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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 …

Mary's Childhood

In Mary Queen of Scots

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Jacob Abbott


There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels…

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 …

Chapters 11-12

In Bible (KJV) NT 03: Luke

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King James Version


The Gospel of Luke is the most literary of the four gospels which recount the life and work of Jesus Christ. Although anonymous, the book is…

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…

Chapter 8

In The Meditations

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Marcus Aurelius


Marcus Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. The…

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…

Richard II - Bishop of Ely's Objection (Act IV, Scene I)

In Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 09

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William Shakespeare


LibriVox readers present the ninth collection of monologues from Shakespeare’s plays. Containing 20 parts. William Shakespeare (April 26, 15…

00 - Dedication

In Devotions upon Emergent Occasions

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John Donne


Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English writer John Donne. It is a series of reflections that were written as …