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  • The Sublime Senecaby Erik Gunderson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Reads Seneca's philosophy and tragedy together, exploring the possibility of enlightenment and the human capacity for wisdom and knowledge. more...

  • A Handbook of Greek Literature (Routledge Revivals)by H. J. Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    First published in 1934, this book covers a broad array of ancient Greek literature, taking into account the most acknowledged of the Greek authors as well as those less well known. H. J. Rose presents the latest findings of the time in terms of research into Greek literature and covers subjects from Homer, Comedy and Poetry, to Philosophy, Science,... more...

  • Nicomachean Ethicsby Aristotle

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.50

    This enduringly profound treatise was first used by the students of Aristotle's famous Athenian school, the Lyceum; since then it has exercised a lasting effect on Western philosophy and continues to resonate for modern readers. Aristotle identifies the goal of life as happiness and discusses its attainment through the contemplation of philosophic... more...

  • 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...

  • The Imitation of Christby Thomas Kempis; Aloysius Croft; Harold Bolton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    This classic of Christian devotional literature has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Both Protestants and Catholics ? as well as mystics and historians of religious thought ? have studied these meditations on the life and teachings of Jesus, finding in them a path to prayer and spiritual guidance. Written in a candid and... more...

  • The Republicby Plato

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Often ranked as the greatest of Plato's many remarkable writings, this celebrated philosophical work of the fourth century BC contemplates the elements of an ideal state, serving as the forerunner for such other classics of political thought as Cicero's De Republica , St. Augustine's City of God , and Thomas More's Utopia . Written in the form... 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...

  • The Trial and Death of Socratesby Plato

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Among the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought: Euthyphro, exploring the concepts and aims of piety and religion; Apology, a defense of the integrity of Socrates' teachings; Crito, exploring Socrates' refusal to flee his death sentence; and Phaedo, in which Socrates embraces death and discusses the immortality... more...

  • The Odysseyby R. L. Eickhoff; Homer

    Tom Doherty Associates 2005; US$ 23.99

    The Odyssey is the original journey tale, a genre that has lasted three thousand years, and has had a lasting influence on on literature and art. The trials of Odysseus were first told by the great bard Homer. For ten long years the Greeks and Trojans have fought on the plains of Troy, and now Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, and the other victorious... more...

  • The Ancient Art of Growing Oldby Tom Payne

    Random House 2015; US$ 23.98

    Bette Davis said ?Old age ain?t no place for sissies?. If that?s true, we could all use a little help as we approach our twilight years. Translator Tom Payne turns to Cicero, Ovid, Seneca, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes to learn what the wisest minds of antiquity could tell us about the pleasures and pains of old age.... more...