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  • The Confessions of St. Augustineby St. Augustine

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    One of the most influential religious books in the Christian tradition recalls crucial events and episodes in the author's life: his mid-4th-century origins in rural Algeria; the rise to a lavish lifestyle at the imperial court in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recovery of his... more...

  • Symposium and Phaedrusby Plato

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Two important dialogues offer crucial insights into mystical and aesthetic aspects of Platonic doctrine. Symposium attempts to find the ultimate manifestation of the love that controls the world, leading to mystic union with eternal and supercosmic beauty. Phaedrus discusses the psychology of love, resulting in the concept of the familiar Platonic... more...

  • Latin Literatureby Michael Grant

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 20.78

    A classic introduction to Latin literature, with translations of the best passages from Virgil, Livy, Ovid, Seneca and many others. This classic anthology traces the development of Latin literature from the early Republican works of Cicero and Catullus, to the writers of the Empire such as Lucan and Petronius, to the later writings of St... more...

  • Epigrams: With parallel Latin textby Gideon Nisbet Martial

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    If you're one of those terribly serious readers, now is a good time to leave.'The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines.... more...

  • Farewell Songby Rabindranath Tagore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 13.58

    Rabindranath Tagore reinvented the Bengali novel with Farewell Song; blurring the lines between prose and poetry and creating an effervescent blend of romance and satire. Through Amit and Labanya and a brilliantly etched social milieu; the novel addresses contemporary debates about ?good? and ?bad? writing; the nature of love and conjugality; and the... more...

  • Simhasana Dvatrimsikaby A N D Haskar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 16.98

    Classic tales of courage and compassion The fabled monarch Vikramaditya is considered a model of kingly virtues, and his reign a golden age. These famous stories narrated by the thirty-two statuettes of nymphs supporting the magic throne of Vikramaditya extol his courage, compassion and extraordinary magnanimity. They are set in a framework recounting... more...

  • Oedipus Trilogyby Sophocles; F. Storr

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99

    Oedipus the King is Sophocles' legendary rendition of the myth of the great king Oedipus, perhaps the best known of all of the Greek Tragedies. When an oracle foretells that the young prince Oedipus will grow up to murder his father he is cast out of the kingdom by the king who hopes by doing so that he will avoid his fate. Oedipus grows up and... more...

  • Droll Storiesby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every story. ******************. This is a book of the highest flavour, full of right hearty merriment, spiced to the palate of the illustrious and very precious tosspots and drinkers, to whom our worthy compatriot, Francois Rabelais,... more...

  • The Jealousies of a Country Townby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every story and chapter. ******************. Most persons have encountered, in certain provinces in France, a number of Chevaliers de Valois. One lived in Normandy, another at Bourges, a third (with whom we have here to do) flourished... more...

  • Works of Geoffrey Chaucerby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 4.99

    Indulge Yourself with the best classics literature on Your PDA. Navigate easily to any poem from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Table of Contents. The Canterbury Tales. The Assembly of Fowls. Chaucer''s A. B. C. Chaucer''s Dream. The Court of Love. The Cuckoo and the Nightingale. The House of Fame. The Legend... more...