Classics (Antiquity)

Satires

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Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis


Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD. The details of the …

Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur

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Omar Khayyám


In 1906, Eben Francis Thompson,scholar and poet, published a limited edition of his translation of the Quatrains of Omar Khayyam. This editi…

Oedipus at Colonus (Jebb Translation)

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Sophocles


"Oedipus at Colonus" (also Oedipus Coloneus, Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους ἐπὶ Κολωνῷ, Oidipous epi Kolōnō) is one of the three Theban p…

The Fasti

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Publius (Ovid) Ovidius Naso


The Fasti is a Latin poem in six books, written by Ovid and believed to have been published in 8 AD. The Fasti is organized according to th…

On the Parts of Animals

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Aristotle


On the Parts of Animals (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΖΩΩΝ ΜΟΡΙΩΝ; Latin: De Partibus Animalium) by Aristotle (ΑΡΙΣΤΟΤΕΛΗΣ). The first book asks whether anim…

Von der Muße des Weisen (De Otio)

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


De Otio, ist ein philosophischer Dialog. Darin äußert sich Seneca über seine Ansichten bezüglich des otium, wobei die &…

The Suppliant Maidens (Morshead Translation)

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Aeschylus


The Suppliants, also called The Suppliant Maidens, or The Suppliant Women, is a play by Aeschylus. It was probably first performed sometime …

Medea (Way Translation)

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Euripides


Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BCE. The plot cente…

The White Elephant And Other Tales from Old India Retold

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Georgene Faulkner


This book is a collection of short stories from India. - Summary by sid

Iphigenie in Aulis

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Euripides


Iphigenie in Aulis übersetzt aus dem Euripides von Friedrich von Schiller. Die Gesinnungen in diesem Stücke sind groß und …

Ars Poetica and Carmen Saeculare

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Quintus Horatius Flaccus


The Ars Poetica, by Horace, also known as Epistula ad Pisones, is a treatise on poetry written in the form of a letter, and published around…

Briefe Teil 1 (Epistulae morales ad Lucilium)

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Epistulae morales ad Lucilium sind eine Sammlung von 124 Briefen. In den Briefen erteilt Seneca Ratschläge, wie Lucilius, von dem lange…

On the Sublime

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Unknowntranslated Byherbert Lord Havell


This is a classical text on aesthetics and proper style in writing and rhetoric, including commentary on various ancient Greek works such as…

Electra (Storr Translation)

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Sophocles


Electra or Elektra is a Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Its date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the Philoctetes (409 BC) …

Trachiniai (Campbell Translation)

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Sophocles


Women of Trachis (Ancient Greek: Τραχίνιαι, Trachiniai; also translated as The Trachiniae or The Trachinian Maidens) is an Athenian tragedy …

Iphigenia in Tauris (Murray Translation)

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Euripides


The apparent sacrifice of Iphigenia at Aulis by her own father Agamemnon was forestalled by the godness Artemis, who by an adroit sleight of…

The Fall of Troy

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Quintus Smyrnaeus


The Fall of Troy also called "Posthomeric" is an account of the Trojan war from the Arrival of Penthesleia to the sack of Troy.(su…

Eclogae (dramatic reading)

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Virgil


This book of poems, written between 42 en 39 BC, was a bestseller in ancient Rome, and still holds a fascination today. Held to be divinely …

The Tragedy of Mariam

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Elizabeth Cary


The Tragedy of Mariam (1613) is the first original drama written in English by a woman. Elizabeth Cary drew on Jewish histories by Josephus …

Vairagya Shatakam

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Bhartṛhari


Vairagya Shatakam is one of the best books that gives the true picture of Renunciation. The book talks on how a common man gets lured by the…

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