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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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Locke: Political Writings
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2003)

John Locke's Second Treatise of Government (c. 1681) is perhaps the key founding liberal text. A...

Four Tragedies: Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes

Four Tragedies

Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, Philoctetes

Sophocles, Peter Meineck and 1 more...
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2007)

Meineck and Woodruff's new annotated translations of Sophocles' Ajax , Women of Trachis , Electra...

Discourse on Method
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1998)

By far the most widely used translation in North American college classrooms, Donald A. Cress's...

Oedipus Tyrannus
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2000)

Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff’s collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that...

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (1995)

"A superb translation that captures the rhetorical brilliance of the Greek. . . . The translation is...

Sunjata: A West African Epic of the Mande Peoples


A West African Epic of the Mande Peoples

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2004)

A pillar of the West African oral tradition for centuries, this epic traces the adventures and...

Basic Writings
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2007)

Ranging from his early treatises, the Monologion and the Proslogion, to his three philosophical...

The Golden Ass: Or, A Book of Changes

The Golden Ass

Or, A Book of Changes

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2007)

Relihan uses alliteration and assonance, rhythm and rhyme, the occasional archaism, the rare...

Candide: and Related Texts


and Related Texts

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2000)

David Wootton's scalpel-sharp translation of Candide features a brilliant Introduction, a map of...


Confessions (2nd ed.)

Augustine, F. J. Sheed and 2 more...
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (2006)

Like the first Hackett edition of the Augustine's Confessions , the second edition features F. J....