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Author: Christopher Phillips |
Release Date: January 03, 2023
How people around the world grapple with the great questions posed by Socrates.What is virtue? What is moderation? What is justice? What is courage? What is good? What is piety? Socrates thought that understanding the perspectives of others on these...
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ISBN: 9780593676592
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Author: Anthony Everitt and Roddy Ashworth |
Release Date: November 08, 2022
A striking, nuanced biography of Nero—the controversial populist ruler and last of the Caesars—and a vivid portrait of ancient RomeThere are many infamous stories about the Roman emperor Nero: He set fire to Rome and thrummed his lyre as ...
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ISBN: 9780593632918
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Author: Irene Vallejo |
Release Date: October 11, 2022
A rich exploration of the importance of books and libraries in the ancient world that highlights how humanity’s obsession with the printed word has echoed throughout the agesLong before books were mass-produced, scrolls hand copied on reeds&nbs...
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Narrator: Vivienne Leheny
Release Date: January 18, 2022
From the leading scholars behind The Greek Plays, a collection of the best translations of the foremost Greek historians, presenting a sweeping history of ancient Greece as recorded by its first chroniclers“Just the thing to remind us that huma...
Author: Robert Kanigel | Narrator: Richard Poe
Release Date: April 27, 2021
From the acclaimed biographer of Jane Jacobs and Srinivasa Ramanujan comes the first full life and work of arguably the most influential classical scholar of the twentieth century, who overturned long-entrenched notions of ancient epic poetry and enl...
Author: Anthony Everitt | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: August 27, 2019
What can we learn from the stunning rise and mysterious death of the ancient world’s greatest conqueror? An acclaimed biographer reconstructs the life of Alexander the Great in this magisterial revisionist portrait.“[An] infectious sense ...
Author: Mary Beard | Narrator: Mary Beard
Release Date: May 21, 2019
New York Times Bestseller One of the Guardian's "100 Best Books of the 21st Century" — "A modern feminist classic." From the internationally acclaimed classicist and New York Times best-selling author comes this timely manifesto on wom...
Author: Violet Moller | Narrator: Susan Duerden
Release Date: May 14, 2019
“The Map of Knowledge is an endlessly fascinating book, rich in detail, capacious and humane in vision.”—Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAfter the Fall of ...
Author: Simon Critchley | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: April 16, 2019
From the moderator of The New York Times philosophy blog "The Stone," a book that argues that if we want to understand ourselves we have to go back to theater, to the stage of our livesTragedy presents a world of conflict and troubling emotion, ...
Author: Victoria Riskin | Narrator: Julia Whelan
Release Date: February 26, 2019
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Biography)A Hollywood love story, a Hollywood memoir, a dual biography of two of Hollywood’s most famous figures, whose golden lives were lived at the center of Hollywood’s golden age, writte...
Author: Tom Bissell | Narrator: Tom Bissell
Release Date: March 01, 2016
A profound and moving journey into the heart of Christianity that explores the mysterious and often paradoxical lives and legacies of the Twelve Apostles—a book both for those of the faith and for others who seek to understand Christianity from...
Author: Kara Cooney | Narrator: Kara Cooney
Release Date: October 14, 2014
An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power. Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne—was expected to bear the sons who would leg...