Top 87 Ancient works in the Loeb Classical Library

Of the some 450 volumes in the Loeb series, here are the most widely read!

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Persians. Seven against Thebes. The suppliants. Prometheus bound
Aeschylus
Four unconnected but unforgettable plays from ancient Athens' first great tragedian. Aeschylus (ca. 525-456 BC), the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art forms, witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens, fought against the Persians at...
The Oresteia : Agamemnon, Libation-bearers, Eumenides
Aeschylus
The tragic cycle of justice. Aeschylus (ca. 525-456 BC), the dramatist who made Athenian tragedy one of the world's great art forms, witnessed the establishment of democracy at Athens, fought against the Persians at Marathon and probably also at Salamis, and had one of his...
Argonautica
Apollonius, Rhodius.
The Greek epic account of the quest for the golden fleece. Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica, composed in the 3rd century BC, is the epic retelling of Jason's quest for the golden fleece. Along with his contemporaries Callimachus and Theocritus, Apollonius refashioned...
Metamorphoses (The Golden Ass), Volume I
Apuleius
A beguiling tale of mistaken transformation. In the Metamorphoses of Apuleius, also known as The Golden Ass, we have the only Latin novel which survives entire. It is truly enchanting: a delightful romance combining realism and magic. The hero,...
Acharnians, Clouds, Knights, Wasps
Aristophanes
Frogs Assemblywomen ; Wealth
Aristophanes
The master of Old Comedy. Aristophanes of Athens, one of the world's greatest comic dramatists, has been admired since antiquity for his iridescent wit and beguiling fantasy, exuberant language, and brilliant satire of the social, intellectual, and political life of Athens at...
Acharnians Knights
Aristophanes
The master of Old Comedy. Aristophanes of Athens, one of the world's greatest comic dramatists, has been admired since antiquity for his iridescent wit and beguiling fantasy, exuberant language, and brilliant satire of the social, intellectual, and political life of Athens at...
Aristophanes
Aristophanes.
The master of Old Comedy. Aristophanes of Athens, one of the world's greatest comic dramatists, has been admired since antiquity for his iridescent wit and beguiling fantasy, exuberant language, and brilliant satire of the social, intellectual, and political life of Athens at...
The categories ; On interpretation
Aristotle.
The philosopher's toolkit. Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BC, was the son of a physician. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367-347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former...
Art of rhetoric
Aristotle
Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE, was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367-47); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia...
The Athenian constitution ; The Eudemian ethics ; On virtues and vices
Aristotle.
Government of state and self. Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BC, was the son of a physician. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367-347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former...
Nicomachean ethics
Aristotle
Antiquity's most influential account of life's Supreme Good. Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BC, was the son of a physician. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367-347); subsequently he spent three...
On the heavens
Aristotle
Peripatetic cosmology. Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BC, was the son of a physician. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367-347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil in...
Poetics
Aristotle
Classic criticism. This volume brings together the three most influential ancient Greek treatises on literature. Aristotle's Poetics contains his treatment of Greek tragedy: its history, nature, and conventions, with details on poetic diction. Stephen...
Politics
Aristotle
The natural state of mankind. Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BC, was the son of a physician. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367-347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former...
Alexandrian war African war ; Spanish war
Caesar, Julius
Arrivals, inspections, victories. In this volume are three works concerning the campaigns engaged in by the great Roman statesman Julius Caesar (100-44 BC), but not written by him. The Alexandrian War, which deals with troubles elsewhere also, may have been written by...
Civil war
Caesar, Julius
The struggle that ended the Roman Republic. Caesar (C. Iulius, 102-44 BC), statesman and soldier, defied the dictator Sulla; served in the Mithridatic wars and in Spain; entered Roman politics as a "democrat" against the senatorial government; was the real leader of the...
The Gallic war
Caesar, Julius
The conquest that begot the Roman Empire. Caesar (C. Iulius, 102-44 BC), statesman and soldier, defied the dictator Sulla; served in the Mithridatic wars and in Spain; entered Roman politics as a "democrat" against the senatorial government; was the real leader of the...
