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Gorgias

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Plato


This dialogue brings Socrates face to face with the famous sophist Gorgias and his followers. It is a work likely completed around the time …

Critias

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Plato


This is an incomplete dialogue from the late period of Plato's life. Plato most likely created it after Republic and it contains the famous …

Troilus and Criseyde

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Geoffrey Chaucer


Troilus and Criseyde is a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer which re-tells in Middle English the tragic story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde set …

Protagoras

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Plato


Jowett, in his always informative introduction, sees this dialogue as transitional between the early and middle dialogues. Socrates meets wi…

Alcibiades I

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Plato


As Jowett relates in his brilliant introduction, 95% of Plato's writing is certain and his reputation rests soundly on this foundation. The …

Lesser Hippias

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Plato


This work may not be by Plato, or his entirely, but Jowett has offered his sublime translation, and seems to lean towards including it in th…

The Vikings

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Allen Mawer


This is a concise history of the Vikings by Allen Mawer, MA, Professor of English Language and Literature in Armstrong College, University o…

29 - Book V, Chapters 22-24, Continuation

In Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England

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The Venerable Bede


Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England is a work in Latin by Bede on the history of the Christian Churches in England, and of England gene…

46 - Section 46

In The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. III

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James Boswell


This is the third volume of the Biography of Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson's Life has been documented in great detail by his friends, thi…

05 - Section 05

In The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol. III

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James Boswell


This is the third volume of the Biography of Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson's Life has been documented in great detail by his friends, thi…

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