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The Apology of Socrates (version 3)

Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit


Plato


Plato's account of Socrates' defense at his trial for "corrupting the youth" is a classic summation of his teacher's life and miss…

Vol 1 Bk 1 Ch 01-09

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 …

Book 09, chapters 01-08

In Confessions (Outler translation)

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St. Augustine of Hippo and 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…

26 - Book 4 Chapter 2 - At His Father's

In The Brothers Karamazov

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky


The Brothers Karamazov (Russian: Братья Карамазовы) is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, and is generally considered …

Mischief

In David Copperfield

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Charles Dickens


"David Copperfield" or "The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blun…

Book 3, Chapter 25: The Games

In Adam Bede

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George Eliot


Adam Bede, the first novel written by George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans), was published in 1859. It was published pseudonymously,…

22 - The Future Punishment of the Wicked, pt 1

In Select Sermons

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Jonathan Edwards


Jonathan Edwards was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. Edwards "is widely ac…

Discourse I: Upon Former English Translations of Tacitus

In The Works of Tacitus, Vol. I

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Tacitus, ed. Thomas Gordon and Publius Cornelius Tacitus


The historical works of Tacitus are a history of the period from A.D. 14 to 96 in thirty volumes. Although many of the works were lost (only…

Ecloga 9

In Eclogae (dramatic reading)

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Publius Vergilius Maro and 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 …

Chapter 36

In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (version 3)

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Mark Twain


The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River, and its sober and often scathing look at en…