Cato
Cato, Marcus Porcius
Ancient Rome's original archconservative. M. Porcius Cato (234-149 BC), one of the best-known figures of the middle Roman Republic, remains legendary for his political and military career, especially his staunch opposition to Carthage; his modest way of life; his integrity of...
On agriculture
Cato, Marcus Porcius
Cultivated farming advice. Cato (M. Porcius Cato) the elder (234-149 BC) of Tusculum, statesman and soldier, was the first important writer in Latin prose. His speeches, works on jurisprudence and the art of war, his precepts to his son on various subjects, and his great...
Catullus
Catullus, Gaius Valerius
Polymetric gems, wistful elegies, and a lover's prayer. Catullus (Gaius Valerius, 84-54 BC), of Verona, went early to Rome, where he associated not only with other literary men from Cisalpine Gaul but also with Cicero and Hortensius. His surviving poems consist of nearly sixty...
Brutus Orator
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
The statesman on the history and practice of Roman oratory. Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106-43 BC), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era that saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius...
De finibus bonorum et malorum
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
The philosopher-statesman on Epicureanism, Stoicism, and the Old Academy. Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106-43 BC), Roman lawyer, orator, politician, and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era that saw the rise, dictatorship, and...
De inventione. De optimo genere oratorum. Topica
Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
Three rhetorical treatises. Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106-43 BC), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era that saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic....
De Officiis
Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
The ethics of a statesman. Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106-43 BC), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era that saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In...
Rhetorica ad Herennium
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Spurious composition. Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106-43 BC), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era that saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his...
Letters to Quintus and Brutus ; Letter fragments ; Letter to Octavian ; Invectives ; Handbook of electioneering
Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
Private correspondence and dubious disquisitions. Cicero had an affectionate relationship with his only brother, Quintus, down to the closing years of their lives. The letters from Cicero to him in this collection offer an intimate look at their world. Cicero's close...
De natura deorum ; Academica
Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
The philosopher-statesman on theology and epistemology. Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106-43 BC), Roman lawyer, orator, politician, and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era that saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius...
De re publica De legibus
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
The statesman on statecraft. Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106-43 BC), Roman lawyer, orator, politician, and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era that saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic....
De senectute ; De amicitia ; De divinatione
Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
Three late dialogues. Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106-43 BC), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era that saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his...
Tusculan disputations
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Philosophical dialogues of a grieving statesman. Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106-43 BC), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era that saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a...
Bacchae Iphigenia at Aulis ; Rhesus
Euripides
Three plays by ancient Greece's third great tragedian. One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. The new Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays is in six volumes....
Children of Heracles Hippolytus ; Andromache ; Hecuba
Euripides
Four plays by ancient Greece's third great tragedian. One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. The new Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays is in six volumes.
Euripides
Euripides.
Three plays by ancient Greece's third great tragedian. One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. The new Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays is in six volumes....
Helen Phoenician women ; Orestes
Euripides
Three plays by ancient Greece's third great tragedian. One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. The new Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays is in six volumes....
Suppliant women Electra ; Heracles
Euripides
Three plays by ancient Greece's third great tragedian. One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. The new Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays is in six volumes....
Trojan women Iphigenia among the Taurians ; Ion
Euripides
Three plays by ancient Greece's third great tragedian. One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. The new Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays is in six volumes....
Hygiene
Galen
Antiquity's most prolific and influential medical writer and practitioner. Galen of Pergamum (129-?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, medical historian, theoretician, and practitioner who wrote forcefully and...
On temperaments ; On non-uniform distemperment ; The soul's traits depend on bodily temperament
Galen
Antiquity's most prolific and influential medical writer and practitioner. Galen of Pergamum (129-?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, medical historian, theoretician, and practitioner who wrote forcefully and...
On the constitution of the art of medicine The art of medicine ; A method of medicine to Glaucon
Galen
Antiquity's most prolific and influential medical writer and practitioner. Galen of Pergamum (129-?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, and medical historian, a theoretician and practitioner, who wrote forcefully and...
