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De Rerum Natura

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Titus Lucretius Carus


An exposition of Epicurus atomic theory and the ethical tenets based upon it. Drawing upon this materialist philosophy, Lucretius cites the …

Epistulae Morales Selectae

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Seneca is an important repository of Stoic doctrine. His reputation, based on the ancient testimony, has remained ambiguous down to the pres…

Georgica

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Virgil


Vergil's Georgica is the culmination of a long tradition in antiquity of poems about agriculture, beginning with Hesiod in the eighth c. BC.…

Aeneidis Libri XII

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Virgil


Aeneas flees the destruction of Troy, abandons Dido, queen of the Carthaginians, and wends his way to Latium in Italy, where slaying Turnus,…

De Agricultura

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Marcus Porcius Cato


Noted for being the most extensive piece of early Latin prose, it abounds in archaic imperatives and shows an almost total lack of subordina…

Book II, Chapter V: Containing strange revolutions of fortune.

In Amelia (Vol. 1)

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Henry Fielding


This is the first volume of a three volume novel. In this novel, Amelia marries William Booth against her mother's desires, and the two must…

Le Pont Mirabeau

In Alcools

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Guillaume Apollinaire


Apollinaire is a pivotal figure in the history of French poetry. Friend of Picasso, albeit a sometimes volatile one, inventor of the term 's…