Classics (Antiquity)

Dialogues (Διάλογοι )

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Plato


Στους διαλόγους του ο Πλάτωνας (427 π.Χ. – 347 π.Χ.) παρουσιάζει τις φιλοσοφικές του θεωρίες με τη μορφή συζήτησης, που με κάποια υπαρκτή ή …

Vertheidigung des Socrates

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Xenophon


Xenophon möchte zeigen, dass Sokrates ganz bewusst in den Tod gegangen sei. Das Unglück seines Todes war kein Zufall. Denn der Phi…

The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates

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Xenophon


Xenophon's best memorial of his old guide, philosopher, and friend is this work, in which Xenophon brought together in simple and direct for…

Von der Gemüthsruhe

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Die Frage ist also: wie man es dahin bringe, daß das Gemüth immer seinen gleichmäßigen und ungestörten Gang gehe,…

The Natural History Volume 4

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Pliny the Elder


Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of 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…

Electra (Murray Translation)

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Euripides


Electra (the Unmated One) is eaten up with hatred of her mother Clytemnestra and stepfather Aegisthus for their murder of her father Agamemn…

Discourses of Epictetus

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Epictetus


Philosophical discourses of Epictetus as recorded by his affectionate student, Arrian. One main precept expounded is that we do not fear eve…

Confessionum Libri Tredecim

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Saint Augustine of Hippo


Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written betwee…

Prometheus Bound (Thoreau Translation)

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Aeschylus


Whether or not it was actually written by Aeschylus, as is much disputed, "Prometheus Bound" is a powerful statement on behalf of …

Lysistrata (version 3)

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Aristophanes


The women of Athens are sick of the Peloponnesian war that has dragged on for year after year after year, causing great hardship to everyo…

Von der Unerschütterlichkeit des Weisen (De Constantia Sapientis)

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Unverwundbar ist nicht Das, wogegen kein Schlag geschieht, sondern, Was nicht verletzt wird. Das ist das Kennzeichen, das ich dir für d…

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.…

Ιστορίαι (Histories) Βιβλίοv 1 (Book 1)

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Thucydides


Η Ιστορία του Θουκυδίδη εξιστορεί τα πρώτα 20 χρόνια του πολέμου μεταξύ της Αθήνας και της Σπάρτης, που κράτησε από το 431 μέχρι το 404 π.Χ.…

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,…

Ιστορίαι (Histories) Βιβλίοv 5 (Book 5)

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Thucydides


Η Ιστορία του Θουκυδίδη εξιστορεί τα πρώτα 20 χρόνια του πολέμου μεταξύ της Αθήνας και της Σπάρτης, που κράτησε από το 431 μέχρι το 404 π.Χ.…

The Trojan Women (Coleridge Translation)

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Euripides


Described by modern playwright Ellen McLaughlin as "perhaps the greatest antiwar play ever written," "The Trojan Women,"…

Chorus of Women

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Aristophanes


LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Chorus of Women by Aristophanes. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 21, 2012.Aris…

Iphigenia in Aulis

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Euripides


Iphigenia in Aulis is the last extant work of the playwright Euripides. The Greek fleet is waiting at Aulis, Boeotia, with its ships ready t…

Von der göttlichen Vorsehung (De Providentia)

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Du hast mir die Frage vorgelegt, mein Lucilius, warum, wenn eine Vorsehung über die Welt walte, den Guten doch so viele Übel zusto…

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