Method of medicine
Galen
Antiquity's most prolific and influential medical writer and practitioner. Galen of Pergamum (129-?199/216), physician to the court of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was a philosopher, scientist, and medical historian, a theoretician and practitioner, who wrote forcefully and...
Greek elegiac poetry From the seventh to the fifth centuries BC
Gerber, Douglas E.
Noble verse. The Greek poetry of the archaic period that we call elegy was composed primarily for banquets and convivial gatherings. Its subject matter consists of almost any topic, excluding only the scurrilous and obscene. In this completely new Loeb Classical Library...
Greek iambic poetry From the seventh to the fifth centuries BC
Gerber, Douglas E.
Scurrilous verse. The poetry of the archaic period that the Greeks called iambic is characterized by scornful criticism of friend and foe and by sexual license. The purpose of these poems is unclear, but they seem to have some connection with cult songs used in religious...
Hesiod
Hesiod
Antiquity's original didactic poet. Hesiod describes himself as a Boeotian shepherd who heard the Muses call upon him to sing about the gods. His exact dates are unknown, but he has often been considered a younger contemporary of Homer. The first volume of this...
Hippocrates
Hippocrates
The definitive English edition of the "Father of Medicine." This is the first volume in the Loeb Classical Library's complete edition of Hippocrates' invaluable texts, which provide essential information about the practice of medicine in antiquity and about Greek theories...
Iliad, Volume I
Homer
The epic tale of wrath and redemption. Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Homer's stirring heroic account of the Trojan war and its passions. The eloquent and dramatic epic poem captures the terrible anger of Achilles, "the best of the Achaeans," over a grave...
The Odyssey
Homer.
The hero's journey home from war. Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of the resplendent epic tale of Odysseus' long journey home from the Trojan War and the legendary temptations, delays, and perils he faced at every turn. Homer's classic poem features Odysseus'...
Odes and epodes
Horace
Monumental verse. The poetry of Horace (born 65 BC) is richly varied, its focus moving between public and private concerns, urban and rural settings, Stoic and Epicurean thought. The Loeb Classical Library edition of the great Roman poet's Odes and Epodes boasts...
Satires Epistles ; The art of poetry
Horace
Artful hexameters. Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65-8 BC) was born at Venusia, son of a freedman clerk who had him well educated at Rome and Athens. Horace supported the ill-fated killers of Caesar, lost his property, became a secretary in the Treasury, and began to write...
Juvenal and Persius
Juvenal
Mordant verse satire. The bite and wit of two of antiquity's best satirists are captured in this Loeb Classical Library edition. Persius (AD 34-62) and Juvenal (writing about sixty years later) were heirs to the style of Latin verse satire developed by Lucilius...
Early Greek Philosophy, Volume I: Introductory and Reference Materials
Laks, André
A major new edition of the so-called Presocratics. The fragments and testimonia of the early Greek philosophers (often labeled the 'Presocratics') have always been not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and ancient philosophy but also a...
History of Rome
Livy
Rome, from the beginning. Livy (Titus Livius), the great Roman historian, was born at Patavium (Padua) in 64 or 59 BC, where after years in Rome he died in AD 12 or 17. Livy's history, composed as the imperial autocracy of Augustus was replacing the republican system that had...
The civil war
Lucan
Epic history. Lucan (M. Annaeus Lucanus, AD 39-65), son of wealthy M. Annaeus Mela and nephew of Seneca, was born at Corduba (Cordova) in Spain and was brought as a baby to Rome. In AD 60 at a festival in Emperor Nero's honor Lucan praised him in a panegyric and was promoted...
On the nature of things
Lucretius Carus, Titus
Atomic atheism in verse. Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus) lived ca. 99-ca. 55 BC, but the details of his career are unknown. He is the author of the great didactic poem in hexameters, De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). In six books compounded of solid...
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome
Stoic musings of a philosopher-emperor at war. Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180), Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher, born at Rome, received training under his guardian and uncle emperor Antoninus Pius (reigned 138-161), who adopted him. He was converted to Stoicism and...
Martial Epigrams
Martial.
