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The Philippics

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


A philippic is a fiery, damning speech delivered to condemn a particular political actor. The term originates with Demosthenes, who delivere…

Book 08

In The Odyssey

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Homer


The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly…

Chapter 6

In The Meditations

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Marcus Aurelius


Marcus Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. The…

Book XXIV: Priam ransoms Hector's body

In The Iliad

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Homer


The Iliad, together with the Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated t…

Ch 04-In Cowboy Land, pt 2

In Theodore Roosevelt: an Autobiography

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Theodore Roosevelt


In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken …

Ch 04-In Cowboy Land, pt 3

In Theodore Roosevelt: an Autobiography

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Theodore Roosevelt


In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken …

Ch 04-In Cowboy Land, pt 1

In Theodore Roosevelt: an Autobiography

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Theodore Roosevelt


In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken …

Introduction pt 2

In The Republic

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Plato


The Republic is a Socratic dialogue by Plato, written in approximately 380 BC. It is one of the most influential works of philosophy and pol…

Introduction pt 1

In The Republic

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Plato


The Republic is a Socratic dialogue by Plato, written in approximately 380 BC. It is one of the most influential works of philosophy and pol…

Book One, Sections I-V

In Politics

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Aristotle


The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle exp…

Book One, Sections VI-IX

In Politics

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Aristotle


The Politics, by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle exp…

Work And Invention In Boston

In Edison, His Life and Inventions

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Frank Lewis Dyer


A detailed biography of Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of such things as the telephone, the microphone, the electric motor, the storage batter…

Arduous Years In The Central West

In Edison, His Life and Inventions

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Frank Lewis Dyer


A detailed biography of Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of such things as the telephone, the microphone, the electric motor, the storage batter…

The Process of Colonization

In History of the United States, Vol. I

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Charles Austin Beard


Charles Austin Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century. He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks a…

Chapter VI: Part 4

In The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. I

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Edward Gibbon


The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was writ…

Chapter XV: Part 1

In The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. I

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Edward Gibbon


The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was writ…

Chapter XV: Part 2

In The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. I

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Edward Gibbon


The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was writ…

Chapter IV: Part 2

In The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. I

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Edward Gibbon


The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was writ…

Chapter VI: Part 1

In The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. I

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Edward Gibbon


The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was writ…

Chapter VI: Part 2

In The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. I

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Edward Gibbon


The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, a major literary achievement of the 18th century published in six volumes, was writ…

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