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This is a thread to collect worthy classics (i.e. pre-medieval) that are free.


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The Story of Troy

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16990

CONTENTS.

PAGE
INTRODUCTION— Homer, the Father of Poetry 7
The Gods and Goddesses 11
I. Troy before the Siege 19
II. The Judgment of Paris 33
III. The League against Troy 46
IV. Beginning of the War 63
V. The Wrath of Achilles 76
VI. The Dream of Agamemnon 92
VII. The Combat between Menelaus and Paris 109
VIII. The First Great Battle 124
IX. The Second Battle—Exploit of Diomede and Ulysses 149
X. The Battle at the Ships—Death of Patroclus 166
XI. End of the Wrath of Achilles—Death of Hector 193
XII. Death of Achilles—Fall and Destruction of Troy 220
XIII. The Greek Chiefs after the War 240



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Story of Aeneas by Michael Clarke

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6003


CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION

I. VERGIL, THE PRINCE OP POETS

II. THE GODS AND GODDESSES

I. THE WOODEN HORSE

II. AENEAS LEAVES TROY—THE HARPIES—PROPHESY OF HELENUS-THE GIANT POLYPHEMUS

III. A GREAT STORM—ARRIVAL IN CARTHAGE

IV. DIDO'S LOVE—THE FUNERAL GAMES—SHIPS BURNED BY THE WOMEN

V. THE SIBYL OF CUMAE—THE GOLDEN BOUGH—IN THE REGIONS OF THE DEAD

VI. AENEAS ARRIVES IN LATIUM—WELCOMED BY KING LATINUS

VII. ALLIANCE WITH EVANDER—VULCAN MAKES ARMS FOR AENEAS—THE FAMOUS SHIELD

VIII. TURNUS ATTACKS THE TROJAN CAMP—NISUS AND EURYALUS

IX. THE COUNCIL OF THE GODS—RETURN OF AENEAS—BATTLE ON THE SHORE—DEATH OF PALLAS

X. FUNERAL OF PALLAS—AENEAS AND TURNUS FIGHT—TURNUS IS SLAIN




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THE SATYRICON OF
PETRONIUS ARBITER


This one is definitely NSFW. It gets more explicit than Ovid; imagine that.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5225

The index isn’t very informative, I’ll post their notes index instead

9 Gladiator obscene

17 Impotence

26 Peepholes in brothels

34 Silver Skeleton

36 Marsyas

40 A pie full of birds

56 Contumelia

116 Life in Rome

116 Legacy hunting

119 Castration

127 Circe’s voice

131 Sputum in charms

131 The “infamous finger"

138 The dildo

The Cordax



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