Poetic concision in abundance. It was to celebrate the opening of the Roman Colosseum in AD 80 that Martial published his first book of poems, "On the Spectacles." Written with satiric wit and a talent for the memorable phrase, the poems in this collection record the broad...
Ars Rhetorica
Menander, of Laodicea
How to write a speech in ancient Greek. This volume contains three rhetorical treatises dating probably from the reign of Diocletian (AD 285-312) that provide instruction on how to compose epideictic (display) speeches for a wide variety of occasions both public and private....
Art of love Cosmetics ; Remedies for love ; Ibis ; Walnut-tree ; Sea fishing ; Consolation
Ovid
Seductive verse. Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BC-AD 17), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus by his Ars...
Fasti
Ovid
The Roman book of days. Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BC-AD 17), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus by his...
Heroides Amores
Ovid
Two early works by the consummate Latin love poet. Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BC-AD 17), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended...
Tristia Ex ponto
Ovid
The poet in exile. Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BC-AD 17), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus by his Ars...
The Greek anthology
Paton, W. R.
A gathering of poetic blossoms. The Greek Anthology contains some 4,500 short Greek poems in the sparkling and diverse genre of epigram, written by more than a hundred poets and collected over many centuries. To the original collection, called the Garland (...
Lives of the sophists
Philostratus, the Athenian
Two sophists on the history of sophistry. Flavius Philostratus, known as "the Elder" or "the Athenian," was born to a distinguished family with close ties to Lesbos in the later second century, and died around the middle of the third. A sophist who studied at Athens and later...
Olympian Odes. Pythian Odes
Pindar
The preeminent lyric poet of ancient Greece. Of the Greek lyric poets, Pindar (ca. 518-438 BC) was "by far the greatest for the magnificence of his inspiration" in Quintilian's view; Horace judged him "sure to win Apollo's laurels." The esteem of the ancients may help explain...
Charmides Alcibiades I and II ; Hipparchus ; The lovers ; Theages ; Minos ; Epinomis
Plato
Mostly doubtful dialogues. Plato, the great philosopher of Athens, was born in 427 BC. In early manhood an admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time...
Cratylus Parmenides ; Greater Hippias ; Lesser Hippias
Plato
On names, forms, beauty, and lies. Plato, the great philosopher of Athens, was born in 427 BC. In early manhood an admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for...
Euthyphro Apology ; Crito ; Phaedo
Plato
The fundamental tetralogy on Socrates' final days. Plato of Athens, who laid the foundations of the Western philosophical tradition and in range and depth ranks among its greatest practitioners, was born to a prosperous and politically active family circa 427 BC. In early life...
Lysis ; Symposium ; Phaedrus
Plato
Platonic forms of love. Plato of Athens, who laid the foundations of the Western philosophical tradition and in range and depth ranks among its greatest practitioners, was born to a prosperous and politically active family circa 427 BC. In early life an admirer of Socrates,...
Statesman Philebus ; Ion
Plato
On politics, pleasure, and poetry. Plato, the great philosopher of Athens, was born in 427 BC. In early manhood an admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for...
Theaetetus Sophist
Plato
An epistemological diptych. Plato, the great philosopher of Athens, was born in 427 BC. In early manhood an admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time...
Timaeus Critias ; Cleitophon ; Menexenus ; Epistles
Plato
On the creation of the world, and the destruction of Atlantis. Plato, the great philosopher of Athens, was born in 427 BC. In early manhood an admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is...
Natural History, Volume I: Books 1-2
Pliny
An unrivaled compendium of ancient Roman knowledge. Pliny the Elder, Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23-79), a Roman of equestrian rank of Transpadane Gaul (N. Italy), was uncle of Pliny the letter writer. He pursued a career partly military in Germany, partly administrative in...
Lives, Volume I
Plutarch
Comparative biographies of distinguished Greeks and Romans. Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. AD 45-120, was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given consular rank by the emperor...
