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The texts within the Hackett Classics series encompass both literary classics and non-fiction philosophical, historical and political academic discourse. It includes full-length texts, as well as anthologies of shorter texts such as poems and famous letters. Intended for use in contemporary study, many of the editions in this series are modern translations of original novels and plays, such as the works of Plato and Euripides. These translations render the dense language of the past accessible to modern students, while still staying true to the original texts. Detailed accompanying footnotes also contribute to this comprehensible style, as well as expert introductions, analysis of important quotes, and glossaries of terms.

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Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1998)

[Woodruff's translation] is clear, fluent, and vigorous, well thought out, readable and forceful....

On Law, Morality, and Politics
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2003)

The second edition of Aquinas, On Law, Morality, and Politics retains the selection of texts...

Second Treatise of Government
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1980)

The Second Treatise is one of the most important political treatises ever written and one of the...

Theban Plays
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2003)

This volume offers the fruits of Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's dynamic collaboration on the...

The Daodejing of Laozi
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2003)

Philip J. Ivanhoe's richly annotated translation of this classic work is accompanied by his engaging...

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1987)

This is an excellent translation. It achieves a very high standard of accuracy and readability, two...

Augustine: Political Writings
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1994)

The best available introduction to the political thought of Augustine, if not to Christian political...

An Account, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies: And Related Texts
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2003)

Fifty years after the arrival of Columbus, at the height of Spain's conquest of the West Indies,...

Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1994)

Here are The Prince and the most important of the Discourses newly translated into spare, vivid...



Virgil, Stanley Lombardo and 1 more...
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2005)

Long a master of the crafts of Homeric translation and of rhapsodic performance, Stanley Lombardo...