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  • Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens: A History of Ancient Greece

    By Robin Waterfield

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780190234300
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: February 2018
  • Essays

    By Plutarch

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140445640
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: April 1993
    Born at the very heart of Greece—between Athens and Apollo's shrine at Delphi—in the mid-40s of the first century CE, Plutarch combined an intense love of his locality and family with a cosmopolitan outlook that embraced the whole Roman Empire. His encyclopaedic writings form a treasure trove of ancient wisdom, yet his strong religious feelings and deeply humanist temperament give them all a compelling and individual voice. Whether he is offering abstract speculation or practical ethics, fresh and arresting reflections on anger and flattery, military versus intellectual glory or the reasoning powers of animals, Plutarch's charm and personality constantly shine through. Above all, concludes Kidd, his essays remain magnificently readable, works that 'can still entertain, instruct, stimulate and educate us and also introduce us to one of the most attractive characters in classical literature'.
  • Gorgias

    By Plato

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199540327
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: June 2008
    One of Plato's most widely read dialogues, Gorgias treats the temptations of worldly success and the rewards of the genuinely moral life. Appealing to philosophers as a classic text of moral philosophy--and to everyone for its vividness, clarity, and occassional bitter humor--this new translation is accompanied by explanatory notes and an illuminating and accessible introduction.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
  • Greek Myths: Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold

    By Robin Waterfield

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781435132429
    • Publisher: Metro Books
    • Published: January 2011
  • Meno and Other Dialogues (Oxford World's Classics)

    By Plato

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199555666
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: August 2009
    In these four dialogues, Charmides, Laches, Lysis, and Meno, Plato considers virtue and its definition. The first three investigate the specific virtues of self-control, courage, and friendship; the later Meno discusses the concept of virtue as a whole, and whether it is something that can be taught. In the conversations between Socrates and his interlocutors, moral concepts are debated and shown to be more complex than at first appears, until all the participants in the conversations are reduced to bafflement. The introduction to this edition explains the course of the four dialogues and examines the importance of Socrates’ questions and arguments. Select Bibliography, Explanatory Notes, Textual Notes, Bibliography, Index of Names. 190p.
  • Republic

    By Plato

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199535767
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: May 2008
    A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character.
  • Roman Lives: A Selection of Eight Lives (Oxford World's Classics)

    By Plutarch

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199537389
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: 2008
  • Statesman

    By Plato

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521447782
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: April 1995
    The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. It continues themes from the Republic, particularly the importance of knowledge as entitlement to rule. But there are also changes: Plato has altered his view of the moral psychology of the citizen, and revised his position on the role of law and institutions. This new translation makes accessible the dialogue to students of political thought and the introduction outlines the philosophical and historical backgrounds.
  • Statesman

    By Plato

    Our Price: $93.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521442626
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: March 1995
  • Symposium

    By Plato

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199540198
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: January 2009
    In his celebrated masterpiece, Symposium, Plato imagines a high-society dinner-party in Athens in 416 BC. The guests--including the comic poet Aristophanes and Plato's mentor Socrates--each deliver a short speech in praise of love. The sequence of dazzling speeches culminates in Socrates' famous account of the views of Diotima, a prophetess who taught him that love is our means of trying to attain goodness, and a brilliant sketch of Socrates himself by a drunken Alcibiades, the most popular and notorious Athenian of the time. Engaging the reader on every page, this new translation conveys the power, humor, and pathos of Plato's creation and is complemented by full explanatory notes and an illuminating introduction.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
  • The Expedition of Cyrus

    By Xenophon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199555987
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: November 2009
  • The Histories

    By Herodotus

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199535668
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: May 2008
    "The father of history," as Cicero called him, and a writer possessed of remarkable narrative gifts, enormous scope, and considerable charm, Herodotus has always been beloved by readers well-versed in the classics. Compelled by his desire to "prevent the traces of human events from being erased by time," Herotodus recounts the incidents preceding and following the Persian Wars. He gives us much more than military history, though, providing the fullest portrait of the classical world of the 5th and 6th centuries. Translated by Robin Waterfield, a distinguished translator whose version of Plato's Republic has been described as `the best available', this readable new translation is supplemented with expansive notes to help the reader appreciate the book in depth.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
  • The Histories

    By Herodotus

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192824257
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 1998
    Herodotus is not only the 'father of history', but also the father of ethnography; as well charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity prompts frequent digressions on the cultures of the people he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate, he also entertains with delightful tales of one-eyed men and gold-digging ants. Addenda. Illus., maps. 772p.
  • Theology of Arithmetic

    By Iamblichus

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780933999725
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: November 1988
  • Xenophon's Retreat: Greece, Persia, and the End of the Golden Age

    By Robin Waterfield

    Our Price: $24.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674030732
    • Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    • Published: February 2009
    In The Expedition of Cyrus, the Western world's first eyewitness account of a military campaign, Xenophon told how, in 401 B.C., a band of unruly Greek mercenaries traveled east to fight for the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger in his attempt to wrest the throne of the mighty Persian empire from his brother. With this first masterpiece of Western military history forming the backbone of his book, Robin Waterfield explores what remains unsaid and assumed in Xenophon's account—much about the gruesome nature of ancient battle and logistics, the lives of Greek and Persian soldiers, and questions of historical, political, and personal context, motivation, and conflicting agendas. The result is a rounded version of the story of Cyrus's ill-fated march and the Greeks' perilous retreat--a nuanced and dramatic perspective on a critical moment in history that may tell us as much about our present-day adventures in the Middle East, site of Cyrus's debacle and the last act of the Golden Age, as it does about the great powers of antiquity in a volatile period of transition.Just as Xenophon brought the thrilling, appalling expedition to life, Waterfield evokes Xenophon himself as a man of his times—reflecting for all time invaluable truths about warfare, overweaning ambition, the pitfalls of power, and the march of history.

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