The Histories, Volume I
Polybius
Hellenistic history. The historian Polybius (ca. 200-118 BC) was born into a leading family of Megalopolis in the Peloponnese (Morea) and served the Achaean League in arms and diplomacy for many years, favoring alliance with Rome. From 168 to 151 he was held hostage in Rome,...
Tetrabiblos
Ptolemy
Classic astrology. The Tetrabiblos of the famous astronomer and geographer Claudius Ptolemaeus (ca. AD 100-178) of Egypt consists of four books, the title given in some manuscripts meaning "Mathematical Treatise in Four Books," in others "The Prognostics addressed to...
The major declamations
Quintilian
Mock trial--Roman style. The Major Declamations stand out for their unique contribution to our understanding of the final stage in Greco-Roman rhetorical training. These exercises, in which students learned how to compose and deliver speeches on behalf of either the...
The Orator's Education, Volume I: Books 1-2
Quintilian
A central work in the history of rhetoric. Quintilian, born in Spain about AD 35, became a widely known and highly successful teacher of rhetoric in Rome. The Orator's Education (Institutio Oratoria), a comprehensive training program in twelve books, draws on his...
Tragedies
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Spectacular verse drama. Seneca is a figure of first importance in both Roman politics and literature: a leading adviser to Nero who attempted to restrain the emperor's megalomania; a prolific moral philosopher; and the author of verse tragedies that strongly influenced...
Natural Questions. Volume I
Warmington, E. H.
Following nature in pursuit of ethics. Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, born at Corduba (Cordova) ca. 4 BC, of a prominent and wealthy family, spent an ailing childhood and youth at Rome in an aunt's care. He became famous in rhetoric, philosophy, money-making, and imperial service....
Ajax. Electra. Oedipus Tyrannus
Sophocles
Ancient Athens' most successful tragedian. Sophocles (497/6-406 BC), with Aeschylus and Euripides, was one of the three great tragic poets of Athens, and is considered one of the world's greatest poets. The subjects of his plays were drawn from mythology and legend. Each play...
Suetonius
Suetonius
Antiquity's imperial biographer par excellence. Suetonius (C. Suetonius Tranquillus, born ca. AD 70), son of a military tribune, was at first an advocate and a teacher of rhetoric, but later became the emperor Hadrian's private secretary, 119-121. He dedicated to C....
Tacitus, in five volumes
Tacitus, Cornelius.
The paramount historian of the early Roman empire. Tacitus (Cornelius), famous Roman historian, was born in AD 55, 56 or 57 and lived to about 120. He became an orator, married in 77 a daughter of Julius Agricola before Agricola went to Britain, was quaestor in 81 or 82, a...
The Woman of Andros. The Self-Tormentor. The Eunuch
Terence
The Roman comic playwright "whose every word delights." Terence brought to the Roman stage a bright comic voice and a refined sense of style. His six comedies--first produced in the half dozen years before his premature death in 159 BC--imaginatively reformulated in Latin...
Apology ; De spectaculis
Tertullian
Austere apologetics. Q. Septimus Florens Tertullianus (ca. AD 150-222) was born a soldier's son at Carthage, educated in Greek and Roman literature, philosophy, and medicine, and later studied law to became a pleader, remaining a clever and often tortuous arguer. At Rome he...
Argonautica
Valerius Flaccus, Gaius
The Roman epic retelling of the quest for the golden fleece. Valerius Flaccus, Gaius, Latin poet who flourished in the period ca. AD 70-90, composed in smooth and sometimes obscure style an incomplete epic Argonautica in eight books, on the auest for the golden fleece....
Virgil
Virgil.
"The classic of all Europe." --T. S. Eliot Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) was born in 70 BC near Mantua and was educated at Cremona, Milan, and Rome. Slow in speech, shy in manner, thoughtful in mind, weak in health, he went back north for a quiet life. Influenced by the...
Anabasis
Xenophon
Greek mercenaries on the march. Xenophon (ca. 430 to ca. 354 BC) was a wealthy Athenian and friend of Socrates. He left Athens in 401 and joined an expedition including ten thousand Greeks led by the Persian governor Cyrus against the Persian king. After the defeat of Cyrus,...

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