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  • Symposiumby Paul Woodruff; Alexander Nehamas

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1989; US$ 8.95

    "A model of the kind of text one needs for lecture courses: the translation is extremely readable and made even more accessible by intelligent printing decisions (on dividing the text, spacing for clarification, etc.); the notes are kept to a minimum but appear when they are really needed for comprehension and are truly informative. And the introduction... more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 6.50

    "Woodruff?s work with Peter Meineck makes this text one that is accessible to today?s students and could be staged for modern audiences. Line notes printed at the bottom of the page bring a reader further quick assistance. . . . ?The choral odes as rendered here deserve special notice. After giving a succinct analysis of each in his introduction,... more...

  • Four Tragediesby Sophocles; Peter Meineck; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 10.95

    Meineck and Woodruff's new annotated translations of Sophocles' Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes combine the same standards of accuracy, concision, clarity, and powerful speech that have so often made their Theban Plays a source of epiphany in the classroom and of understanding in the theatre. more...

  • First Democracyby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    Provides an introduction to the roots of one of our most cherished institutions: government for and by the people. more...

  • Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtueby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99

    Looks at the meaning of reverence and its role in religion and society. more...

  • The Ajax Dilemmaby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    We live in a world where CEOs give themselves million dollar bonuses even as their companies go bankrupt and ordinary workers are laid off; where athletes make millions while teachers struggle to survive; a world, in short, where rewards are often unfairly meted out. In The Ajax Dilemma, Paul Woodruff examines one of today's most pressing moral... more...

  • Reverenceby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 11.99

    Reverence is an ancient virtue that survives among us in half-forgotten patterns of civility and moments of inarticulate awe. Reverence gives meaning to much that we do, yet the word has almost passed out of our vocabulary. Reverence, says philosopher and classicist Paul Woodruff, begins in an understanding of human limitations. From this grows the... more...

  • Bacchaeby Euripides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 6.50

    [Woodruff?s translation] is clear, fluent, and vigorous, well thought out, readable and forceful. The rhythms are right, ever-present but not too insistent or obvious. It can be spoken instead of read and so is viable as an acting version; and it keeps the lines of the plot well focused. The Introduction offers a good survey of critical approaches.... more...

  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 10.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides? political theory?famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into... more...

  • Reason and Religion in Socratic Philosophyby Nicholas D. Smith; Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 94.99

    This volume brings together mostly previously unpublished studies by prominent historians, classicists, and philosophers on the roles and effects of religion in Socratic philosophy and on the trial of Socrates. Among the contributors are Thomas C. Brickhouse, Asli Gocer, and Paul B. Woodruff. more...