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Letters of Pliny

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Pliny The Younger


The largest surviving body of Pliny's work is his Epistulae (Letters), a series of personal missives directed to his friends, associates and…

Ch 03: The Lady of the Fountain (Continued)

In The Age of Chivalry

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Thomas Bulfinch


Thomas Bulfinch explains the his work is "an attempt to tell the stories of mythology in such a manner as to make them a source of amus…

Vol 5 - Affairs at Crotona, Ch 125-131

In The Satyricon

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Gaius Petronius Arbiter


Satyricon (or Satyrica) is a Latin work of fiction in a mixture of prose and poetry. It is believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius,…

Chapter LI

In The Golden Bough (Complete)

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Sir James Frazer and James Frazer


The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a wide-ranging comparative study of mythology and religion, written by Scottish anthropol…

Ch 6, pt. 4

In Foxe's Book of Martyrs Vol 1, A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphan…

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John Foxe, William B. Forbush, ed. and John Foxe


The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, is an English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, many of whom had died for their beli…

"Likewise the Bears in Couples Agree"

In The Eustace Diamonds

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Anthony Trollope


Lizzie Greystock, a fortune-hunter who ensnares the sickly, dissipated Sir Florian Eustace, is soon left a very wealthy widow and mother. Wh…

In The Trenches - Read by AJC

In In The Trenches

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Thomas O'Hagan


Dr. O'Hagan writes with a clear eye, a sane mind, and a sensitive heart. While agreeing in the main with Walter de la Mare, that "eve…

Book 06, Part 3

In The Annals Vol 2

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Tacitus - Church/Brodribb and Publius Cornelius Tacitus


The Annals was Tacitus' final work, covering the period from the death of Augustus Caesar in the year 14. He wrote at least 16 books, but bo…

Vol 2 The Treatise of Eusebius, Ch 1-10

In The Life of Apollonius of Tyana

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Philostratus, tr by Conybeare and 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 …