Ancient

The Life of Apollonius of Tyana

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Flavius Philostratus


Apollonius of Tyana (ca. 40-120 AD) was a Greek Pythagorean philosopher and teacher. He hailed from the town of Tyana in the Roman province …

Beacon Lights of History, Vol 1: The Old Pagan Civilizations

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John Lord


The first of 14 volumes, this book discusses ancient civilization looking primarily at religion and philosophy. Summary by KHand

Svetasvatara Upanishad

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Unknowntranslated Byf. Max Müller and Translated Byf. Max Müller


The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad"…

Handbüchlein der stoischen Moral

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Epictetus


Encheiridion, stoische Regeln für ein zufriedenes Leben. Knapp und ausgezeichnet. Geschrieben von Epiktet (ca. 50-138). Übersetzun…

Kaushitaki Upanishad

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Unknowntranslated Byf. Max Müller and Translated Byf. Max Müller


The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad"…

Taittriyaka Upanishad

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Unknowntranslated Byf. Max Müller and Translated Byf. Max Müller


The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad"…

孫子兵法 (The Art of War)

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Sun Tzu 孙武


《孙子兵法》是从战国时期成书以来,就一直风靡流传的军事著作。古今中外的军事家们都使用其中论述的军事理论来指导战争,而且,其中论述的基本理论和思想还被运用到了现代经营决策和社会管理方面。总结《孙子兵法》全书,我们可以看到其中有四个主要思想贯穿于始终,即整体思维的战争论、唯物主义的战…

Aitreya-Aranyaka Upanishad

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Unknowntranslated Byf. Max Müller and Translated Byf. Max Müller


The word Upanishad (upa-ni-shad) consists of, "Upa" means "near;" "ni" means "down;" "shad"…

Mark Aurels Selbstgespräche

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Marcus Aurelius


Der Stoiker Marc Aurel regierte von 161 bis 180 das römische Reich. In seinen Selbstgesprächen (Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν, wörtlich "…

Laches

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Plato


Laches (Λάχης) discusses examples of courage including weapons masters, soldiers who stand firm in battle, ferocious animals and the wise pe…

The Lives of the Ancient Philosophers

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François Fénelon


François Fénelon became a priest in 1675, Archbishop of Paris in 1679, was spiritual advisor to Madame Guyon, and was appointe…

The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book VI

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Diogenes Laertius


There are 10 divisions in this title. This project is a recording of book 6. There is a number of interesting anecdotes on the lives of Anti…

Enneads

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Plotinus and Porphyry


The six Enneads (ΕΝΝΕΑΔΕΣ) are the collected writings of the Neoplatonic philosopher Plotinus (ΠΛΩΤΙΝΟΣ) arranged by his student Porphyry (Π…

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne) - Version 2

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Omar Khayyám


One of the greatest works of poetry in history, this lyric poem presents the deep feelings and emotions of the poet on subjects such as life…

Tusculan Disputations

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


Tusculan Disputations (Latin: TUSCULANARUM DISPUTATIONUM) is divided into five books which discuss death, pain, grief, perturbations and vir…

Über den Zorn

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Lucius Annaeus Seneca, genannt Seneca der Jüngere, war ein römischer Philosoph, Dramatiker, Naturforscher, Staatsmann und als Stoi…

Eutifrón

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Plato (Πλάτων) and Plato


La naturaleza de la santidad, o usando el lenguaje de Platón, lo santo, ocupa el fondo del diálogo; y un supuesto encuentro de…

The Story of Aristotle's Philosophy

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Will Durant


This little Blue Book No. 39, by Will Durant, deals with Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.), a Macedonian pupil of Plato, who became the teacher of …

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 …

The Book of Good Counsels - From the Sanskrit of the "Hitopadesa"

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Sir Edwin Arnold


The term ‘Hitopadesha’ is a combination of two Sanskrit terms, ‘Hita’ (welfare/ benefit) and ‘Upadesha’ (counsel). As the term suggests, The…

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