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  • Illustrated Norse Myths by Alex Frith
    Illustrated Norse Myths (English, Hardback)

    A brand-new collection of Viking myths that tell the story of the Norse gods from creation to the story of how the world will end, including Odin's quest for wisdom, the battles of Thor the thunder god, and the tale of Sigurd the Dragonslayer and the curs. Beautifully bound with head and tail bands and a ribbon marker.

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  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    Meditations (English, Paperback)

    A series of reflections, strongly influenced by Epictetus, which represent a Stoic outlook on life. It offers a range of fascinating spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe.

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  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    Meditations (English, Hardback)

    Offers a range of spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. This book covers diverse topics such as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods and emotions.

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  • On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
    On the Shortness of Life (English, Paperback)

    The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living and the importance of reason and morality and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.

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  • The Iliad by Homer
    The Iliad (English, Hardback)

    Centres on the critical events in the last year of the Trojan War, which lead to Achilleus' killing of Hektor and determine the fate of Troy. This book presents a universal and tragic view of the world, of human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death, set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background.

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  • The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
    The Nicomachean Ethics (English, Paperback)

    In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and valuable new introduction and notes.

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  • Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sappho by Sappho
    Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sappho (English, Paperback)

    150 years after Homer's Iliad, Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of Turkey. Little remains of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. This title covers this surviving texts that consists of fragmented body of lyric poetry.

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  • The Odyssey by Homer
    The Odyssey (English, Hardback)

    Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must use his wit and native cunning if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him.

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  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    Meditations (English, Paperback)

    The Mediations of the great Roman philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius are simple yet profound works of stoic philosophy that continue to offer guidance and consolation to many with their eloquence, wisdom and humility.

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  • Greek Stories by John Taylor
    Greek Stories (English, Paperback)

    Greek Stories is an ideal first reader for students of Classical Greek. It offers 100 self-contained passages of manageable length, chosen for their intrinsic interest and adapted from a wide range of ancient authors. Generous help is given, with a short introduction to each story and glossing of all proper names and non-GCSE vocabulary. The collection will also be attractive to older students...

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  • The Last Days of Socrates by Plato
    The Last Days of Socrates (English, Paperback)

    Presents an account of Socrates' trial and death (399 BC). This title develops the Socratic belief in responsibility for one's self and shows Socrates living and dying under his philosophy. It focuses on the themes of identity and confrontation.

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  • The Art of Rhetoric by Aristotle
    The Art of Rhetoric (English, Paperback)

    This text examines Aristotle's "Rhetoric" as a classic treatise on the arts of public speaking and persuasion which played a role in the civic life of Greece. These arts, which evolved a highly formalized tradition of technique, were connected with the study of political and moral theory.

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  • Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus
    Discourses and Selected Writings (English, Paperback)

    Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. Together with the "Enchiridion", a manual of his main ideas, this book argues that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not.

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  • The Republic by Plato
    The Republic (English, Paperback)

    Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, this book is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. It addresses the purpose of education and the role of both women and men as 'guardians' of the people.

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  • The Histories: No. 2 by Polybius
    The Histories: No. 2 (English, Hardback)

    The historian Polybius (ca 200-118 BCE) was born into a leading family of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese (Morea) and served the Achaean League in arms and diplomacy for many years, favoring alliance with Rome. This title offers a translation of Polybius' work.

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  • The Aeneid by Virgil
    The Aeneid (English, Paperback)

    Inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, the Aeneid is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took Aeneas as his hero and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and suffering.

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  • Horace by Paul Allen Miller
    Horace (English, Paperback)

    Perhaps no classical writer has been so consistently in vogue as Horace. Famous in his own lifetime as a close associate of the Emperor Octavian, to whom he dedicated several odes, Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65?8 BC) has never really been out of fashion. Petrarch, for example, modelled his letters on Horace's innovative Epistles, while also borrowing from his Roman forebear in composing his own...

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  • Aesop's Illustrated Fables (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition) by Aesop
    Aesop's Illustrated Fables (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Omnibus Edition) (English, Leather / fine binding)

    A leather bound edition from the popular series. It features a satin-ribbon bookmark, decorative stained edging and marbled endpapers.

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  • Sophocles II by David Grene
    Sophocles II (English, Paperback)

    Offers translations of Euripides' "Medea", "The Children of Heracles", "Andromache", and "Iphigenia among the Taurians", fragments of lost plays by Aeschylus, and the surviving portion of Sophocles' "The Trackers". In this title, introductions for each play offer information about its first production, plot, and reception in antiquity and beyond.

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  • Metamorphoses by Ovid
    Metamorphoses (English, Paperback)

    Ovid's witty and exuberant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked Greek and Roman myths and legends in which men and women are transformed, often by love - into flowers, trees, stones and stars.

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