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  • Meditations
    Meditations (English, Hardback) Marcus Aurelius

    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
    On the Shortness of Life (English, Paperback) Seneca

    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 Odyssey
    The Odyssey (English, Hardback) Homer

    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 (English, Paperback) Marcus Aurelius

    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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  • The Iliad
    The Iliad (English, Hardback) Homer

    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 Republic
    The Republic (English, Paperback) Plato

    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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  • Metamorphoses
    Metamorphoses (English, Paperback) Ovid

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

    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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  • Metamorphoses
    Metamorphoses (English, Hardback) Ovid

    Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, this book interweaves many of the best-known myths and legends of Ancient Greece and Rome, including Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy.

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  • Roots of Yoga
    Roots of Yoga (English, Paperback) James Mallinson, Mark Singleton

    The first single, reliable collection of primary material from the source traditions of yoga...

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  • The Nature of Things
    The Nature of Things (English, Paperback) Titus Lucretius Carus

    A poem that demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods; and that by believing this men can live in peace of mind and happiness.

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  • The Aeneid
    The Aeneid (English, Paperback) Virgil

    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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  • Agricola and Germania
    Agricola and Germania (English, Paperback) Cornelius Tacitus

    Presents a portrait of Julius Agricola - the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law. This title offers fascinating descriptions of the geography, climate and people of the country, and an account of the early stages of the Roman occupation of Britain.

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  • The Aeneid
    The Aeneid (English, Paperback) Virgil

    Tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Cathage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfil his destiny: to found the Roman people.

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

    Addresses the question of how to live well, and originates the concept of cultivating a virtuous character as the basis of his ethical system. In this title, the author sets out to examine the nature of happiness. It discusses the nature of practical reasoning, the value and the objects of pleasure, and the different forms of friendship.

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  • The Art of Happiness
    The Art of Happiness (English, Paperback) Epicurus

    Offers teachings of Epicurus - about life and death, religion and science, physical sensation, happiness, morality, and friendship-attracted legions of adherents throughout the ancient Mediterranean world and deeply influenced later European thought. This volume includes all of his extant writings - his letters, doctrines, and Vatican sayings.

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  • The Iliad
    The Iliad (English, Paperback) Homer

    Tells the story of darkest episode in "Trojan War". At its centre is Achilles, greatest warrior-champion of Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when Trojan Hector kills Achilles' close friend Patroclus, he storms back into battle to take revenge - even though he knows this may ensure his own death.

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  • A History of My Times
    A History of My Times (English, Paperback) Xenophon

    Details nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Presenting the story of the Peloponnesian War at the point where Thucydides finished his magisterial history, this title chronicles the conflicts that ultimately led to the decline of Greece, and the wars with both Thebes and the might of Persia.

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  • The Odyssey
    The Odyssey (English, Paperback) Homer

    Deals with literature's grandest evocation of life's journey, at once an ageless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. This title presents you with the author's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wanderings after the Trojan War.

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  • Selected Works
    Selected Works (English, Paperback) Cicero

    Lawyer, philosopher, statesman and defender of Rome's Republic, the author was a master of eloquence, and his pure literary and oratorical style and strict sense of morality have been a powerful influence on European literature and thought for over two thousand years in matters of politics, philosophy, and faith.

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