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Oedipus at Colonus, Score Soph Colonus

By: Sophocles

Description: Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than those of Euripides. According to the Suda, a 10th century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote

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The Religion of Numa, Score Numa

By: J. B. Carter

Description: This is a short survey of the history of Roman religion, particularly the Roman pantheon, from its origins as abstract animistic deities, the infiltration of Greek gods and goddesses, the influence of the Sibyllines, the introduction of Near

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The Secret History of Procopius, Score Proc

By: Richard Atwater

Description: Procopius, who also wrote a mainstream military history and a toadying description of the monuments which Justinian built, had to keep his most acute writing for posthumous publication. This text flays Justinian and Theodora as corrupt, immor

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The Politics of Aristotle

By: Benjamin Jowett

Description: Aristotle's Politics (Greek Πολιτικά) is a work of political philosophy. The end of the Nicomachean Ethics declared that the inquiry into ethics necessarily follows into politics, and the two works are frequently considered to be parts of a larger treatise, or perhaps connected lectures, dealing with the philosophy of human affairs. The title of the Politics literally means the things concerning the polis.

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Apology, Score Plato Apology

By: Plato

Description: Plato (Greek: Plátōn, wide, broad-shouldered) (428/427 BC – 348/ 347 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher, the second of the great trio of ancient Greeks –Socrates, Plato, originally named Aristocles, and Aristotle who between them laid the

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The Life of Apollonius of Tyana

By: Philostratus

Description: As Conybeare quaintly notes in the introduction to his Loeb edition of Philostratus' (alas, probably largely fictional) biography of Apollonius, '...for there is in it much that is very good reading and it is lightly written.' Well, this is probably not summer beach reading material, but this is an archaic delight to read, like Mandeville. We get to visit far-flung lands at the height of the Roman Empire, from India and Africa to Spain. The sage is on a que...

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The Poetics of Aristotle

By: S. H. Butcher

Description: Aristotle's Poetics is the earliest-surviving work of dramatic theory and the first extant philosophical treatise to focus on literary theory. In it, Aristotle offers an account of what he calls poetry. He examines its first principles and identifies its genres and basic elements.

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Protagoras

By: Plato

Description: COMPANION: Where do you come from, Socrates? And yet I need hardly ask the question, for I know that you have been in chase of the fair Alcibiades. I saw him the day before yesterday; and he had got a beard like a man,—and he is a man, as I may tell you in your ear. But I thought that he was still very charming. SOCRATES: What of his beard? Are you not of Homer's opinion, who says 'Youth is most charming when the beard first appears'? And that is now t...

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The Georgics of Virgil, Score Virgil Geo

By: J. W. MacKail

Description: The Georgics, the second major poem which Virgil composed, took seven years to write. He finished it in 29 B.C.E.; it was read to Augustus on his return from the east. This work consists of two thousand lines of poetry on the subject of agric

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Statesman, Score Plato Statesma

By: Plato

Description: SOCRATES: I owe you many thanks, indeed, Theodorus, for the acquaintance both of Theaetetus and of the Stranger. THEODORUS: And in a little while, Socrates, you will owe me three times as many, when they have completed for you the delineati

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Pythagoras and the Delphic Mysteries, Score Pdm

By: Edouard Schuré

Description: This is a short biography of Pythagoras, written from a Theosophical, esoteric perspective. No actual texts of Pythagoras have survived: we only have second hand summaries and pastiches, such as the Golden Verses. However, his impact on succe

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Homerica, the Battle of Frogs and Mice

By: Hugh G. Evelyn-white

Description: Hesiod (Hesiodus), an epic poet apparently of the eighth century BC, was born in Asia Minor but moved to Boeotia in central Greece. He was regarded by later Greeks as a contemporary of Homer. Three works survive under Hesiod's name: (1) Works and Days, addressed to his brother. In it he gives us the allegories of the two Strifes, and the myth of Pandora; stresses that every man must work; describes the accepted Five Ages of the world; delivers moral advice;...

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Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology, Score Mog

By: Martin P. Nilsson

Description: This is a study of the origins of classical Greek mythology in the Mycenaean era, which preceded the era of Homer, Hesiod and the dramatists by several hundred years, separated by a dark age. In the 19th century, the 'Comparative' school expl

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Electra

By: Euripides

Description: Electra é uma peça teatral do dramaturgo grego Eurípides, provavelmente composta em meados da década de 410 a.C., provavelmente depois de 413 a.C.. Não se sabe se foi encenada antes ou depois da célebre versão feita por Sófocles do mito de Medeia.

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Laws

By: Plato

Description: ATHENIAN: Tell me, Strangers, is a God or some man supposed to be the author of your laws? CLEINIAS: A God, Stranger; in very truth a God: among us Cretans he is said to have been Zeus, but in Lacedaemon, whence our friend here comes, I believe they would say that Apollo is their lawgiver: would they not, Megillus? MEGILLUS: Certainly. ATHENIAN: And do you, Cleinias, believe, as Homer tells, that every ninth year Minos went to converse with his Olympia...

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Pagan & Christian Creeds, Their Origin and Meaning, Score Pcc

By: Edward Carpenter

Description: This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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Symposium

By: Plato

Description: Concerning the things about which you ask to be informed I believe that I am not ill-prepared with an answer. For the day before yesterday I was coming from my own home at Phalerum to the city, and one of my acquaintance, who had caught a sight of me from behind, calling out playfully in the distance, said: Apollodorus, O thou Phalerian (Probably a play of words on (Greek), 'bald-headed.') man, halt! So I did as I was bid; and then he said, I was looking for...

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Orestes

By: Euripides

Description: Excerpt: ...A joy in the fall of their feet: And thither, with manifold dowers, From the North, from the hills, from the morn, The Muses did gather their powers, That a child of the Nine should be born; And Harmony, sown as the flowers, Grew gold in the acres of corn. And Ceph

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Agamemnon

By: Aeschylus

Description: Before the palace of AGAMEMNON in Argos. In front of the palace there are statues of the gods, and altars prepared for sacrifice. It is night. On the roof of the palace can be discerned a WATCHMAN.

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The Iliad and Odyssey, Score Homer Greek

By: Homer

Description: This is an etext of Homer's Trojan War epics in the original Greek. It is cross-linked with the Samuel Butler translation of the Iliad and Odyssey. To view this, your browser must support Unicode.

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