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The Dionysian Artificers, Score Dart

By: H. Joseph Da Costa

Description: This essay, published in 1820, was an attempt to prove that modern Freemasonry derived from ancient Greek philosophical and religious ideas. Hippolyto da Costa (1774-1823), was a Brazilian journalist, author, Freemason and world traveller. He

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Gorgias, Score Plato Gorgias

By: Plato

Description: One of the middle or transitional dialogues of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, Gorgias is one of his more important writings. Plato contrasts the rhetorician and the philosopher, whose differing specialties are persuasion and refutatio

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The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

By: Padraci Colum

Description: HOW TELEMACHUS THE SON OF ODYSSEUS WAS MOVED TO GO ON A VOYAGE IN SEARCH OF HIS FATHER AND HOW HE HEARD FROM MENELAUS AND HELEN THE TALE OF TROY This is the story of Odysseus, the most renowned of all the heroes the Greek poets have told us of—of Odysseus, his wars and his wanderings. And this story of Odysseus begins with his son, the youth who was called Telemachus. It was when Telemachus was a child of a month old that a messenger came from Agamemnon, the...

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The Epistles of Apollonius of Tyana, Score Eoa

By: Apollonius

Description: You should try to be poor as an individual, but to be rich as a member of humanity.--Apollonius, Epistle XXII. Think globally, act locally; Apollonius of Tyana was called, even in his day, a 'citizen of the world.' Befitting this, he seemed t

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 5

By: Edward Gibbon

Description: Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are directly taken from what few relevant records were available: those of the Roman moralists of the 4th and 5th centuries.

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Heracles

By: Euripides

Description: Euripides (480 BC-406 BC) is revered as one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, along with Aeschylus and Sophocles, and produced the largest body of extant work by any ancient playwright. These three provided the canon of Greek tragedy and thereby lay the foundation of Western theatre. Euripides' works are characterized by their moral ambiguity, plots of intrigue, and a separate character (usually a deity) who introduces the play with an expla...

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Myths of Crete & Pre-hellenic Europe, Score Moc

By: Donald A. MacKenzie

Description: When I first saw learned of the existence of this book, I was a little suprised, since very little concrete information is available on this topic, and even less was known in 1917. However, to paraphrase a recent President of the United State

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The Mimes of the Courtesans Lucian, Score Luc Motc

By: A. L. H.

Description: Living at the height of the Roman Empire, the audience Lucian wrote for was hardly shocked by these short dialogues of the Greek hetaerae. However, two millenia of ensuing prudery made it impossible to acknowledge this part of the Lucian corp

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Hymn to Demeter, Score Demeter

By: Hugh G. Evelyn-white

Description: This Homeric Hymn, composed in approximately the seventh century BCE, served for centuries thereafter as the canonical hymn of the Eleusinian Mysteries. The text below was translated from the Greek by Hugh G. Evelyn-White and first published

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Oedipus at Colonus, Score Soph Colonus

By: Sophocles

Description: Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than those of Euripides. According to the Suda, a 10th century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote

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Meno, Score Plato Meno

By: Plato

Description: This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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Fragments of the Lost Writings of Proclus, Score Flwp

By: Thomas Taylor

Description: The Trojan Women of Euripides By Euripides The Trojan Women, also known as Troades, is a tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides. Produced in 415 BC during the Peloponnesian War, it is often considered a commentary on the capture of the Aeg

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The Persians

By: Aeschylus

Description: Before the Council-Hall of the Persian Kings at Susa. The tomb of Darius the Great is visible. The time is 480 B.C., shortly after the battle of Salamis. The play opens with the CHORUS OF PERSIAN ELDERS singing its first choral lyric.

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Statesman, Score Plato Statesma

By: Plato

Description: SOCRATES: I owe you many thanks, indeed, Theodorus, for the acquaintance both of Theaetetus and of the Stranger. THEODORUS: And in a little while, Socrates, you will owe me three times as many, when they have completed for you the delineati

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Homerica, the Battle of Frogs and Mice

By: Hugh G. Evelyn-white

Description: Hesiod (Hesiodus), an epic poet apparently of the eighth century BC, was born in Asia Minor but moved to Boeotia in central Greece. He was regarded by later Greeks as a contemporary of Homer. Three works survive under Hesiod's name: (1) Works and Days, addressed to his brother. In it he gives us the allegories of the two Strifes, and the myth of Pandora; stresses that every man must work; describes the accepted Five Ages of the world; delivers moral advice;...

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 6

By: Edward Gibbon

Description: Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are directly taken from what few relevant records were available: those of the Roman moralists of the 4th and 5th centuries.

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The Bacchantes, Score Eurip Bacchan

By: Euripides

Description: The Alcestis of Euripides By Euripides Alcestis is an Athenian tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides. It was first produced at the City Dionysia festival in 438 BCE. Euripides presented it as the final part of a tetralogy of uncon

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Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology, Score Mog

By: Martin P. Nilsson

Description: This is a study of the origins of classical Greek mythology in the Mycenaean era, which preceded the era of Homer, Hesiod and the dramatists by several hundred years, separated by a dark age. In the 19th century, the 'Comparative' school expl

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The Sayricon of Petronius, Score Petro Satyr

By: Gaius Petronius

Description: This English translation of the Satyricon has been cross linked at the verse level with the adjoining Latin version. Note that there is no Latin version of Chapter Two of the English translation.

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Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism, Score Orrp

By: Franz Cumont

Description: This is a very detailed review of what is known about the eastern religions which were absorbed into Roman Paganism during the late Republic and Imperial periods. Cumont, who also wrote The Mysteries of Mithra was a Belgian scholar who specia

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