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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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Aristotle: Introductory Readings
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1996)

Drawn from the translations and editorial aids of Irwin and Fine's Aristotle, Selections (Hackett...

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2008)

This is the Medea we have been waiting for. It offers clarity without banality, eloquence without...

Beyond Freedom and Dignity
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2002)

In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally...

Early Buddhist Discourses
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2006)

Twenty discourses from the Pali Canon--including those most essential to the study and teaching of...

The Epicurus Reader: Selected Writings and Testimonia

The Epicurus Reader

Selected Writings and Testimonia

Epicurus, Brad Inwood and 1 more...
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1994)

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction The ancient biography of Epicurus The extant letters Ancient...

Alexander The Great: Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius

Alexander The Great

Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2005)

Comprising relevant selections from the four ancient writers whose portraits of Alexander the Great...

The Trials of Socrates: Six Classic Texts

The Trials of Socrates

Six Classic Texts

Plato, Aristophanes and 2 more...
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2002)

Lampooned in 406 B.C.E. in a blistering Aristophanic satire, Socrates was tried in 399 B.C.E. on a...

Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1992)

Donald Cress's highly regarded translation, based on the critical Pléiade edition of 1964, is here...

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1977)

A first rate translation at a reasonable price. --Michael Rohr, Rutgers University

The History of Rome, Books 1-5
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2006)

In addition to Valerie Warrior's crisp, fluent translation of the first five books of Livy's Ab...