Classics (Antiquity)

Parmenides

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Plato


Parmenides (Ancient Greek: ΠΑΡΜΕΝΙΔΗΣ) recounts a meeting between Socrates, Zeno and Parmenides. Topics discussed include universals, plural…

On Duties

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Marcus Tullius Cicero


On Duties (Latin: DE OFFICIIS) discusses virtue, expediency and apparent conflicts between the two. St. Ambrose, St. Jerome and other Doctor…

Eudemian Ethics

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Aristotle


Eudemian Ethics (Greek: ΗΘΙΚΩΝ ΕΥΔΗΜΙΩΝ Latin: ETHICA EUDEMIA) discusses topics including virtue, friendship, happiness and God. It is belie…

From the Foundation of the City Vol. 01

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Titus Livius


Ab urbe condita, is a monumental history of ancient Rome written in the Latin language by Titus Livius(Livy), an ancient Roman historian. Th…

Theological Orations

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Gregory Of Nazianzus


After the death of the Arian Emperor Valens, the synod of Antioch in 379 asked Gregory to help resurrect Constantinople to Nicene orthodoxy.…

Prometheus Bound (Buckley Translation)

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Aeschylus


"Prometheus Bound" is the only complete tragedy of the Prometheia trilogy, traditionally assumed to be the work of Aeschylus. Jupi…

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 …

Metamorphosis or The Golden Ass

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Lucius Apuleius


The Metamorphosis, also known as The Golden Ass, is one of the very few novels of the Ancient World that survived to our days; one of the tw…

The Natural History Volume 2

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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 …

Ἀπολογία Σωκράτους (The Apology of Socrates in Ancient Greek)

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Plato


Ο Πλάτωνας ήταν σπουδαίος Έλληνας φιλόσοφος και συγγραφέας (427 π.Χ. - 347 π.Χ.), ο γνωστότερος μαθητής του Σωκράτη. Ο Πλάτων έγραψε την Απο…

The Symposium (version 2) (dramatic reading)

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Plato


In one of Plato's more accessible works, Apollodorus tells a friend about a drinking party (or symposium) attended by many of intellectuals …

Historia de la vida del Buscón, llamado Don Pablos, ejemplo de vagabundos y esp…

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Francisco De Quevedo


Clásica novela picaresca española del Siglo de Oro, del gran Don Francisco de Quevedo. En ella se narran las extravagantes and…

The Aeneid of Virgil (Version 2)

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Virgil


The Aeneid is a Latin epic written by Virgil in the 1st century BC that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy,…

Cratylus

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Plato


Cratylus (ΚΡΑΤΥΛΟΣ) discusses whether things have names by mere convention or have true names which can only be correctly applied to the obj…

Topics

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Aristotle


The Topics is is the fifth of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon ("Instrument"). The Topic…

Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans Vol. 4

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Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus


Parallel Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral …

On the Nature of Things (Leonard translation)

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Titus Lucretius Carus


On the Nature of Things, written in the first century BCE by Titus Lucretius Carus, is one of the principle expositions on Epicurean philoso…

Agricola

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Publius Cornelius Tacitus


The Agricola (Latin: De vita et moribus Iulii Agricolae, lit. On the life and character of Julius Agricola) is a book by the Roman historian…

Four Discourses Against The Arians

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Athanasius of Alexandria


In spite of Nicea's condemnation of Arius in 325, Arianism was far from dead. For decades after Nicea, political intrigue and personality cl…

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…

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