of Troy, King Agamemnon returns to Argos, a victor in war. Agamemnon depicts the hero's discovery that his... [more]

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The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives

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The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives

Plutarch

Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Illustrates the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city's founder, through Solon, Themistocles,... [more]

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Selected Works

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Selected Works

Cicero

Literary essays; Anthologies (non-poetry)

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Lawyer, philosopher, statesman and defender of Rome's Republic, the author was a master of eloquence, and his pure literary... [more]

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The Annals of Imperial Rome

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The Annals of Imperial Rome

Cornelius Tacitus

Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus up to the death of Nero in AD 68.... [more]

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The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself

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The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself

of Avila Saint Teresa

Biography: general; Christianity; Literature, Poetry & Criticism

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Born in the Castilian town of Avila in 1515, Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation when she was twenty-one.... [more]

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The Letters of the Younger Pliny

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The Letters of the Younger Pliny

Pliny the Younger

Biography: historical, political & military; Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

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Presents the author's personal letters that address a range of topics, from an account of his uncle's death in the eruption... [more]

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The War with Hannibal: The History of Rome from its Foundation Books 21-30

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The War with Hannibal: The History of Rome from its Foundation Books 21-30...

Titus Livy

Literary essays

Paperback

Hannibal, one of the most compelling personalities of the ancient world, inflicted a tremendous defeat on the Romans at Cannae... [more]

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The Makers of Rome

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The Makers of Rome

Plutarch

Biography: historical, political & military; Literary essays; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE

Paperback

Presents nine biographies that illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome's greatest statesmen,... [more]

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The Theban Plays

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The Theban Plays

Sophocles

Plays & playscripts

Paperback

Presents tales such as King Oedipus , Oedipus at Colonus , and Antigone . [more]

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