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The Twelve Caesars
4.03
No words. Each and every member of that "family" and ahherm non family who acquired that infamous title ceasar is such a massive wrecking case of extr ...more
Nov 15, 2010
Nov 17, 2010
 
On the Good Life
3.94
One of the main issues that I think atheists have to contend with is the question "if there is no god, why be moral?" or to say that morality cannot e ...more
Jun 02, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
Antigone
3.53
This was of course some of the most fluid and beautiful writing I have come across in a long time. I have wanted to read this play for years and final ...more
Mar 26, 2011
May 11, 2009
 
The Nature of the Gods
3.83
I devoured this book. Behe you fool! You can come up with no greater argument than Cicero's own watchmaker hypothesis? Idiot. The same so called "Reas ...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
 
Gorgias
3.86
I throw my token in with Callicles when he said
"By the gods, Chaerephon, I too have been present at many discussions, but I don't believe that any has
...more
May 30, 2011
May 17, 2011
 
Letters from a Stoic
4.27
Seneca you wastrel! To teach of stoicism while living in such opulence. Eh-gads! Fabulous writing, I think I blushed unbeckoned during the blushing sc ...more
Aug 14, 2012
Oct 22, 2011
 
The Histories
3.95
It took me awhile to get through this one, as there was just so much research that needed to accompany it to find out where and what was always being ...more
Apr 15, 2012
May 11, 2009
 
On Sparta
4.07
This book was freaking amazing!!! You not only get the lives of Lycurgus, Agis, and Cleomenes some of the most amazing Spartans of all times (of cours ...more
Jun 02, 2011
Jun 02, 2011
 
Phaedo
4.01
Thank goodness Plato idealized Socrates so much otherwise so much about him would have been lost. I kind of put off reading this one because I knew th ...more
Mar 27, 2011
May 11, 2009
 
Enuma Elish: The Seven Tablets of the History of Creation
3.74
The edition I had included a few other tablets (such as the great deluge and some hymns to Istar) that were very interesting. The creation story itsel ...more
Mar 27, 2012
Oct 24, 2010
 
Prometheus Bound and Other Plays
4.05
As theater goes I have read nothing of higher caliber than this. Prometheus Bound especially stirs great emotion in the reader and would be amazing to ...more
Jun 02, 2011
May 18, 2011
 
The Persian Expedition
4.06
Did anyone else think that the parallel between the story of the soldiers getting honey in on their journey that they had to eat for days until it was ...more
Jun 05, 2011
May 25, 2011
 
The Complete Poems
4.10
What a sensual, torrid, and beautifully composed set of work is this? I am speechless. Catullus your words are like silk. Your stories and musings on ...more
Apr 02, 2011
Jul 27, 2009
 
The Oresteia
3.97
Such beautiful writing. This makes me heart both happy and sad. The chorus is haunting, the scenes are moving and full of feeling. Everything about it ...more
Apr 20, 2011
Nov 21, 2010
 
Phaedrus
3.90
Curious about what the great Socrates may have said about Love? Guess what! This is the dialogues for you! Also he covers what he terms the sciences ( ...more
Jul 14, 2011
May 18, 2011
 
Orlando Furioso
3.94
This book is so intricately woven. It really is one of those classics that so many other stories draw from. The characters are fabulous and the storie ...more
May 11, 2009
May 11, 2009
 
The Bhagavad Gita
4.06
All this book made me want to do was read the whole Mahabharata. For what is one set of texts in a whole story of interesting characters and events? I ...more
Oct 28, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
 
Parzival
3.80
I like Medieval legends. I think this time period is fascinating. I think the writing was perhaps not my favorite though. The story was good but I thi ...more
Apr 27, 2011
Dec 04, 2010
 
Works: The Jewish War, Books I-II (Loeb Classical Library)
4.41
The final four pages blew me away. If you don't read this book see if you can download a copy of the ending at least. It was by far the most heartfelt ...more
Mar 2012
May 18, 2011
 
Conversations of Socrates
3.97
Ok so Xenophon is no Plato we all know that. I would have still loved this collection anyway though just for the dinner party alone! Who knew Socrates ...more
Aug 07, 2012
Aug 06, 2012
 
Plutarch's Lives Volume One (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
4.05
Volume one has a vast collection of hero's of ancient Greece and Rome from Theseus to Pericles and Romulus himself. You get a good feel for the lives ...more
Aug 09, 2011
May 17, 2011
 
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings
4.53
I really liked this book don't get me wrong but I am not sure if I got the best English translation? I have the deluxe penguin extended edition. It wa ...more
Mar 2012
Aug 14, 2010
 
Protagoras and Meno
3.90
Socrates's approach to Protagoras was much more round about than he dealings with Meno. I preferred Protagoras, but felt that there was much to get ou ...more
May 22, 2011
May 17, 2011
 
Agesilaus
3.75
It's a short, and almost sappily sweet tribute to Agesilaus by Xenophon. He has literally next to nothing bad to say about this man. It reads as if re ...more
Dec 31, 2011
Dec 31, 2011
 
Four Plays: The Clouds/The Birds/Lysistrata/The Frogs
4.04
Did anyone else feel like these plays were really all over the place? I mean Cloudcuckoland? A bunch of women who withhold sex in an effort to take th ...more
Jun 04, 2011
May 11, 2009
 
Eirik the Red and Other Icelandic Sagas (World's Classics)
3.98
I was not impressed with the translator. Of course since this was the only translation I was able to find, its hard to say if its entirely the transla ...more
Nov 13, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
Guide to Greece: Central Greece (Guide to Greece, #1)
4.08
How fun was this! If you ever wanted a chance at exploring ancient Greece city by city as observed in its own time this is it! In addition you get a a ...more
Feb 10, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
 
The History of Rome, Books XXI-XXX: The War With Hannibal
4.10
This was absolutely fantastic! It took me a long time to get through it as I had to look up so many locations, names and events throughout the reading ...more
May 06, 2012
Sep 16, 2011
 
The Conquest of Gaul
3.92
This was of course brilliant but I was surprised to see it was written in the third person. Was this a translation issue or was it actually written th ...more
Aug 2011
Jul 12, 2011
 
The Riverside Chaucer
4.18
This is an amazing edition, my father owns this copy and I am so jealous!
Mar 2012
Mar 01, 2012
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